Dima Ghawi


With the mission to advance women in leadership around the world, Dima Ghawi established herself as an international speaker and founded her Louisiana based consulting company Dima Ghawi, LLC. Through keynote speeches, workshops, training programs, coaching, and her online global community, Dima has empowered thousands of women to shatter limitations and reach their full leadership potential.

Dima has 18 years of corporate experience leading global teams, managing strategic client relationships, and developing future leaders worldwide. She has worked across the United States, Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia for several Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Merrill Lynch, and Bank of America. She has honed a keen expertise in developing leaders to meet the demands of the global workforce. Now, Dima shares that expertise to empower professional women to grow in leadership roles.

Through powerful personal narratives, Dima shares her unique leadership journey in creative ways to inspire and enable her audience to do the same. Originally from Jordan, Dima emigrated to the U.S. in 1996. Breaking from her restrictive cultural norms and expectations, she became the first woman in her family to graduate college and then earn her Masters in Business Administration. Her story is one of crossing continents, shattering limitations, and discovering her identity both personally and professionally. Dima’s audience is captivated and motivated as they hear her personal story of risk-taking that led her to leadership roles.

In addition to her consulting company, Dima founded Leadership and Empowerment, an online global community dedicated to the advancement of women in business. She serves on numerous non-profit boards and has been recognized with awards that include the 2014 President of the United States’ Bronze Volunteer Service Award and the 2014 Baton Rouge Business Report’s “Forty Under 40” award. She has been featured in numerous publications for her professional and philanthropic work.