Back to All Events

City Club’s Distinguished Speaker Series: Dima Ghawi

  • City Club of Baton Rouge 355 North Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA, 70801 United States (map)
Dima Ghawi-speaker series_banner options.jpg

time: door opens 11:30am,

Lunch @ 12:00pm,
12:30pm speaker: Dima Ghawi

+ Q&A to follow

cost: $35++ Per Person

PLUS: All attendees will receive a signed copy of her book, Breaking Vases: Shattering Limitations and Daring to Thrive: A Middle Eastern Woman's Story!

attire: Business Casual

This event is open to the entire City Club membership!

Mark your calendars, make your reservations today!

Join the City Club as the Board of Governors and the Women of the City Committee presents Dima Ghawi, featured guest, for the Distinguished Speakers Series.

Topic: How to Future-Proof Your Company: Engaging Generations Y to Z

Millennials have begun a positive disruption in the workplace that will continue in the generations after them, and while many companies have still not adapted their culture to millennials, a whole new generation is ready to enter the workplace.

In this presentation, Dima shares lessons derived from her experience globally training, developing, and engaging over 500 millennials for IBM and other Fortune 100 companies. She explores the keys to unlocking the millennial mind in order to better engage them in the workplace, give them the purpose they crave in their work, and inspire them to overachieve. Dima guides the audience members through a shift in perception that is essential in order to prepare companies for Gen Z.

By bridging the disconnect between generations, companies will be able to harness the creative and innovative talents of their employees while keeping them dedicated to the company’s mission.

PLUS: All attendees will receive a signed copy of her book, Breaking Vases: Shattering Limitations and Daring to Thrive: A Middle Eastern Woman's Story!

The Board of Governors and Women of the City Committee are excited to co-sponsor this event. Host Committee: Rene Chatelain, Anne Crochet, Helena Cunningham, and Ann Halphen


Featuring Dima Ghawi

Keynote Speaker | Leadership Development | Executive Coach

Dima is Middle-Eastern in her genes, American in her heart, and a global citizen in her spirit. She ignites the untapped potential in individuals across the globe, empowering them to shatter limitations and become courageous, purpose driven leaders. Her own journey is one of escaping confinement, crossing continents, and transforming her life’s purpose. Harnessing the power of her story, Dima is committed to inspiring individuals to attain personal and professional growth.

Through keynote speeches, workshops, and executive coaching, Dima shares her unique leadership transformation journey with one goal in mind: motivate and activate those around her to reimagine their potential and grow into leaders.

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. She has honed a keen expertise in developing leaders to meet the demands of the global workforce.

Dima’s memoir Breaking Vases received the Writer’s Digest 2018 Grand Prize Award, Best Indie Book Award, Readers’ Favorite Award, and National Indie Excellence Award.

Dima was named one of the 2019 Baton Rouge Business Report’s Influential Women in Business. She has been recognized for her services with the 2014 President of the United States Bronze Volunteer Service Award, the 2016 Louisiana State University Esprit de Femme Award, and the 2014 Business Report’s Forty Under 40 Award. She has been featured in numerous publications for her professional and philanthropic work.

About the Series
The mission of the City Club’s Distinguished Speaker Series is to provide professionals of all career levels opportunities to socialize, learn, and strengthen their professional networks.

The City Club’s Distinguished Speaker Series features distinguished top executives, government officials, academic professionals and locally/nationally recognized speakers who will share their experiences and insights in order to inspire and ignite the City Club community. This speaker series incorporates a unique blend of presentation and interactive dialogues. In this way, it offers members and their guests of the City Club community the opportunity to interact and engage with remarkable individuals who have made an impact.

Following a discussion, time will be allotted for questions from the audience. At the culmination of the program, an opportunity for networking will be provided. All events may be recorded for future viewing.

The Board of Governors and Women of the City are excited to co-sponsor this event..

Open to all City Club members and invited guest(s).

City Club Member Reservation Options: 

Call the Club at 225.387.5767, by email at, or online visit the Members Only Area @ 

City Club Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. (M-F)

Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (M-F)

Dinner: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. (W-Sat) 

Member General Dining at the Club is open from 5:30 till 9:00 Wednesday - Saturday.

Thank You For Allowing Us To Serve You!
The City Club Staff