Wells Fargo, Spoleto Festival USA share the story of ‘Omar’
The opera, which made its world premiere on May 27, is based on the autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, an enslaved African brought to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1807.
The opera, which made its world premiere on May 27, is based on the autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, an enslaved African brought to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1807.
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.
The murder of George Floyd sparked calls for businesses to address racial bias in their communities. Answering that call, Wells Fargo and other large Minneapolis banks worked with First Independence to open Minnesota’s first Black-owned bank.
Grants plus community works are some of the ways we’re supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities within Wells Fargo and around the country.
The Fisk University student is one of the selectees of the inaugural program for aspiring entrepreneurs.
The Fisk University graduate is one of the selectees of the inaugural program for aspiring entrepreneurs.
The Morehouse College graduate is one of the selectees of the inaugural program for aspiring entrepreneurs.
The Hampton University graduate is one of the selectees of the inaugural program for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Wells Fargo is sponsoring the inaugural program at the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship in Washington, D.C.
A new slate of debit cards spotlighting historically Black colleges and universities is now available in the Wells Fargo Card Design Studio.
Wells Fargo’s hiring and career development practices look at candidates holistically, resulting in increased opportunities for those without college degrees.
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.
Viewpoints: HBCUs possess the power and the people to create a more equitable society, writes Dr. Harry L. Williams, president and CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Viewpoints: The higher education system in the United States fails to serve Native students equitably, and we call on our allies to help bring awareness to these issues, writes Angelique Albert, CEO of the American Indian Graduate Center.
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.
CEO Charlie Scharf announced the gifts that will support entrepreneurship education and provide assistance to Black-owned and other diverse-owned businesses.
The works of nine artists are featured in the new Connections space on the 30th floor and 31st executive floors of 3 Wells Fargo in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Artists from the global Latino community contributed works for the latest debit cards available through Wells Fargo’s Card Design Studio®.
Wells Fargo’s sponsorship of No Barriers helps people with disabilities — including veterans with nonevident disabilities — conquer both physical and financial obstacles.
Viewpoints: Latino, Black, immigrant, and poor communities — and the small businesses within these communities — will bear the brunt of the short- and long-term economic impacts of the pandemic, writes Tom Espinoza, president and CEO of the Raza Development Fund, or RDF.
A new Wells Fargo report shows a continued rise in the Hispanic and Latino population, points to strong Hispanic spending power, and reveals the segment’s dramatic contribution to the U.S. labor force.
Viewpoints: The current hiring and advancement ecosystem is ultimately not expanding opportunity and upward mobility across a diversity of talent cohorts, writes Maurice Jones, CEO of OneTen.
Viewpoints: Three themes consistently emerge when you examine the most successful women business owners and founders, writes Nicola Corzine, executive director of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center.
Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf and leaders of UNCF and Thurgood Marshall College Fund voice their support for the bipartisan IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act.
Wells Fargo employees expound on what the theme of this year’s Pride Month means to each of them.
With support from Wells Fargo, the organization is breaking ground on its new headquarters in the heart of the historic New York City neighborhood.
Viewpoints: Tackling systemic racism and other inequities in areas such as education can help break down barriers many LGBTQ students face, writes Jorge Valencia, executive director and CEO of Point Foundation.
Tali Bray, head of Wells Fargo Technology Diverse Segments, Representation and Inclusion, shares her story.
Wells Fargo participates in national recognition of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre with grant supporting economic empowerment efforts.
Socially conscious Wells Fargo APIA scholarship recipients talk about addressing the challenges Asian Americans face.
Activated by the murder of George Floyd one year ago and the ongoing help of allies, Wells Fargo employee P.J. Hill became the vice president of the local NAACP, and his work continues.
Wells Fargo’s Neurodiversity Program celebrates the range of differences among individuals and provides structure and support to help all employees flourish.
Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, immunologist at the forefront of COVID-19 vaccine development, honored during Wells Fargo-sponsored 2021 Image Award Virtual Experience.
What started when Colombian-born Claudia Mirza volunteered to translate at a horse racetrack morphed into a global language services business, with help from a woman-led banking team.
CEO Charlie Scharf condemns recent violence and xenophobia; pledges continued support for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
SAGECents, available through the advocacy group SAGE and funded by Wells Fargo, addresses economic stability and stress in the aging LGBTQ population.
Viewpoints: As the voice for Black-owned banking institutions, the National Bankers Association works to create financial programs and policies that benefit all Americans, writes Kenneth Kelly, chairman and CEO of First Independence Bank.
Heads of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and External Engagement for Diverse Segments, Representation & Inclusion are among distinguished guests at annual D.C. event.
Viewpoints: Undoing systemic racism in the U.S. means replacing the paradigm that some people matter more than others and lifting up the vision of a human-centered nation, writes Liz La quen náay Medicine Crow, CEO of First Alaskans Institute.
As the U.S. celebrates Veterans Day, Wells Fargo highlights how the company is easing veterans’ transition to civilian life and strengthening communities.
Viewpoints: By helping companies remove barriers at every step of the employment process, people with disabilities are able to find jobs where they can thrive, writes Lindsey Braciale, founder and CEO of Advocations.
