- Global Exchanges
- About Us
To empower globally-minded leaders from the Mid-Atlantic with ideas and connections to drive growth and global good.
Existing and emerging global leaders feel connected and inspired to strengthen business and build a better world.
Our network includes 3,500+ companies and hundreds of nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies -- making it the largest network of globally-minded businesses in the Mid-Atlantic. Although they represent different sectors, these businesses are united in at least one way. Each is led by purpose-driven people who want to share what they have learned and have candid conversations with their peers so they and those around them become more robust and competent leaders. And the world becomes a better place. Our network also includes the hundreds of people from other countries who come to the Mid-Atlantic each year to learn from the region’s experts via our global exchange programs.
A connected community is a powerful community. People within it share ideas and perspectives, as well as confide in and coach each other. We have created a connected community that includes thousands of existing and emerging globally minded and purpose-driven business leaders from the Mid-Atlantic – making it the largest of its kind in the region.
Their learning with us can start when they decide to pursue a career in business and remain uninterrupted throughout their life, so they can adapt their thinking to new challenges that need novel solutions. The learning opportunities are fun and inspirational, so people can be their best selves – a necessity to turn ideas into action locally and globally.
WTCI hosts events where people can learn and connect. We also offer fellowships to executives who want to grow into the C-Suite at global entities, as well as high school and college students who want a career that touches many cultures and countries. We also help people from other countries learn about a range of issues from their counterparts in the Mid-Atlantic. Find out more about our programs and events, including how you can sponsor them.
We welcome diverse viewpoints, enjoy connecting people and embrace authenticity. We also are committed to the long-term success of WTCI, have an insatiable appetite for learning, and believe in work-life balance.
In 1989, Harold Adams co-founded WTCI and became its first board chair. The globally-known architect served in that role for three decades.
He always led with integrity, an unwavering commitment to excellence, and a seemingly endless well of enthusiasm for the work he did.
His passion and vision will continue to guide WTCI as the organization moves forward.
of global executives who have gone through our fellowship program have been promoted after completing the program
people have received fellowships from WTCI
people attended WTCI events in 2021
people from more than 125 countries typically participate in WTCI’s global exchanges annually