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  • Culture

    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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