Wells Fargo helps inspire the next generation of women in tech careers by sponsoring a trending nonprofit’s 2020 summer program.
Viewpoints: By weaving financial empowerment into their work, organizations can help break down barriers to financial security for the Latino community, writes Janet Murguía, president and CEO of UnidosUS.
Wells Fargo supports the Eva Longoria Foundation in young Latinas’ college success.
Wells Fargo employees continue their history of advocating for people with disabilities as the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 30.
Supplier Diversity efforts in recent years have helped lead progress toward equity for businesses owned by people with disabilities.
Despite the cancellation of in-person events, Wells Fargo employees are finding virtual ways to celebrate and engage during Pride Month.
Charlie Scharf announces specific commitments to advance diversity efforts across all levels of the company.
As racial injustice issues roil the U.S. and the world, Wells Fargo employees reflect on history and take part in critical and courageous conversations.
Viewpoints: LGBTQ youth are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than their straight and cisgender peers, writes True Colors United Executive Director and CEO Gregory Lewis.
A TED Talk is the latest milestone for Iowan Dean Furness, who credits his Wells Fargo career and other achievements for moving past a 2011 farm accident.
The annual data-based analysis also ranked the company No. 1 among companies for people with disabilities.
In honor of Women’s History Month, read about four women who are running successful businesses.
Viewpoints: As citizens and taxpayers, we can do no less to see that we have a larger voice in the conversation and more seats at the table, writes Dr. Johnetta Cole of the National Council of Negro Women.
Roosevelt Toston, the first African American news reporter and anchor in Las Vegas, is among those reconnecting with the past to inspire the present through the Wells Fargo Community Mural Program.
Step Afrika!, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and promoting the art form of stepping, educates children, employs artists, and reaches worldwide audiences, with support from Wells Fargo.
Sharilynn Knight, who has been deaf since birth, is a standout mortgage closer in Wells Fargo Home Lending.
Since 2003, APIA Scholars has worked to fulfill its vision to cultivate academic, personal, and professional success for Asian and Pacific Islander American students.
DIY Girls is a nonprofit in Los Angeles exposing girls to science, technology, engineering, art, and math careers and majors, thanks to support from Wells Fargo.
The story of the Gathering of Nations and Wells Fargo enters a new chapter, indicating progress in the bank’s efforts to rebuild trust with American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Diane Sedillo shares the support and acceptance she received from her Wells Fargo teammates.
Since 1990, GLSEN has led a national effort to create safe and affirming schools for all K-12 students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Ana Darielle Nunez is one of 3,326 students who have received scholarships and resources from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, a nonprofit supporting Hispanic American students, with help from Wells Fargo.
At its core, the No Barriers organization is about creating community and helping people build a rope team to support them through the highs and the lows of life.
In honor of the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Wells Fargo announced it has surpassed $100 million in donations to nonprofits serving people with disabilities since 2015.
Over the last 21 years, The Trevor Project has saved countless young LGBTQ lives by providing 24/7 support through free and confidential suicide prevention and crisis intervention programs.
NJ LEEP, a New Jersey nonprofit helping urban young people pursue careers in law, business, and other fields, honored Wells Fargo CEO Allen Parker for promoting diversity in legal education.
The Citizens League’s paid internship program, Capitol Pathways, aims to remove financial barriers and open access to the Minnesota State Capitol for the next generation of leaders of color.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, a pivotal moment in the pursuit of LGBTQ equality and civil rights in the U.S.
A mural in a Wells Fargo bank branch in Hampton, Virginia, celebrates the alumni of a formerly all-black high school who left their mark on their community and their country.
U.S. Latino-owned businesses like J & J Artificial Limb and Brace are growing. A new report from the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative, partially funded by Wells Fargo, examines the trends among business owners.
As it fulfills its mission to build a better economic future for Americans with disabilities, National Disability Institute is fighting to ensure the rights of this underserved population are legally acknowledged and protected.
An outdoor art exhibit in Lexington, Kentucky, has transformed the site of a former slave auction into an outdoor museum designed to unify a community.
Now in its 11th year, Hire Heroes USA continues to transform the landscape of veteran employment with a steadily evolving suite of services for job seekers and the employers that want to hire them.
As fatherhood and military retirement approach, a Wells Fargo team member climbs to the highest peak in the lower 48 states for new perspectives.
After a bad case of strep throat resulted in having both hands and a foot amputated, Kristan Seaford worked hard to regain her strength — and to live again.
At the 2018 No Barriers Summit, leaders from Wells Fargo and other companies shared how they are making workplaces more diverse and inclusive — and what they hope to see in the future.
For more than a decade, Jeremiah Rogers has helped Wells Fargo improve the accessibility of its online and mobile banking services — enabling people with visual impairments, like himself, to lead a more independent life.
No Barriers USA uses transformative experiences, tools, and inspiration to help people embark on a quest to contribute their absolute best to the world.
Understanding how unconscious biases can influence our language and decision-making can help transform human potential and align individual performance with organizational results.
