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    Schwabbie goes the distance with ultramarathons

    Have you ever driven 100 miles and thought, “This is taking forever!” Now imagine doing it on foot. On purpose. Repeatedly. Schwabbie Mark B. tests his endurance with ultramarathon races.

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  • Culture

    Looking for inspiration? Meet Schwabbie Christian R.

    Schwab executive Christian R. rises above his early life challenges and uses his experiences to succeed both in his personal and professional lives.

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  • Culture

    Felicia L., my Schwab Story

    For more than 28 years, Felicia has been supporting clients and colleagues alike in the North Dallas Branch. See what sweet surprise Felicia bring to work in honor of her colleagues every year.

  • Culture

    Celebrating Schwab’s continuing commitment to women

    As part of this year’s celebration of the International Day of the Girl, Charles Schwab celebrates the Women’s Interactive Network at Schwab (WINS) Employee Resource Group (ERG). Schwab leaders and WINS co-chairs Annie L. and Karen B. talk about the important role WINS plays at Schwab.

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  • Culture

    SPAN celebrates Schwab Kids’ Day

    Schwab's Parent Network (SPAN) hosted a virtual 'Schwab Kids Day' and connected more than 900 Schwab families around the country.

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  • Culture

    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a longtime Schwabbie

    Phoenix-based Armando P. still loves coming to work at Schwab after more than three decades of service.

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  • Culture

    Schwab anthropologist connects campus recruiting to diverse talent for the firm

    Schwabbie Amber S. connects her education in anthropology to her work in corporate talent attraction.

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  • Culture

    Schwab’s Employee Resource Groups transition online; Continue celebrating Schwab culture

    Schwab’s Employee Resource Groups get creative to keep connected virtually.

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  • Culture, Community

    How can employees stay connected and give back in a pandemic? Virtual volunteering

    At a time when a global pandemic is forcing all of us to do less in some areas — less travel, less socializing with friends and family, and less time spent away from home in general —Schwab is looking for ways to help its employees do more.

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  • Culture

    Celebrating diversity, inclusion and accessibility at Schwab

    As part of Schwab’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and accessibility companywide, we’re shining a light on some of the achievements and opportunities in these crucial areas.

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  • Culture

    The Three Musketeers: Meet the Richardson Schwamily

    Meet a special Schwab family of brothers who say they’re most excited to work together every day while serving Schwab clients. 

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  • Culture, Industry

    Schwab establishes endowed scholarships to support Black students pursuing a career in Financial Planning

    Through the Charles Schwab Foundation, Schwab is establishing endowed scholarships to help increase the pipeline of diverse talent into our industry and within our own firm. 

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  • Culture

    New Schwabbie Danielle Munoz excited to bring USAA experiences to Schwab

    Danielle Munoz, new Schwab employee

    Danielle Munoz, who joined Schwab in late May as part of its USAA acquisition, is excited to continue her passion of really putting the client first.

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  • Culture, Innovation

    Bridging the Gap

    Schwab Bank's Community Development Group helps vulnerable communities in collaboration with some of the most innovative and dedicated financial first responders during the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • Culture, Innovation

    Schwab internships move online

    Collage of Schwab's 2020 interns.

    For the first time ever, Charles Schwab’s nine-week Intern Academy is being held entirely online this summer, with students reporting for work each day the same way more than 95 percent of Schwab’s workforce currently is: from home.

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  • Culture, Community

    Schwab taking pride in acceptance and inclusion

    True to its founding principles, Schwab has been at the forefront in challenging the way the finance industry looks and by creating a welcoming and inclusive culture.

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  • Culture

    Celebrating Schwab Dads!

    Collage of Schwab dads.

    This Father’s Day, Schwab is celebrating some of our outstanding dads who are supporting their families while they teach some important life lessons and learn a few themselves along the way.

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  • Culture | Military

    Hiring our heroes: Meet Audrey Wakefield

    At Schwab, veterans and military families have found opportunity through fellowships which often lead to full-time employment. Hear from one of our new employees.

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  • Culture

    Everybody WINS when women are empowered

    A woman listening to another woman speak.

    Schwab’s Women’s Interactive Network (WINS) is an employee resource group dedicated to helping women in their careers. Joe Vietri and Mary Rosai, executive sponsors of the WINS program, talk about what drives their involvement.

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  • Culture

    Celebrating Schwab moms doing it all this Mother’s Day

    Mosaic of moms who work at Schwab.

    Even though this Mother’s Day might feel a little different, we want to say thanks to all of the moms who do it all. Here are some of our favorite Schwab moms and their sweet families.

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  • Culture, Community

    Meeting the challenge of our new reality

    Schwabbies in a virtual meeting.

    Seeing the world through clients’ eyes is our long-time promise, and that has not changed even in the face of these unprecedented events.  But we also know that without our employees – our “Schwabbies” – we simply cannot fulfill that promise.

