Beyond the Picture Perfect of Diversity: How to Create a Sense of Inclusion

Thursday 9:15 – 10:15 AM

Session Description

Many organizations view diversity as a statistical goal, achieved by strategic hires and exemplified by a picture-perfect workplace. However, a diverse team without ties of inclusion and acceptance fails to fully harness the true advantages of diversity. In this keynote, Dima Ghawi shares information she has gleaned from hundreds of interviews and workplace surveys to teach leaders and business professionals how to create a welcoming and inclusive workforce. Through humorous stories and engaging group activities, Dima highlights the insight of a bottom-up approach, the influence of courageous office culture, and the power of affinity groups.


Dima Ghawi

Dima is Middle-Eastern in her genes and a global citizen in her spirit. Through keynote speeches, workshops, and executive coaching, she ignites the potential in individuals across the world. She has honed a keen expertise in developing leaders to meet the demands of the global workforce and helps organizations to increase diversity within their ranks. A three-time TEDx speaker and an international best-selling author of her memoir, Breaking Vases, she is lauded by readers for her vivid story-telling and courageous attitude. Dima harnesses the power of her journey of escaping confinement, crossing continents to inspire others to become change agents.