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Concurrent Session
SPEAKER CANCELLED: Inspiring Bold Leadership and Creating Engaged Employees
Chatham Ballroom A
In-Person and Virtual Tuesday 10/31/2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Advanced (Elevating DEI), Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
Workplace Application:
Corporate culture is passed down; understanding and supporting the next generation with healthy connections and courageous leadership is imperative. 

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited.

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Employees in healthy cultures thrive. These cultures are created and passed down, inherited by the next generation of employees. The strongest leaders know to focus on a long-term strategy with an emphasis on corporate culture health for future generations to sustain and thrive within. Dima Ghawi worked with Fortune 20 corporations and diverse teams around the world for two decades. Through her assignments in 19 countries, working with IBM in Leadership Training and Development, she gained critical insights into leading global teams. She recognized that bold leadership, employee engagement, and DEI were not only inextricably linked, but they were also crucial across cultures. Her experience has given her deep insights on how to be an effective leader in today's global age: - Start with trust to build relationships - Highlight similarities - Be adaptable.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that corporate culture is learned and passed down to the next group of employees.
  • Prioritize healthy employer/employee connection, and healthy, connected cultures to produce connected, engaged employees.
  • Understand how inspired, courageous leadership involves assuming the responsibility of modeling and teaching healthy culture to create your organization's next generation.

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All virtual sessions inherently run the risk of audio or visual issues due to factors out of our control. If any technical difficulties arise, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to resolve it. All virtual sessions, unless marked as "LIVE ONLY" or "VIRTUAL LIVE ONLY", are recorded and will be available to view on demand until December 1, 2023.

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Dima Ghawi, MBA, DEI Influencer,
Dima Ghawi, LLC