So is its emphasis on diversity. Jimmie Paschall joined Wells to lead its diversity and inclusion efforts in January. She works with the Diversity Council, headed by John Stumpf, Wells' chairman, president and CEO, to foster an inclusive culture, stepping up the extensive work already underway.
The council initiated many projects last year, ranging from an executive mentoring program for women and people of color that allows them to work directly with an executive outside their line of business, to a leadership program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff, similar to existing programs for black, Hispanic and Asian leaders. The council even implemented diversity goals for its senior executives that are tied to incentive compensation plans. Now that's a practice other companies ought to notice.
Debra Rossi, Laura Schulte, Mary Coffin, Caryl Athanasiu, Mary Bell, Pat Callahan, Julie Caperton, Pamela Conboy, Christine "Christi" Deakin, Lesley Eckstein, Shelley Freeman, Lucia Gibbons, Leslie Hayes, Michelle Lee, Mary Mack, Avid Modjtabai, Jamie Moldafsky, Deborah "Dee" O'Donnell, Laurie Nordquist, Joy Ott, Larisa Perry, Karla Rabusch, Suzanne Ramos, Lisa Riley, Brenda Ross-Dulan, Laura Schupbach, Diane Schumaker-Krieg, Diana Starcher, Lisa Stevens, Carrie Tolstedt, Karen Wimbish, Kim Young
Headquarters: San Francisco
2011 Assets: $1.3 trillion
No. of Female Corporate Officers: 1,742 of 5,798 total
No. of Female Operating Committee Members: 15 of 76 total