Through storytelling and personal narratives, Dima guides the attendees to address common workplace resistance to DEI. She deconstructs these conscious and unconscious biases and demonstrates how to address them in order to build a safe and inclusive workplace culture. Dima shares specific tips that equip the attendees with the tools needed to manage the leadership team’s resistance to DEI initiatives, helping ensure that the positive ripple effect of DEI can expand across all their organization’s levels.
Audiences will be able to:
- Understand how resistance to DEI presents itself and the reasons behind this resistance
- Recognize the value of DEI and how it generates a safe, inclusive, and productive workplace
- Use practical techniques to address resistance to DEI without being antagonistic
About Dima Ghawi
Dima Ghawi is a Jordanian American award-winning author, leadership keynote speaker, and a three-time TEDx speaker. She is the founder of a global talent development company with a primary mission for advancing individuals in leadership. Through keynote speeches, workshops, training programs, and executive coaching, Dima has empowered professionals across the globe to develop critical business skills and expand their leadership potential. In addition, she has provided guidance to business executives to help them understand the value of gender diverse leadership, and to develop a multi-year plan for advancing quality leaders from within the organization.
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. Through her work, she has honed a keen expertise in developing leaders to meet the demands of the global workforce. For more information, visit DimaGhawi.com and BreakingVases.com.