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Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange (WIE) is an award-winning non-profit organization whose goal is to build and bridge social capital among women of diverse cultures. WIE provides outstanding multicultural programming and has the distinction of being the only one of its kind in the region. WIE has had the honor of partnering with Working Mother Media, Catalyst, the Cherie Blair Foundation and numerous corporations while working with local, national and international women leaders. Current program offers include:



Multi-Cultural Conference

2015 Conference

Focuses on issues of building trust and relationships across race and culture in business and the community. Topical themes include: Women in Power: Getting There and Giving Back, Trust is a Business Essential and Multicultural Town Halls.


Cross Cultural Chats™

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Small group dialogues held monthly over four consecutive months. These groups of eight to ten women are intentionally structured to mix ages and cultures and are designed to build trust across race and culture one relationship at a time.


Mentoring Across Difference™


Building Trust Across Gender, Generation, Culture, Socio-Economics and Disability" This professional mentoring program matches WIE members and high level professionals with area college and high school students leading them on a path of success as they prepare to launch their careers in the global economy.

WIE University™

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Created to serve corporations and community organizations that need to do more to:

• Underscore diversity and an inclusive culture as key business drivers
• Align their diversity initiatives
• Help women to build much needed social capital



The Champions those who support the mission of WIE and want to extend the community dialogue among men in Charlotte. Together, they examine and discuss racial fears embedded in work interactions, education, and public policy and how that erodes cross-cultural trust.



We hope that you willl join us, so we can count you among those who believe in the WIE Dream —
To build a lasting trust across race and difference.

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Toussaint RomaineToussaint Romaine, J.D. serves as an Assistant Public Defender representing indigent clients charged as Habitual Felons.  He also teaches as an adjunct at UNC-Charlotte where he leads students in Constitutional Law and Mass Incarceration courses.  He is actively involved in his community by serving on numerous committees, to name a few, Charlotte Human Trafficking Task Force, Chair of the Young Lawyer’s Division for the NC Advocates for Justice, and Board of Trustee for Trinity Pawling – a private All-Boys high school in New York.  He hosts monthly leadership training programs at a federal prison, a local youth detention center and is creating a similar program at Turning Point Academy, CMS’ Alternative School.   Toussaint is married with three children and a beagle named Caicos.



Charles CollierBrigadier General Charles Collier, USAF, (Ret.) has over 39 years of national security experience in both the public and private sectors building business, creating enterprise-level change and developing and implementing national-level policy.  He served 38 years in the U.S. Air Force/Air National Guard where he held multiple leadership roles.  He currently serves as Senior Consultant for The Spectrum Group supporting corporate, government and non-profit clients with the right tools and counsel for sustained success.  General Collier received his B.S. in Psychology from Memphis State University.




Session Facilitators

Gwen Garnett 

Gwendolyn Garnett

COO Women’s Intercultural Exchange
Owner Mamalu Travel
Nancy Litton 

Nancy Litton

Deputy Executive Director
Community Free Clinic Member
Chair, Concord-Afton Sunset Rotary Club