See it, Be it Role Model
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