Corporate Member Spotlight
401 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Top Tips for Doing Business with Wells Fargo:
There are a few key steps to getting your foot in the door at Wells Fargo, and most women entrepreneurs have probably gone through some of those steps:
• First, of course, you need to offer goods and services that a large corporation like Wells Fargo is looking for. The good news is that we’re looking for a huge variety of products and services. We work with all kinds of businesses, and there’s a good chance you’re selling something that Wells Fargo is buying.
• Next, you need to make sure you’re certified as a Women-owned Business Enterprise (or in another diverse category, if relevant). If your business isn’t already certified, you should look into getting certified with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the National Women Business Owners Corporation, or another federal, state, or local government certifying agency. Companies like Wells Fargo need to track their spending with diverse firms, and we can only count that spending if you’re certified.
• Finally, in order to get your foot in the door, you need to register your business with our team so we’re aware of your supply capabilities. When you register on our website and upload your certification, we’ll add you to our supplier database. Then we’ll be in touch with you if there’s a potential business opportunity in your supply area, or if we have a seminar or other development opportunity in your region that we think you might benefit from. If we don’t know about you, we can’t get in touch, and we can’t take advantage of the goods and services you have to offer.
Did you know?
“Did you know that Wells Fargo’s supplier diversity team is heavily focused on growth? In fact, in the last year alone, our supplier diversity spend has grown more than 20%, and we’re committed to growing that number even further in the months and years to come.”
• Corporate Properties Group:
General contracting, architectural services, facilities, management, property management
• IT Services:
IT contract labor, IT hardware/software, telecom
• Mortgage Services:
Real estate and financial services
• Temporary Labor
• Additional Services:
Accounting services, audit, insurance and investment services, banking operations, cable and satellite services, cash handling, and services, collections, consulting services, couriers, credit reports, express mail and shipping, fleet vehicles, HR and employee relations, legal services, mailing and shipping, machines, market data, marketing services, office equipment, office supplies, postage, print and direct mail, record retention, subscriptions, training, translation services, travel
“As a member of the WPEO’s board of directors, I can tell you that this organization is critical to the success of women-owned businesses up and down the East Coast. But it goes deeper than that – by helping women-owned businesses succeed and expand, the WPEO is helping families get ahead, and helping communities grow.”- Regina Edwards, Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Supplier Diversity, Wells Fargo & Company
“Wells Fargo is committed to ensuring supplier diversity is integrated into our strategic sourcing and procurement processes to generate efficiency and innovation and increased opportunities for first- and second-tier diverse suppliers.”- John G. Stumpf, Chairman and CEO, Wells Fargo & Company
Over the past ten years, Wells Fargo has spent more than $8 billon with certified diverse suppliers. Wells Fargo’s supplier diversity transformation is being recognized. In 2014, the company was named Top Corporation of the Year by the US Business Leadership Network, Advocate of the Year by Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council and Partner of the Year by the Hispanic Contractor’s Association of the Carolinas.