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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 Corporate Finance and there are ongoing discussions with our Corporate & Investment Banking, 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. 

Our program mission and goals

Neurodiversity Program statistics

From program inception through December 16, 2022.

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Job titles

5

Our neurodiversity program hires for multiple job areas.

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Hiring event participants

234

Our hiring events reached a broad audience.

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Offers extended

200

We extended job offers to a large percentage of the hiring event participants.

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Direct hires

190

190 people accepted offers of employment.

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Hires retained

99%

Nearly all of our 2022 neurodiversity hires are still employed with us.

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Hiring managers

150

150 of our hiring managers participated in the hiring process for the neurodiversity program.

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Employees trained

3,000+

Over 3,000 of our employees have been trained on the neurodiversity program.

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Geographic regions

2

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

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Increase in self-ID

100%

Self-identification has increased in our Technology division as a result of the program.

Learn more about our program

Hear from our employees and program leaders.

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