Diversity and Inclusion In Action

When you join Wells Fargo Advisors, you are joining a company that has made it a real priority to create and foster an environment where diversity and inclusion are the norm, not the exception.

Making a Difference

You will immediately notice we don’t just talk about change, but work tirelessly to enact it. A genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion means taking genuine action towards those goals every day.

  • Created the Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor (ADPASM ),the first certification program that educates advisors on the unique investment planning environments of LGBT couples.
  • Developed the first ever Barron’s Top Advisors Diversity summit, a conference of elite-tier advisors selected for attendance based on criteria that ranks them among the top 10% of advisors of diversity within their firms. Attendees of the 2013 Barron's Diversity Summit were nominated for being ranked among the top 10% of advisors of diversity within their firms. Investment performance is not an explicit component.
  • Foster the exchange of ideas by hosting annual summits, such as the Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor Summit, Black/African American Summit and the Women's Summit.
  • Since 1998, extended the same benefits to domestic partners of team members as we do to spouses of team members.
  • Established the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, a dedicated group of team leaders charged with developing, championing and executing diversity and inclusion programs and policies.

In The Community

Wells Fargo Advisors reaches out to diverse communities in a variety of ways – from hosting community events to developing educational programs. Such outreach fosters meaningful dialogue between the firm and our clients.

  • Wells Fargo helped launch NeighborhoodLIFTSM and CityLIFTSM to help more than 5,000 homebuyers with down payment assistance and homebuyer education.
  • In a concerted effort to support minority-, women-, LGBT-, disabled-, veteran- and disabled veteran-owned business, Wells Fargo spent $824 million with such businesses in 2013.
  • Last year, Wells Fargo gave nearly $15 million towards scholarship funds aimed at making college available to diverse groups.
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Team Member Networks

You will have the opportunity to join one (or more) of our nine Team Member Networks, consisting of individuals who come together because of a shared background, experience or other affiliation. Every TMN is different, but they do have many shared goals:

  • Promote awareness, acceptance and value of the groups who make up the Team Member Networks.
  • Connect the larger community with Wells Fargo Advisors and the individual Team Member Networks.
  • Host events and speaker engagements of particular interest to their members.
  • Educate on the best ways to reach and serve diverse market segments.
  • Celebrate and promote the values of diversity and inclusion inside Wells Fargo Advisors.