The mission of EDGE is to cultivate a group of emerging global executives in Baltimore who will ultimately contribute to greater success and growth for Baltimore area international businesses.


  • Position participants for leading global roles
  • Gain first-hand knowledge from industry leaders on global challenges
  • Leverage the connections of WTCI to increase visibility for participants
  • Expand the international reputation and develop global opportunities in the region

Ideal Candidates

A diverse group of globally minded leaders from the Baltimore area who have had significant career trajectories with at least 10 years of business experience. Candidates should be in management positions, in a current or transitional role towards international operations, and possess future growth potential within their company. View the participants here.


EDGE Program Elements

Retreat & Orientation

Participants will attend a one-of-a-kind overnight retreat designed to foster team building, personal and professional growth and reflection at Winbak Farms.

Global Leadership Sessions

These sessions will cover topics of leadership and global business importance, taught by subject matter experts and leaders with private sector international business experience. In addition, each session incorporates cross-cultural training that focuses on different countries of interest.

Global Visionary Leadership Meeting

Throughout the program each participant will have two opportunities to be part of a small group (ideally 4 people) who will spend one hour or more with a global business executive with decades of international leadership experience. Participants will be matched with an executive based on their interests and area of expertise.

WTCI Networking Events

As a part of the leadership experience, participants will attend the International Business Leadership Awards. If schedule permits, participants are invited to attend WTCI member events.

Closing Reception

Each participant will design a brief presentation detailing the ways in which they will apply the learnings from the program to advance their career and company. The presentations will be followed by a reception to celebrate the completion of the program which will gather key stakeholders as well participants from the incoming EDGE class.