Culture

Stories of people, purpose and progress

Finding space to serve clients and community starts with inner peace

How financial consultant Doreen Huang turned what she learned in a Himalayan ashram into a passion for serving her community in many ways.

The legend of Zep and forty years a trader

How Kevin Siemiawski brings his experience from the OG trading pit to Schwab clients as a trade rep.

Sharing culture can be as simple as sharing a meal

How Oscar Castaneda has used his cultural connection to food to build a community at Schwab.

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The importance of mentorship, allyship and sponsorship

Shanelle Davis talks about her career as a woman in finance, and how empathetic allies and supportive mentors have been integral to her success.

The accidental financial planner

Experiencing financial hardships in life at an early age led Alicia Vande Ven to discover financial planning as a second career path.

Balancing Korean traditions in a western world

How Kevin Gordon navigated “cultural friction,” and why he says he’s found his dream job.

Sneakerheads invest in collectible kicks for fun and profit

As the sneaker market soars, many enthusiasts are turning their hobby into an investment strategy.

Giving women confidence in the world of investing

By establishing an investing club for women, Donna is helping others grow their skills.

Taking action when it matters most

Branch Manager Richard Dunn comes to the rescue of a prospective client who was alone, confused and in need of medical assistance.