Gwen ThomasGwendolyn Garnett is the co-founder and CEO of TAPESTRY, a multicultural strategy, community and corporate initiatives, coaching and organizational development firm. Gwen also owns Mamalu Travel. She is the former Neighborhood Lending executive for the Consumer Real Estate division of Bank of America. In this capacity she was responsible for driving multicultural and low-to-moderate income lending sales, education and counseling across the country.

Garnett retired from Bank of America in 2005 after 24 years where she served as the Consumer Real Estate Multicultural executive, National Loan Center executive, Technology & Operations Division Executive, and held many other diverse leadership roles in the company. She is passionate about using her years of experience to help others be successful.

Garnett holds an associate degree in Computer Programming from Spartanburg Technical College, and has completed numerous professional development programs during her career. She also is Six Sigma Greenbelt certified.

Garnett serves as the COO and former co-chair and board member of the Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange, board member for HomeFree USA, St. Paul Baptist Church, Zechariah Alexander CDC, an advisor and founding member for the Bank of America Black Professionals Group in Charlotte, North Carolina and serves as an advisor for young professionals across the country. Garnett is an Advisory Board member for the Charlotte Branch of Mechanics and Farmers Bank. She is a former board member of the Hornet’s Nest Girl Scout Council, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and past national President of the Urban Financial Services Coalition. She is the recipient of many awards for her work in diversity and mentoring and is an active member of St. Paul Baptist Church where she serves in several ministries.