Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At Wells Fargo, we believe that focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion is key to being one of the world’s great companies. It’s a business imperative that lets us take advantage of the creation and innovation that comes from multiple perspectives. It allows us to respond quickly and effectively to customer needs, and it helps us understand our customers more fully, see business opportunities in new ways, and succeed in serving the needs of all customers.
At Wells Fargo, we strive to build and sustain a diverse and inclusive culture for all Wells Fargo employees – one where they feel valued and respected for who they are as well as for the skills and experiences they bring to our company.
Our goal is for the diversity of our workforce to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We need to attract, develop, and retain the best-qualified, most diverse group of employees we can find. But diversity is only part of the equation. We also want an equitable and inclusive culture that is accepting of differences and open to new ideas, which will result in better decision-making and innovative solutions that provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
The spirit of diversity, equity, and inclusion lives in our hearts and minds and, most importantly, in our behaviors – the way we interact with each other and conduct our business. Some notable initiatives include:
Diverse segment outreach. Our team reaches out to help us better serve and earn more business from important communities including Hispanics; Asian Americans; African Americans; LGBTQ community; women, members of the military and veterans; and people with disabilities.
Diversity, equity and inclusion councils. Lead by our CEO, and comprised of senior leaders from across our company, the councils make decisions that align with our goals and influence change. In addition to our Enterprise Council, we have councils at the regional, local, and line-of-business level.
Supplier diversity. We integrate diversity into our vendor sourcing process. Diverse suppliers support economic development and create jobs in the communities we serve.
Employee Resource Networks. All Wells Fargo employees have the opportunity to participate in Employee Resource Networks (ERNs) at Wells Fargo. Employees - who are connected by a shared background, experience, or other affinity - formed these networks, and they are open to anyone who works at Wells Fargo. Each ERN is aligned with our company strategy and devoted to professional growth and education; community outreach; recruiting and retention; supporting business development; and customer insight. Learn more about our Employee Resource Networks here.
Neurodiversity. At Wells Fargo, we believe everyone has unique strengths and skills to contribute in the workplace and we strive to remove barriers that may limit an individual from showcasing their full potential. Our focus is on attracting the world's greatest talent and delivering breakthrough performance for our customers, our business and our employees. We aim to make Wells Fargo a compelling destination where neuro-diverse colleagues feel valued and inspired to do their best work in an environment that is inclusive and accessible for all.
We believe every employee offers something extraordinary. Our caring and supportive work environment gives our employees the opportunity to build relationships not only with each other, but with our customers as well.