Bridging Muslim-Western Relations
Kimberly Weichel is a social entrepreneur who has worked for 30 years building bridges between cultures and segments of society, providing the skills and education that people need to improve their own lives. She is an advocate for women’s advancement and empowerment and has trained and supported women in many countries. Her background includes extensive experience directing international projects, peacebuilding initiatives, cross-cultural and conflict resolution training, education programs, and international development.
She directed change projects in South Africa for five years under apartheid, led citizen diplomacy trips and directed business training programs in the former Soviet Union, and has worked with many international agencies and consulting firms, including the United Nations. Kim is CEO of Peace X Peace, an international women's peacebuilding organization, and co-founder of the Institute for Peacebuilding. She is a radio and cable TV producer and author, and most recently co-authored the book Healing the Heart of the World.