Diversity and inclusion

Life at Schwab is inclusive—it's a place where people with different interests and different backgrounds can work together in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.

Diversity and Inclusion

Schwab's diversity and inclusion commitment

Diversity and inclusion are a way of life at Schwab, transcending ethnicity, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, and life stages to include diversity of experiences, strengths, perspectives, and thought.

Our commitment to building an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued is what sets us apart. Schwab is dedicated to building and maintaining a dynamic organization and culture that reflect the individual strengths of every person who is a part of the company. Through diversity we gain a wider range of perspectives and experiences, which benefits everyone and helps us see "through clients' eyes." And by seeing our business through the eyes of our clients, we are able to deliver the best client experience possible.

Read about our CEO's take on inclusivity.


"Schwab fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion by promoting a strong sense of community within the firm."

Ami Thomas, Associate Financial Consultant, Schwab Branch

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Diversity and inclusion initiatives

Diversity and inclusion initiatives

We believe that talent comes in a broad spectrum of human qualities and strengths. Inclusion is the core of who we are, and that is why we seek diversity of thought and perspective and honor individuality, strengths, and experiences.

Our diversity and inclusion initiatives focus on:

  • Creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued.
  • Creating an accessible workplace where everyone is able to fully engage and contribute.
  • Building robust pipelines to recruit diverse talent.
  • Creating experiential learning and development opportunities for everyone.
  • Building deeper relationships with diverse clients.
  • Enhancing Schwab's reputation as an employer of choice.

Supporting diversity in our communities

Supporting diversity in our communities

Diversity is also part of the communities where we live and work. Schwab has built strong relationships with key organizations representing diverse communities.

We also participate in conferences and career fairs, advertise in publications, and sponsor many annual events. If you are interested in learning more about networking opportunities with Schwab, please contact us at inclusion@schwab.com.

Organizations include:

  • Arizona Women's Leadership Forum.
  • ASCEND (Asian Leadership Association).
  • CAAEN (Corporate Asian American Employee Network).
  • PBWC (Professional Business Women of California).
  • TIED (Talent Inclusion Engagement Diversity Leadership Roundtable).
  • The Leadership Investment.
  • Urban League Young Professionals.

Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERG) are formed by employees who share characteristics or life experiences and are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion at Schwab. Benefits of participation include networking, professional development, building business knowledge, and involvement with national projects.

More than 30% of Schwab employees belong to at least one Employee Resource Group, and more than 80 ERG chapters have been created to date. 

Schwab ERGs include:

  • Asian Professionals Inclusion Network at Schwab (APINS)
  • Black Professionals at Charles Schwab (BPACS)
  • Charles Schwab Abilities Network (CSAN)
  • Military Veterans Network (MVN)
  • NEXT at Schwab (NEXT)
  • Schwab Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allies Pride Network (PRIDE)
  • Schwab Organization of Latinxs (SOL)
  • Schwab Parents Network (SPAN)
  • Women’s Interactive Network at Schwab (WINS)
  • Intersectional Inclusion Network (IIN)

Schwab's workplace awards

Creating a culture where all our employees understand the impact they can have on clients' lives is a reward in itself. But we're always happy when outside organizations like the Human Rights Campaign recognize our culture, too. Read on to learn more about this special recognition. Click here for the full list.

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    Human Rights Campaign

    Since 2004, Charles Schwab has received a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, which recognizes companies based on LGBT equality.

    Cultivating a work environment that celebrates diversity and champions inclusion benefits everyone.

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    Careers & the disABLED

    Charles Schwab ranked #12 out of all U.S. companies and is recognized as one of the "Top 50 Employers" by Careers & the disABLED magazine. The list comprises companies that readers believe would provide a progressive environment for people with disabilities.

Equal opportunity for all

At Schwab, we believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth, innovation, and client loyalty. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, call Human Resources at 800-725-3535. We will be happy to assist you. Schwab will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect Schwab's hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online.

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