Helping Latinos Achieve The American Dream This Month, And Every Day.
As we celebrate the Latino influence that has helped shape our country, Hispanic Heritage Month is also the perfect time to look ahead and recognize how Hispanics will continue to influence our culture and economy.
Hispanics are the second fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S., yet are still widely under-represented in the workforce, particularly in financial services. With this growth comes the responsibility of companies to create a talent pipeline with the cultural background and multi-lingual skills necessary to meet the unique needs of Latino clients.
Wells Fargo has partnered with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to further their shared goal and commitment of helping Latinos succeed in the financial services industry.
“Many Latino youth are unaware of the career opportunities that exist in the financial services area,” said Delia Pompa, Senior Vice President of Programs at NCLR. “We are pleased about our partnership with Wells Fargo and our joint efforts to inspire and create the next generation of leaders in the financial services sector.”
In San Diego, Wells Fargo’s commitment to diversity is reflected throughout the organization and highlighted by Celia Lanning, Greater San Diego Region Bank President for Wells Fargo. Celia is among Wells Fargo’s senior Hispanic leaders and oversees more than 1,900 team members and 115 banking stores throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. Celia shares a Puerto Rican and Mexican heritage and understands the values and principles of diverse Latino communities.
“Our family values and culture shaped my career and instilled the importance of hard work, education and the responsibility to do my best,” Celia comments. “I understood the importance of giving back and the responsibility of helping others to succeed. Through hard work and collaboration we can continue to empower future generations.”
While Hispanic Heritage Month only lasts 30 days, Wells Fargo’s commitment to Latinos will continue to be felt for years to come.