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Wells Fargo Neurodiversity Program

The Wells Fargo Neurodiversity Program facilitates a more considerate, accommodating, skills-based hiring model that is accessible by design.

About neurodiversity

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What is neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is the range of differences in individual brain function and behavioral traits, regarded as part of normal variation in the human population.

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What cognitive differences are included?

Neurodiversity includes inherent cognitive differences such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia, and others.

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Program overview

The Neurodiversity Program was launched in April 2020 in honor of Autism Awareness Month to support a profoundly underserved community that suffers high and disproportionate unemployment rates. The first cohort was initiated in August of 2020 and since then 190 full-time employees have been hired into technology roles in the U.S. and India. Recent enterprise expansion has provided opportunities in Technology; Finance; Chief Operating Office; Commercial Banking; Corporate & Investment Banking; Consumer, Small & Business Banking; Consumer Lending; and Corporate Risk and we continue to have ongoing discussions with our Wealth & Investment Management, Credit Card, HR/Accommodations and Legal teams. 

We have begun planning for a new learning series called Developing My Career at Wells Fargo (internal mobility and effective employment) and are incubating a skills development platform (Community Enrichment) to facilitate community engagement with the neurodiversity community. Fundamentally, this model is extensible to support a diversity of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. 

How our program works

Our program mission and goals

Neurodiversity Program statistics

From program inception through Q1 2024.

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Employee hires*

290 + 21

*290 people have accepted full time offers of employment through the Neurodiversity Program. Additionally, 21 interns will start the program in Summer, 2024.

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Global regions

3

The program has been implemented in the U.S., EMEA and India.

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Business Divisions

8

New hires work in Technology, Finance, Chief Operating Office, Commercial Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking, Consumer and Small Business Banking, Consumer Lending, and Corporate Risk.

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Employee retention

97%

Nearly all of our neurodiversity hires are still employed with us.

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Hiring managers

250

250 of our hiring managers have participated in the neurodiversity program hiring.

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Access to education

Firmwide

All of our employees have access to neurodiversity program training.

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Job titles

8

Our neurodiversity program hires for multiple job areas.

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New hires onboarded

750

Through model developed by the Neurodiversity Program.

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