Wells Fargo sponsors women’s business conference to help increase workplace diversity

Pictured (from left) are Alisa Joseph, vice president of diverse segments with Wells Fargo, renowned poet, author and actress, Dr. Maya Angelou and Pat Crawford, chief diversity officer with Wells Fargo at the Mosaic Women Awards Luncheon. (Photo: Mark Finkenstaedt)

JANS – Wells Fargo & Company joined Diversity Woman Magazine to uplift and empower women during the Diversity Women’s Business Conference in Washington, DC this past weekend. Over two days, women in various industries ranging from executives, educators, entrepreneurs and innovators, came together to discuss strategies and solutions for demonstrating leadership in the modern workplace.  Wells Fargo also supported of the Mosaic Women Awards Luncheon and joined panelists during breakout sessions and workshops which addressed executive leadership and personal development.

Founded five years ago by Sheila Robinson, the Diversity Women’s Business Conference continues to grow as a professional networking force for diverse women. “We have the opportunity to develop and build lasting relationships that can and will bridge the leadership gaps,” said Robinson in regards to working alongside Wells Fargo & Company to host the Diversity Women’s Business Conference for the fifth year in a row.

Diversity Woman Magazine recognized four amazing women for their vision and leadership, and for their cultural and worldly influence. Among honorees, Dr. Maya Angelou received the Legend Award for her many accomplishments as a poet, educator and writer and her perpetual commitment to inspire women across the globe.  Other winners included author and commentator Dr. Julianne Malveaux, and renowned inspirational speaker Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch. Also, Edie Fraser, managing director and Chair of the Diversity Practice at Diversified Search Ray & Berndston, was recognized during the conference.