I'm a bank exec who grew up in the South during desegregation. Here are 3 lessons about being black in America that have guided my life and career choices.
Courtesy of Georgette "Gigi" Dixon
- Georgette "Gigi" Dixon is a senior vice president and senior director of external relations for national constituents at Wells Fargo, where she is responsible for leading and coordinating Wells Fargo's engagement and outreach to national non-government organizations and key stakeholders with the goal of promoting Wells Fargo's policy priorities.
- She was one of two girls to desegregate her middle school, and went on to become the first woman president of the student body at Tennessee State University.
- She says that you should consider the impact you want to make, be ready for the firsts ahead, and prepare for achievement.
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As we embark on Black History Month and reflect on the achievements of African Americans, I want to share my own story and share three pieces of advice with the next generation of change makers.
My name is Georgette "Gigi" Dixon, and I've had the pleasure of working with a company for the last 25 years that I dearly admire, Wells Fargo. I am grateful to be a part of this organization, and for their commitment to the African American community and trust in my vision for community engagement and collaboration to support critical work in diverse communities.
My hope is that the work that many others and I are a part of today will help shape the leaders of tomorrow, to empower and transform the future. Here are three life lessons I want to pass onto you.