The Misfit Advantage - Liberate Your Inner Misfit and Thrive | Sessions

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The Misfit Advantage - Liberate Your Inner Misfit and Thrive
Tuesday 06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Early Career, Mid-Level, Senior-Level, Executive-level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will understand the advantages of being a misfit and how to best facilitate individuality to boost workplace productivity and innovation. 

In the workplace, 'fitting in' is often seen as desirable, and it can be easy for an employee to feel like an outcast.  In this session, Dima Ghawi guides attendees to appreciate what makes them different, demonstrating the advantages of embracing individuality. Through personal stories drawn from her experiences as a Middle Eastern woman, she reveals the values of challenging conformity. Dima's actionable tips and engaging examples leave audiences prepared to liberate their inner misfit.

Learning Objectives:

  • Best practices for facilitating and embracing one's individuality.
  • Actionable tips for creating a culture of belonging.
  • The practical benefits for leaders of letting differences shine in the workplace.


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Dima Ghawi, MBA, DEI Influencer,
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