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 trueself 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, managing strategic client relationships, and developing leaders world wide for Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Merrill Lynch, and Intuit. Now, Dima is fully dedicated to her passion of bringing out the leadership potential in women.
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 “Espritde Femme Award.” She has been featured in numerous publications for her professional and philanthropic work.
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