Pro Bono Perspectives S2E22: Wendy John, Fidelity Investments

DEI for a New Era of Social & Racial Justice

SOURCE: Common Impact


Wendy John, the new Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Fidelity Investments, joins Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to discuss the rapid growth in corporate DEI positions in the past several years and the added urgency these programs have taken on in 2020.

Wendy explains why DEI is a necessity – not a “nice to have,” the challenges and opportunities her work presents, and the ways in which Fidelity has enhanced its social impact work, like expanding its Impact Week skills-based volunteering initiative and dedicating it to supporting racial justice and BIPOC-led nonprofits.

Wendy also reflects on the 10th anniversary of Fidelity’s Aspire employee resource group (ERG) for Black and Latinx employees and how the company created an environment that fostered it to grow from a group of just 50 to 5,000 strong.

To learn more about Fidelity, its DEI work, and Impact Week, visit

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KEYWORDS: Common Impact, Danielle Holly, Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast, Wendy John, Fidelity Investments, fidelity, Fidelity Impact Week, DEI, diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, Racial Justice, racial equity, pro bono, skills-based volunteering, skills-based volunteerism, skilled volunteering, skilled volunteerism, nonprofit capacity building, COVID-19, COVID-19 response

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