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Livia Konkel
VP, Diversity & Inclusion
Wells Fargo

Livia Konkel Partners with Wells Fargo Clients to Advance D&I

As the VP, Diversity & Inclusion for Wells Fargo, Livia sets the global strategic direction for D&I programs and policy. She has launched several successful initiatives with one of the most recent being the Diversity and Inclusion Index. The Index demonstrates to companies that those achieving success on measures of diversity, inclusion, and people development have better financial performance. The Index uses data analytics transparently and objectively to measure the relative performance of companies against factors that define diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Livia developed a multi-faceted approach to D&I that focuses on building inclusion and bringing in diverse perspectives. The organization's commitment to diversity and inclusion starts with top leadership and is expected of everyone at every level of the organization. A key differentiator at Wells Fargo is the focus on clients. Livia leverages D&I to assist managers with partnering more closely with clients who share company values. She has jointly sponsored key D&I events with clients. Other best practices include hosting training and development opportunities for employees and developing thought leadership.

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You can’t buy happiness but you can buy a plane ticket and that’s kind of the same thing. — Vanessa Abrahams-John