College students are working toward their dreams, thanks to the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund and support from Wells Fargo.
As the leading advocate for LGBT elders, SAGE is more than just an organization. It’s a movement of caring activists dedicated to providing advocacy, services, and support to older members of the LGBT community.
Michael Wakefield shares his experience as a Wells Fargo stagecoach driver — and how he feels supported in the company’s inclusive environment.
This Black History Month, the NAACP celebrates 109 years of working to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
As a new movie highlights the topic, Jennifer Wallace of Wells Fargo shares her struggle with facial deformities and the film they inspired her to create.
After surgery led to limited use of his dominant hand, Lance LaVergne found new ways to adjust and remain productive.
Wells Fargo joins the Ad Council’s Love Has No Labels campaign to explore ways to create a more accepting world.
Erika Rebstock and 37 other students are attending college this year with help from the Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities.
Wells Fargo team members look forward to raising awareness and celebrating inclusive workplaces during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Wells Fargo has received a rating of 100 percent on the national Disability Equality Index® Best Places to Work list for the second time.
CEO Tim Sloan joins other CEOs in pledging to advance diversity and inclusion, noting, “Learning from other great companies is one way to make that happen.”
A Wells Fargo branch in Orlando, Florida, has a new mural to pay tribute to the victims of the 2016 mass shooting and celebrate the city’s united and diverse community.
Wells Fargo works with the people and communities that call California home to create a future rich with opportunity.
Wells Fargo’s Diverse Leaders Program offers culturally sensitive leadership and professional development.
Wells Fargo senior leaders and team members look at how the company has created a more diverse and inclusive environment over the past five years.
Wayne’s Mobile Kitchen and Catering and Big LuLu’s Trucking LLC are two of the small businesses helped by Community Development Financial Institutions that receive support from Wells Fargo.
The Veteran Employment Transition program offers on-the-job experience and learning opportunities for military veterans transitioning to civilian work.
For the 17th straight year, DiversityInc magazine has ranked Wells Fargo among the top-rated companies for diversity and inclusion — and this year the company enters the top 10.
Wells Fargo’s first outdoor mural celebrating LGBT pioneers showcases a high school band that made pride parade history.
In honor of National Women’s History Month, we look at a few mentoring relationships between women in technology at Wells Fargo, and how they are clearing a path for women in a still male-dominated field.
The Los Angeles LGBT Center is embarking on an ambitious expansion, with support from Wells Fargo, to make its services even more accessible and available.
Large companies like Wells Fargo are hiring more people with disabilities, but advocates gathering at an industry conference see there is still more work to do.
Community nonprofits in Phoenix are eager to effect change — and institutes supported by Wells Fargo are helping leaders get the skills they need to make it happen.
Four tech leaders at Wells Fargo probe what it takes to “create environments where women can contribute equally, receive the same opportunities as men, and be treated with the same respect”
Danny Peltz of Wells Fargo’s Wholesale Bank shares his perspective on the importance of creating a diverse workforce.
New research suggests that, one year later, the Supreme Court’s ruling has affected how LGBT couples consider financial management and marriage equality.
A work event served as the catalyst for a Maryland team member’s renewed relationship with her daughter.
Wells Fargo’s chief information security officer explains why being well prepared — and recruiting a diverse workforce — are key to the battle for cybersecurity.
A Wells Fargo bank in St. Augustine, Florida, is keeping alive an often-overlooked connection to one of the most important civil rights laws in U.S. history.
Wells Fargo joins the Asian American community in celebrating the “Year of the Monkey” with a new Lunar New Year calendar and more.
In an interview, a Human Rights Campaign Foundation leader explains why “inclusive policies and practices are high priorities at companies that want to remain competitive”
Students from three Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Atlanta gathered to share stories and help alter the perception of the African American experience.
With help from student, parents, and educators, a Safe Space Kit is now available in most public school districts in the U.S. A recent report shows that the kit is making a difference for LGBT students.
Passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 opened many eyes (and doors), but work remains to be done.
The 2015 Warriors to Summits team of wounded veterans is training to climb Gannett Peak in Wyoming — and building skills to help deal with issues in their civilian lives.
Several Wells Fargo banking stores in four California communities connected culture and commerce — by celebrating Latino culture.
Wells Fargo’s Robin Beers, Sarah Bellrichard, Diana Macias, and Jennifer Spratley weigh in on the value of women in technology, and challenges faced.
Chaquita Venable is seizing opportunities denied her dad, Clem, by the segregation and shutdown of public schools in his Virginia county over 50 years ago.
A $10,000 Wells Fargo grant to FreeState Legal Project helped start an LGBT anti-bullying outreach program in schools.
Spirit Day 2014 is only one aspect of Wells Fargo’s longstanding support for the LGBT community.
Wells Fargo is honoring the untold stories and celebrating the rich heritage of African Americans through our new #MyUntold social storytelling movement.
Wells Fargo commissioned a 17-year-old student at the Alabama School of Fine Arts to create a painting to honor four young girls who died in the bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963.
Wells Fargo’s latest community banking store mural, which depicts the LGBT history of West Hollywood, is one of the most extensive at 102 feet long.