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These Diversity & Inclusion Awards illustrate that diverse individuals can and do succeed in the financial advice business and their stories are meant to inspire others.

Our Lifetime Achievement winner has demonstrated outstanding leadership for decades. Each of our See It, Be It Role Models have at least 10 years of experience in the industry. Rising Stars have fewer than 10 years in the business, however, they show excellent promise to be an industry leader for many years into the future.

See it, Be it Role Model

Tracey Tynes

VP, Regional Brokerage Manager Wells Fargo Advisors Miami

Tracey Tynes decided a long time ago to make it her business to promote diversity. "As an African-American female leader working in a traditionally male-dominated role, diversity and inclusion initiatives are extremely important to me. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, I worked at a major investment firm where I was the only African-American in the branch. I certainly did not have many role models locally or saw many featured in national publications. As I built my career, I was very clear that I would … make opportunities for others," she said.

To that end, she has led the effort to hire summer interns from historically black colleges and universities. Under Ms. Tynes' current leadership as chairwoman of the Atlanta chapter of the Black African-American Team Member Network Group at Wells Fargo, membership has grown to more than 500.

Ms. Tynes has also helped conduct a financial literacy workshop at the national convention of the National Coalition of 100 Black Men. She is also a member of The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter.

But she doesn't focus solely on racial diversity; she wants to improve diversity among all underrepresented groups.

She was one of the first at Wells Fargo's to hire a veteran, and coordinated "A Day in the Life of a Financial Adviser," a program aimed at exposing college students from diverse backgrounds to careers in financial education.

— Kathy J. Mills

Lifetime Achievement

Rising Stars

See it, Be it Role Models

Outstanding Practices

Diversity Champions

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