Ambassadors

Women for Education is extremely honoured and proud to have Dima and Phoebe as WFE Ambassadors. As WFE Ambassadors Dhima and Phoebe officially represent WFE and spread the word about the organisation and its vision of empowering the next generation of female leaders.

Dima Ghawi

Version 2Dima Ghawi is an International Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach. She ignites the untapped potential in women 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 women to attain personal and professional growth, while simultaneously helping organizations increase diversity within their leadership ranks.

Through keynote speeches, workshops, executive coaching, and her 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.

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.

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 “Esprit de Femme Award.” She has been featured in numerous publications for her professional and philanthropic work.

Pheobe Okowa

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Phoebe Okowa is Professor of Public International Law at Queen Mary, University of London. She previously taught at the University of Bristol . In 2011 and 2015 she was a Hauser Global Visiting Professor of Law  at New York University, School of Law.  Professor Okowa was born and educated in Kenya. She graduated at the top of her class with a first class honours  degree  from the University of Nairobi  and was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She went on to study at the University of Oxford on a joint scholarship from the British Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, where she obtained a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Doctorate in Public International Law.

On joining WFE as ambassador she says   ‘I feel enormously privileged to be part of an organization committed to transforming the lives of women.  I was taught and nurtured by a community that absolutely believed in the power of education to transform lives. The publicly funded education I got in Kenya and at Oxford set me a completely different trajectory and changed my own life chances.  I was the first person in my immediate family to go to University and it would an enormous privilege to play a small role in changing the lives of others’.

Contact: p.n.okowa@qmul.ac.uk