Kimberly Weichel is a peacebuilder, gender advocate, cross-cultural specialist and non-profit leader who has worked on the forefront of building bridges between cultures and peoples for over 25 years. She is a passionate champion for women’s and girls’ advancement and leadership, and was CEO of Peace X Peace, an international women's peacebuilding and leadership organization with a network of 30,000 women in 120 countries. She is currently CEO of Weichel & Associates, an international consulting firm, and teaches at American University in Washington DC.
Kim has extensive global experience in Russia, South Africa, East Africa, Southeast Asia, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Canada, and Australia. She has worked with UN and other international agencies and been active with UN associations in San Francisco and Washington DC.
Kim is an adventurer, seeker of knowledge, mother, mentor for young women, and a true global citizen. Her cross-cultural and multifaceted background gives her a unique perspective on life, benefiting many communities through her work as a speaker, facilitator, trainer, radio producer and advisor to NGO’s
Kim is an author of several books, including "Beyond Borders: One Woman’s Journey of Courage, Passion and Inspiration and Our Voices Matter: Wisdom, Hope and Action for Our Time. She is currently writing another book due out next spring called Quest for New Possibilities: Sage Wisdom for Our Time.
Kim completed her B.A. and Masters’ degrees from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and was awarded fellowships to Europe and Asia, including a Rotary Peace Fellowship in peace and conflict resolution and Fellowship to the European Union. She serves as an Ambassador to the Global Peace Index.
One of my lifelong passions has been to encourage the voices and advancement of women and girls. Women bring many feminine leadership skills, including compassion, inclusion, and thinking holistically, that are critical skills for society. We need to speak up and stand up for women’s leadership and support each other. This is what I do. I have mentored young women for 25 years, trained women to step into leadership, launched women’s leadership programs, and advocated for policies that support women. At this time, we need to stand together, and I stand with you. Let your voice be heard!