Monica Mitchell

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Monica Mitchell

Monica Mitchell

Position: Senior Community Relations Consultant, Social Impact & Sustainability, Wells Fargo

Monica Mitchell has over 20 years experience in banking and community development. In her role, Monica leads Social Impact and Sustainability work for the Maryland and Greater DC regions and serves as chair of Wells Fargo’s $1.6 Billion lending and philanthropic commitment in Washington D.C. called ‘Where We Live’™ focused on supporting small businesses, financial health and housing affordability. Extensive engagement in workforce development, entrepreneurship and eliminating policy barriers that perpetuate poverty for low-to-moderate-income communities are central to Monica’s work, with a personal passion to address the intersectionality of these issues with public health outcomes.

Monica is intentional in her advocacy for community impact programs and policies that advance historically underserved neighborhoods, drive economic growth, and provide educational equity and family stability. Monica is the school Founder and President of the Board of the all-girls Lillie May Carroll Jackson Middle School in Baltimore City. Monica led the creation of the school, its successful charter renewal, and acquisition and redevelopment of the 60,000 sq.ft. formerly vacant blighted building in East Baltimore with a $5MM renovation that is now home to the school. She also serves on the boards of Associated Black Charities, Baltimore Community Lending, LISC DC, and the Eddie and C. Sylvia Brown Family Foundation. She was a founding member of the United Way Emerging Leaders United Program to promote the professional development and community involvement of Maryland’s next generation of leaders.

Ms. Mitchell has received numerous awards including Baltimore Business Journal 40 Under 40, National Coalition of 100 Black Women Shes100 Award for championing corporate social responsibility on behalf of black women and girls, Girl Scouts Distinguished Women honors, has been inducted into The Maryland Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence, and was most recently named a 2021 Influential Marylander.

Monica is a proud lifelong Baltimorean, a dedicated mother to her two teenage sons (whom she homeschooled and are now college-bound on full scholarships), a passionate volunteer, and a mentor for young students of color pursuing careers in financial services and philanthropy.