Diversity at Wells Fargo Advisors

An Integral Part of Wells Fargo Advisors' Success

Wells Fargo Advisors wouldn't be successful without the dedicated individuals driving it. We believe it takes individuals from all backgrounds and cultures to fuel this success, and we value our team members as our most important asset.

That's why we focus on creating an inclusive environment where all people are treated fairly, recognized for their individuality, promoted based on performance, and encouraged to reach their full potential.

"At Wells Fargo Advisors, we are intensely focused on building and sustaining an environment that enables all of our team members to be wildly successful. We believe that our diversity makes us stronger and helps us better understand the unique needs of our clients. We invest in the unique needs of our Financial Advisors so that they can be best positioned to make that same investment
with clients."

--Mary Mack, head of Wells Fargo Advisors

Creating an Inclusive Environment

We are always working to make Wells Fargo Advisors a more inclusive environment.

Wells Fargo Advisors' Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council (DIAC). Over the years, we have developed a series of important initiatives and implemented policies that make our company a unique, exciting, and productive place to work and do business. Aligning with our customer base, engaging in our communities, and attracting and retaining talented individuals are critical to our success.

Comprised of a diverse cross-section of leaders from across the firm and led by Mary Mack, head of Wells Fargo Advisors, the Council exists to steward, champion, develop, inform, and monitor our diversity and inclusion initiatives, programs, and policies.

Team members. We hire and retain team members who are diverse in age, education, ethnic origin, lifestyle, ability, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

Team Member Networks. Wells Fargo Advisors has Team Member Networks devoted to professional growth and education, community outreach, recruiting and retention, and customer insight. Networks include:

  • Asian
  • Black and African American
  • Diverse Abilities
  • Latin
  • Native Peoples
  • Veterans
  • Women

Supplier diversity. We provide all suppliers equal access to procurement opportunities and encourage team members to use a supplier base that reflects the diversity of our team members, customers, and communities.

Women and minority services. We help businesses grow with flexible credit programs, options for building businesses online, retirement planning, and more.

Training. Wells Fargo Advisors offers diversity classes to managers and team members to help participants understand why diversity and creating an inclusive environment are important to Wells Fargo Advisors' success.

Focusing on Helping Domestic Partners
With the focus on helping domestic partners, Wells Fargo Advisors developed the Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor certification in conjunction with the College for Financial Planning®. The ADPA designation is the first industry-wide certification program supported by an accredited institution that educates advisors about the unique financial planning needs of domestic-partner and LGBT couples and about the challenges, laws, and regulations that impact their planning efforts.

Diversity Starts With Wells Fargo & Company (our parent company)

"Our most important value is this: We believe in people as a competitive advantage. We strive to find the best people from a diversity of backgrounds and cultures, give them the knowledge and training they need, allow them to be responsible and accountable for their businesses, and recognize them for outstanding performance."

John Stumpf, President and CEO
Wells Fargo & Company

Wells Fargo was named:

  • "2nd Top Company for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Employees" - DiversityInc magazine (2014)
  • "9th Top Company for Veterans" - DiversityInc magazine (2014)
  • "17th Top Company for Diversity" - DiversityInc magazine (2014)
  • "25th Best Company for Latinas" – LatinaStyle (2013)
  • "6th Best Company for Executive Women" – DiversityInc magazine (2013)
  • "Best Company for Diversity" – Hispanic Business (2013)
  • "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" – DiversityInc magazine (2013)
  • "Top 10 Companies for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Employees" – DiversityInc magazine (2013)
  • Perfect Score of 100 on Corporate Equality Index - Human Rights Campaign (2013)
  • "Top 50 Best Companies for Latinas" – LatinaStyle magazine (2012)
  • "Top 50 Employers List" – Careers & the disAbled (2012)
  • "Top 40 Best Companies for Diversity" – Black Enterprise magazine (2012)
  • "World's 27th Most Respected Company" - Barron's (2012)
  • "World's 45th Most Admired Company" – Fortune (2012)
  • "Top 20 Biggest Public Companies in the World" – Forbes (2012)
  • Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Amplifier Award for Print LGBT Market (2011)
  • "The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking" – US Banker magazine (2011)

Wells Fargo recognizes and values the diversity of its employees, customers, and business partners. EOE, M/F/D/V.