Three ways to fight bullying with love
1. Go purple on #SpiritDay, October 20, 2016
Wells Fargo team members will be wearing purple in our stand against bullying and our support for LGBT youth. We are proud to continue our work with GLAAD as the presenting partner for Spirit Day. To take GLAAD's pledge to go purple and find out more, visit glaad.org.
2. Get anti-bullying education through our partnership with GLSEN
Students who feel safe and respected are more likely to have higher GPAs and self-esteem. That's why since 2013, we've worked with the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) to provide Safe Space Kits in middle and high schools around the country. This year, we have committed to help distribute their Ready, Set, Respect toolkits for educators and administrators into every K-6 school in the U.S. To learn more about GLSEN and how you can get involved in your community, visit glsen.org.
3. Join the Ad Council in promoting diversity and embracing our differences
As primary supporters of the Ad Council's award-winning "Love has no labels" campaign, Wells Fargo is helping encourage Americans to recognize both unconscious and implicit biases, as well as to love and respect across race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ability. To learn more, visit lovehasnolabels.com
Show your Pride on your debit card
Our new card designs celebrate the LGBT community’s legacy, diversity, and history. Now, you can show your pride every time you use your card. Which one will you choose?
It’s easy to customize your card:
- Sign on to the card design studio.
- Select your eligible debit or prepaid card.
- Select Pride Collection in the Image Library
- Select a design.
Card customization through the Card Design Studio® service is currently not available on mobile devices.
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Every day, Wells Fargo serves millions of customers who reflect a wide range of diversity, and we take pride in getting to know all of our customers to better serve their financial needs.
Our advertising campaign, Working together to make a difference, celebrates this diversity and the many reasons our customers work hard to achieve their goals. In one of the campaign's ads, "Learning Sign Language," we proudly feature the story of a lesbian couple who is preparing for a life-changing moment.
We support our customers' needs
Major life events, such as getting married, starting a family, or entering retirement create unique challenges. You deserve to work with professionals trained to specifically understand the complex financial needs of LGBT couples and individuals. We've been at the forefront of the financial services industry's efforts to meet the needs of the LGBT community.
For example, the Accredited Domestic Partnership AdvisorSM (ADPA)® program was created by Wells Fargo Advisors and the College for Financial Planning to address the financial needs and considerations of domestic partners. Financial Advisors from Wells Fargo Advisors with the ADPA designation have been trained on key issues affecting domestic partners and are dedicated to providing you with tailored investment-planning solutions.
Working with The Advocate, we created The Advocate Money Minute to examine specific issues that affect the financial health of LGBT consumers. Watch The Advocate Money Minute to learn more about topics ranging from starting a family to starting a business.
In our community
Wells Fargo's commitment to the LGBT community dates back to 1987 when we added sexual orientation to our nondiscrimination policy. Since then, Wells Fargo has become one of the most visible companies in the community through diverse initiatives, including:
- Participating in more than 50 Pride parades and celebrations annually in cities around the country, from New York and Washington, D.C. to San Francisco and Los Angeles.
- Offering financial education for LGBT-owned businesses through our longtime affiliation with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and support for many local LGBT business organizations.
- Providing early funding for HIV/AIDS research and critical HIV/AIDS service organizations.
- Supporting key LGBT organizations through financial and volunteer resources, including HRC, Point Foundation, The Trevor Project, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, Lambda Legal, and PFLAG.
- Working with organizations, such as Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and GLAAD to combat bullying of LGBT youth. We helped GLSEN achieve its goal of placing a Safe Space Kit in every middle and high school in America to ensure that kids are protected when they feel threatened and can find support when they need it. This year, we have committed to help GLSEN distribute their Ready, Set, Respect toolkits for educators and administrators into every K-6 school in the U.S. We are also a proud presenting sponsor of GLAAD's Spirit Day campaign.
- Working with organizations, such as ONE Archives and the GLBT Historical Society, which help preserve, promote and celebrate the rich history of the LGBT Community.
Working at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo fosters a culture in which all people and their individual differences are not only accepted, but also celebrated. We're committed to offering fair and equal policies and benefits for all team members as part of our overall commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Our PRIDE Team Member Network has offered LGBT team members professional and career development, mentoring and leadership engagement, and opportunities to plan and participate in LGBT community outreach and events.
We have achieved a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for 13 consecutive years. And, in 2012, 2013, and 2015, we were named the top company for LGBT employees by DiversityInc. Learn more about becoming a Wells Fargo team member and search available opportunities.
We support small businesses
Your business is more than a dream or a calling, and its growth is essential to the strength of your community. You work hard to make it a success, and Wells Fargo is with you. We are the #1 small business lender in the U.S.* and are committed to helping LGBT business owners access capital and financial resources.* In 2004, Wells Fargo became the first financial institution to join the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), an organization created to better address the financial and educational needs of LGBT businesses. We are proud to be the founding sponsor of the NGLCC Supplier Innovation Center in Washington, D.C., which is dedicated to groundbreaking education and networking opportunities for certified LGBT businesses.
*Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) government data, 2013.