"Women business owners and entrepreneurs are key contributors to the growth of both our local and national economies and we are committed to helping them achieve continued success. It is very exciting these women-owned businesses continue to thrive and the important work of these organizations is being recognized as a driving force for our nation’s prosperity."
Head of Consumer Banking
Wells Fargo has a rich history of supporting women business owners and providing women access to capital and financial services. We are dedicated to helping women succeed financially - in business and personally.
In 1995, Wells Fargo became the first financial services provider in the country to establish a national outreach and education program to help women small business owners reach their financial goals, and we announced our first lending goal for women-owned businesses. Since 1995, Wells Fargo has loaned more than $59 billion to women business owners and since 2010 the company has spent more than $251 million with women-owned businesses via our supplier diversity efforts. Wells Fargo is proud to support national organizations that provide financial education and resources to serve the needs of small business owners. Wells Fargo began working with the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) in 1996 to further reach women business owners national and locally. That commitment continues today with workshops, seminars, and resources designed to provide guidance to help businesses everywhere take the next step.
Internally Wells Fargo is also committed to connecting and empowering our team members, and throughout Women’s Team Member network we use education, support and influence to develop diverse, customer-focused leaders while driving business objectives and supporting Wells Fargo’s efforts to be one of the world’s greatest companies.
To learn more about Wells Fargo’s support of women leaders both internally and externally, please visit Investing in Women.