Leadership Speaker. Executive Coach. Best-Selling Author of Breaking Vases.
Dima Ghawi ignites the untapped potential in women across the globe, empowering them to shatter limitations and become courageous, purpose driven leaders. Her own journey is one of escaping confinement, crossing continents, and transforming her life’s purpose. Harnessing the power of her story, Dima is committed to inspiring individuals to attain personal and professional growth, while simultaneously helping organizations increase diversity within their leadership ranks.
Raised in the Middle East and taught to be subservient, Dima was fiercely constrained by her culture, community, and family expectations. Her path was predetermined, and her worth was decided by the judgment of others. All that mattered was preserving the honor and reputation of her family. But, in her twenties, Dima dared to shatter the limitations that chained her. With a perilous escape, she left behind an oppressive marriage, controlling family, and confining cultural stigma. Facing the threat of an honor killing, she fled to discover her true self and became the first woman in her family to receive an advanced education with a subsequent rise to corporate leadership.
Dima captivates her audience with her personal narrative by reaching into their hearts, minds, and unkindled aspirations to share a vision of hope, courage, and unlimited possibilities. Her story of life-changing actions, resilience,
and determination motivates others to conquer their limitations and ignite their own leadership flame.
Dima draws from two decades of corporate experience leading global teams and developing future leaders worldwide. She has worked across the United States, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa for several Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Merrill Lynch, and Intuit. She has honed a keen expertise in developing women leaders to meet the demands of the global workforce.
Through keynote speeches, workshops, training programs, coaching, and an online global community, Dima shares her unique leadership journey with one goal in mind: motivate and activate those
around her to reimagine their potential and grow into leaders.
In addition to her global empowerment work, Dima serves on numerous nonprofit boards. She has been recognized for her services with the 2014 President of the United States Bronze Volunteer Service Award, the 2014 Baton Rouge Business Report’s “Forty Under 40” Award, and the 2016 Louisiana State University “Esprit de Femme Award.” She has been featured in numerous publications for her professional and philanthropic work.
Each of Dima's keynotes are inspiring, wisdom filled, deeply emotional, and offer thought-provoking messages of courage, self-leadership, self-worth, confidence, curiosity, and the power of choice. These messages, combined with a powerful call to action, aim to drive individual audience members to reflect on their purpose in their organization and to enact positive change. Dima’s keynotes touch on the essence of developing effective leaders, and will leave your team inspired to take bold actions, rise above their limitations, and achieve higher levels of performance.
Millennials have begun a positive disruption in the workplace that will continue in the generations after them, and while many companies have still not adapted their culture to millennials, a whole new generation is ready to enter the workplace.
Dima focuses this keynote on instilling the courage and confidence and drive that is required for women to own their financial future.
Dima dares each individual to look deeper into their own internal limitations and equips them with the tools and inspiration it takes to shatter those limitations and emerge as empowered individuals and leaders.
This keynote recounts the struggles and triumphs of her personal journey with vulnerability and insight that will resonate with each audience member and spark a guiding light for their individual journey of self-discovery and leadership growth.