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New DEI Partnership Seeks to Increase Awareness of Treasury and Finance Careers

  • By Joanne Oh
  • Published: 7/12/2022

DEI-Awareness-Initiative-HeaderAFP is proud to announce that Wells Fargo has joined the AFP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative for Treasury and Finance, which introduces treasury and finance careers to underrepresented communities.

Wells Fargo joins founding partner, Invesco, and AFP in showcasing opportunities for professional development, skills building, ongoing training and continuous learning. The goal of the initiative is to empower young professionals with the diverse skills, mindsets and background they need to lead challenging and rewarding careers in corporate treasury and finance.

“Our profession is expanding rapidly, and it is our intention to ensure that expansion includes a diverse workforce,” said Jim Kaitz, CEO and president of AFP. “Bringing fresh voices and diverse skill sets to the table will only serve to enhance and propel the corporate finance and treasury profession forward.”

“We strive to work with incredibly talented professionals, and one of the most important paths to achieving that is to fully embrace and support DE&I. We want to achieve a workforce with a diversity of people and perspectives that is as multifaceted as the world in which we operate,” said Paul Camp, head of Global Treasury Management for Wells Fargo. “Our teams are excited to work together with AFP to build awareness of this important program.”

As part of the DEI Awareness Initiative, AFP offers scholarships for its two professional certifications, for college students and professionals within underserved communities interested in a career in treasury and finance.

Looking to align your work with the principles of DEI? Check out resources for AFP members, including the DEI Vocabulary Index and articles and podcasts on addressing implicit bias and the power of diversity.

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