CEO | Brenda Wright LLC
Brenda Wright is the President of Brenda Wright LLC a consulting firm that specializes in Organization Management in the For Profit and Non-Profit Sector. A highly regarded leader and community advocate with experience in both the business and nonprofit sector. An energetic strategist, with an ability to analyze complex business situations. She has a proven track record of creating innovative solutions, building alliances and leading teams to optimal performances. A retired 34-year Senior Executive with Wells Fargo, she was the Leader of the Corporate Philanthropy and Community Relations for the West Region, serving California, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. She was responsible for strategizing and managing the execution of community advancement initiatives and building strategic partnerships for Community benefit. She also managed an annual budget of $60 million in philanthropic giving, team member volunteerism, and other initiatives that supported financial growth in low-to-moderate income communities. Through her leadership Wells Fargo was ranked as Number 1 in Corporate Philanthropy in California for 4 years. A financial service veteran Wright’s previous roles included division manager in Premier Banking Group and San Francisco District Manager, overseeing 30 branches with assets ranging from $65 to $300 million. The Missouri native is an active leader and member of several Boards of community-based organizations. She has been appointed to several Commissions by both the Mayor of San Francisco and the Governor of California. She currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth Club, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, War Memorial Board and the California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation Steering Committee. In recognition of her commitment to community service over the years, Wright has received numerous awards and recognition. • Woman of the Year Award: Presented by California State Senator Carole Migden • Commendation from Senator Diane Feinstein for her work on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. • 100 Most Influential Women in Business in the San Francisco Bay Area: • Corporate Service Award: National Coalition of 100 Black Women. • Honored by San Francisco Mayor London Breed as a Women Philanthropist in honor of Women’s History Month in 2022. • Marcus Foster Education Institute 100 for the 100 Legacy Award
Overview: This workshop will explore how Corporate Partners’ social investments like donations, volunteering, access, and thought partnership have helped the 100 BMOA shape local and state policy, programs, and the lives of Black people nationally and globally. This workshop will feature short stories about pervasive Black community problems (i.e., public/charter schools, financial literacy, prostate cancer, hurricane Katrina). Additionally, we will discuss how our BOLD LEADERSHIP and SHARED VISION of our public, private, and civic groups have made a monumental impact on our community.