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  • Culture | Women's History Month

    Meet the Internationals: Two women helping Schwab clients around the globe

    Group of Schwab employees.

    In recognition of International Women’s Day, we spoke to Katie and Monica, two Schwabbies working internationally. Their stories are different, but they have one thing in common: their passion for serving Schwab’s International clients.

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  • Culture, Community

    Supporting our communities in extraordinary times

    All across our country and around the globe, people continue to grapple with the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic but it’s heartwarming and encouraging to see people stepping up to meet this challenge in heroic and historic ways. 

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  • Culture

    Kenneth S., my Schwab story

    Kenneth Stable, Schwab employee

    In high school, Kenneth S. was introduced to Boys Hope Girls Hope Colorado, an organization that provides opportunities to excel for children from disadvantaged environments. Now, as a Schwab employee, he gives back to the organization that has done so much for him.

  • Culture | Military

    Veterans find next mission in serving clients

    Meet Our Veterans

    As a recognized veteran-friendly employer, Charles Schwab is fortunate to have employees who have spent time in the armed forces working for the firm.

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  • Culture

    Creating a life of purpose and commitment

    Kimberly Clark has always pushed herself to try new things while creating a life of purpose and commitment. At the root of it all has been one guiding force: Curiosity.

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  • Culture, Innovation

    Meet Cynthia Loh: a runner who’s found her stride

    Cynthia writing on the wall.

    Cynthia Loh has spent the bulk of her career in the financial sector working in investment banking, asset management, and a fintech start-up, and she even spent a stretch working in Shanghai and Hong Kong. But it’s Schwab where Cynthia says she’s found a home.  

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  • Culture

    At the intersection of art and investing

    One example of Charlos' work.

    Charlos Gary always dreamed of becoming a cartoonist. Now he spends his days creating infographics, cartoons and motion graphics for Charles Schwab's research publications.

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  • Viewpoints, Culture, Industry

    Looking back with my father, Charles Schwab

    Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz and her father, Charles R. Schwab.

    I sat down with my dad, Chuck Schwab, to talk about his new memoir, INVESTED...Take a look.

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  • Viewpoints, Industry, Culture

    Forget the PowerPoint. What do our clients want?

    Walt Bettinger and Chuck Schwab in a discussion.

    I’m so pleased that Chuck is sharing his story for the first time in its entirety in a new memoir entitled, Invested - Changing Forever The Way Americans Invest. It’s a compelling story of an entrepreneur who believes down to his core that doing what’s right by your customers is the surest way to success in business.

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  • Viewpoints, Industry, Culture

    Grateful, humbled and in awe

    Lisa Hunt, EVP-International Services at Schwab

    As a proud alumnus, I was honored to give the commencement address to the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business class of 2019. My family was there with me that night – including my father who graduated from Maryland in the 60’s, and my daughter who graduated from Maryland last year. We are three generations of proud Terps.

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  • Viewpoints, Industry, Culture

    Why investing matters to me

    Jonathan Craig

    I shared with the audience one powerful question I was asked many years ago by a colleague. The question was simple: “Are you passionate about what you’re doing?” It sounds like an obvious question, but for me, it was critically important and got me to reexamine my situation. 

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  • Viewpoints, Culture

    My Schwab story

    Neesha Hathi, Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, Schwab

    This week, we are welcoming several new Schwabbies to the Digital Services team. As new faces join, I remember my first weeks at Schwab – and the question I asked my new colleagues: “why did you come to Schwab?” So, here’s my answer to that question.

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  • Viewpoints, Culture, Community

    Gender equity: A goal we must all pursue

    A speaker presenting against a gender collage backdrop.

    I’ve long been a champion of financial empowerment for women. That's why, as a commissioner on the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, I was excited to host a day-long event, the #GenderEquityChallenge Forum, which highlighted and encouraged corporate policies that advance women in the workplace.

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  • Viewpoints, Culture

    The smart questions interns are asking (I’m taking notice)

    The Smart Questions Interns Are Asking (I’m Taking Notice)

    Every summer, I meet with over a hundred of our interns to answer their questions about our company, Charles Schwab, the financial services industry, and most importantly, how to embark on a fulfilling career. But every year, I learn from them too. 

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  • Viewpoints, Culture

    My number one challenge as CEO

    Walt Bettinger, CEO (right) with a group of employees.

    It’s a well-known secret that executives, especially CEOs, often work within an information silo – where what they hear is what employees believe they want to hear – and bad news often struggles to find its way into their purview...No matter where we are in our careers, we can all benefit from continuing to ask the tough questions.

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  • Viewpoints, Culture

    #IfIWere22: The power of humility

    Walt Bettinger, President and CEO of Schwab, at 22.

    On almost a whim, I decided to leave my secure job at a large company and spend my life savings to start my own business...I learned some of the hardest and most valuable lessons of my life during those years. Here are three that I wish that bright-eyed and ambitious 22-year-old had known.

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