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Kathleen Mahoney

Kathleen Mahoney

Staff Writer

I always thought I’d be a novelist but instead found my niche in business writing. I have a special love for employee communications. It’s fascinating to dig into people’s stories — especially people with unique backgrounds, experiences, skills, and passions. I enjoy the conversation of an interview and going deep to find the humanness, the emotion, the heart of the topic. The challenge of turning that conversation into a compelling story is most rewarding.

Stories from this author


Initiative aims to create 40,000 new homeowners by 2025

Wells Fargo partners with local nonprofits to help people of color buy homes as part of the company’s $60 million WORTH initiative.


Clean heating at cool costs

A $3.15 million Wells Fargo grant will enable Chicago nonprofit Elevate to decarbonize 100 homes for low- and moderate-income residents and build the capacity and expertise of 24 contractors of color to participate in the green economy.

Financial Health

5 shopping tips to maximize holiday cheer

Given inflation and a looming recession, what can consumers do this holiday season? Four experts share their tips.

Financial Health

Brewing better lives through coffee

Westrock Coffee CEO and Co-founder Scott Ford offers a fair wage to millions of farmers globally, and training to thousands of smallholder farmers, with support and financing from Wells Fargo.


Developer adds luxury to D.C.’s affordable housing

After feeling the crunch of sky-high rental rates, Buwa Binitie founded Dantes Partners to bring “luxury affordable” housing to Washington, D.C.

Volunteering & Giving

Wells Fargo employees join 100-mile ride to raise funds for people with disabilities

Cyclists, runners, walkers, and volunteers participated in the Best Buddies Challenge on June 4, raising millions of dollars to support friendships, employment, leadership, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Diversity & Inclusion

Wells Fargo mural honors bravery of Freedom Riders fighting segregation

In 1961, segregation was illegal on interstate public transport, but the law was ignored in the Deep South. A Wells Fargo mural in Birmingham, Alabama, tells the story of the Freedom Riders who put themselves at risk to uphold the law.

Financial Health

5 steps to healthier finances

Sitting down once a year to complete a financial health checkup can keep you on track. Use these tips to assess your credit score, spending habits, budget, savings plan, and health insurance coverage.

Diversity & Inclusion

Pairing wine with inclusivity

Robin McBride and Andréa McBride John, half-sisters who led parallel lives on opposite ends of the globe, are overcoming barriers for women and people of color in the wine industry.

Small Business

Dr. Tee fills her community’s prescriptions and health education needs, one person at a time

Dr. TaQuina Warren — a pharmacist known as Dr. Tee — fulfilled her dream of opening a pharmacy where she can not only fill prescriptions, but guide others toward better health.

Financial Health

Program helps Native Americans buy a home, enhance financial acumen

Nika Saunders, a U.S. National Guardsman and mother of three, purchased her first home in Anchorage, Alaska, thanks to support from the Cook Inlet Lending Center and Wells Fargo.


Using blockchain to settle foreign exchange transactions

Wells Fargo is collaborating with HSBC to optimize settlement of foreign exchange transactions and reduce settlement risk.

Small Business

‘A dope vision’ comes to life in a West Philly food desert

Imperial Caribbean & Seafood restaurant, which opened during the pandemic, is now a community staple, thanks to the community revitalization efforts of the People’s Emergency Center and Wells Fargo.

Inside the Stagecoach

Adoption benefit supports modern families’ paths to parenthood

Wells Fargo financially assists employees with about 70 adoptions per year — including Kathleen Leary, who’s adopted three boys, and Matthew Klingelhutz, who adopted a boy from his native Korea.

Diversity & Inclusion

Helping veterans achieve their American dream

To help veterans succeed as business owners, Wells Fargo is funding $50,000 for two Bunker Labs entrepreneurship workshops, with a goal to train 60 veteran-owned businesses by the end of 2022.

Diversity & Inclusion

‘I never felt more free of my disability in my life’

Wells Fargo’s sponsorship of No Barriers helps people with disabilities — including veterans with nonevident disabilities — conquer both physical and financial obstacles.

Inside the Stagecoach

Five years of supporting our work family

Through Wells Fargo’s paid leave programs, nearly 63,000 parents and caregivers have found peace of mind while navigating life’s happy moments and challenges.