Internationally Renowned Speakers Come to Charlotte for The Women's Inter-cultural Exchange 2009 Multi-Cultural Women's Conference

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Cherie Blair, wife of the former British Prime Minister and Deepika Bajaj, Founder and President of Invincibelle are keynote speakers

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The Women's Inter-cultural Exchange will present its 2009 Multi-cultural Women's Conference: Building Trust Across Race & Culture -A Business Essential, Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Johnson C. Smith University. Aimed at building and strengthening personal and professional relationships among women across race and ethnicity, the half-day conference will engage more than 300 women and men in candid, thought-provoking dialogue on building, restoring and retaining trust.

Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, will speak about the persisting gender gap in businesses across the world and how improved access to networks, information and resources can strengthen the capacity of women entrepreneurs worldwide. The Foundation and the Women's Inter-cultural Exchange will partner in establishing mentoring support for women in developing countries and transition economies around the world. (Editor's Note: For bio and photo of Mrs. Blair, click here: WIE Press Information)

"We are thrilled to support Cherie Blair's efforts to enhance the capacity for women to build businesses, create jobs and strengthen their local economies. Charlotte women entrepreneurs have a great deal of insight, expertise and experience to share," said Stephanie Counts, co-founder of the Women's Inter-cultural Exchange. "Our organization is committed to helping women make connections and build relationships that strengthen our collective ability to shape, grow and lead our communities."

Kicking off the conference will be Deepika Bajaj, founder and president of Invincibelle, a company dedicated to helping women thrive in a multicultural world. Ms. Bajaj will focus on how trust among women can enhance workplace and community collaboration, accelerate creativity, spark innovation and ultimately drive career success. (Editor's Note: For bio and photo of Ms. Bajaj, click here: WIE Press Information)

To learn more about the conference, sponsorship opportunities or how to register visit http://www.wi-ce.org.

The Women's Inter-cultural Exchange, founded in 2005, builds bridges of social capital among women of diverse cultures, fosters cross-cultural awareness and develops infrastructure for community dialogue, engagement and programs. For more information, go to: http://www.wi-ce.org.

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women was created to provide the business skills and tools that will enable women in developing countries and transition economies to realize their potential and achieve economic independence and success. Women with economic security and independence have greater control over their own and their children's lives. To learn more:
http://www.cherieblairfoundation.org.

Invincibelle is a premium site for women who live and work in a multicultural world. Invincibelle brings trusted and relevant content to accelerate personal and professional growth of women worldwide. Online at: http://www.invincibelle.com.

Contacts:
Marcia Merrill 704.364.0084
Laura Everett 704.442.5369

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