Danielle Squires

Danielle Squires

Head of Diverse Segments and Managing Director, Corporate & Investment Banking | Wells Fargo

Danielle Squires is the head of Diverse Segments, managing director, and a member of the Operating Committee for Wells Fargo’s Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB). As the leader of CIB Diverse Segments, Danielle is responsible for maximizing positive outcomes for CIB’s diverse-owned and diverse-led clients by delivering a suite of capital markets, banking and financial solutions to corporate, commercial real estate, government, and institutional clients globally. Danielle and her team foster greater access to the capital markets by creating connections with clients and developing additional product sets where needed. In addition, the team helps corporate partners achieve their DEI goals through partnerships with Minority Depository Institutions, diverse-owned broker-dealers, diverse-owned asset managers, diverse suppliers and leading market execution. The CIB Diverse Segments division also directs impact investments into the corporate community generating a sustainable return on investment and creating greater inclusion in the financial ecosystem. Danielle joined Wells Fargo in 1999, working first in the Leveraged Finance group and then moving to roles in Foreign Exchange Derivatives and covering Global Financial Institutions. For much of her over 20-year career, Danielle structured and marketed interest rate hedging solutions for corporate, commercial, brokerage, real estate, and wealth management clients across the United States. Prior to her current role as Head of Diverse Segments, Danielle led Wells Fargo’s Southeast Commercial Rates & Foreign Exchange Team. She has been a regular presenter at industry and professional conferences regarding interest rate hedging, U.S. economic outlook, as well as the global market transition from LIBOR to SOFR. Danielle is passionate about helping to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) both within Wells Fargo and in the community. She currently serves on the Board of Wells Fargo’s Black and African American Executive Forum and is a member of the CIB DE&I Advisory Council. Outside of Wells Fargo, Danielle is a member of Duke’s Women’s Impact Network and National Alumni Association Board and she is a former President of the Duke Black Alumni Association. In the Charlotte community, Danielle currently serves on the boards for the Novant Medical Group and Charlotte Preparatory School. Danielle holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Comparative Area Studies and Italian from Duke University with a concentration in Economics. She currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and twin daughters.

All Sessions by Danielle Squires

Saturday June 17, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Women of Influence: It’s Time We Thrive: Putting Black Women at the Center of the DEI Movement

Emperor I

Overview: Black women know firsthand the energy and toll it takes to navigate workplace toxicity, bias, and systemic inequities. Even when Black women achieve the pinnacle of traditionally defined “success,” we are still not thriving.  This workshop will teach its participants how to establish psychological safety and belonging in organizations that are not necessarily designed to support Black women.  The session will also offer proven strategies and practical tips on how to use your personal power and leadership abilities to influence culture shifts around equity in compensation, performance, and access to support/resources that will help advance their careers.

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