Girlstart's STEM programs are only possible because of the support of our generous community of corporate, foundation, government, and individual donors. Today we are highlighting one of our dedicated community partners who has been providing us with financial support and dedicated volunteers since 2010: Charles Schwab.
About Charles Schwab
At Charles Schwab we believe in the power of investing to help individuals create a better tomorrow. We have a history of challenging the status quo in our industry, innovating in ways that benefit investors and the advisors and employers who serve them, and championing our clients’ goals with passion and integrity.
Girlstart: What drove Schwab to invest in STEM education for girls?
Charles Schwab: Through the Charles Schwab Foundation, our firm has had a long history of supporting educational programs and the Girlstart program in particular deeply resonated with Schwab/Austin as we are one of the firm’s technology centers. We never have a shortage of interest in volunteer opportunities at Girlstart and a number of Schwab parents have sent their daughters to summer camp.
Girlstart: What message would you tell girls who are thinking about studying STEM subjects or pursuing STEM careers?
Charles Schwab: Schwab has had many, many very successful women in our technology department who have been and continue to be key contributors in our efforts to lead innovation in financial services. We’re all looking forward to seeing the young women who will be future leaders in their fields go through the Girlstart program and we’re here to support you!
Girlstart: Anything else you'd like to add?
Charles Schwab: Never give up on your dreams!
Photo: Nate Sanders updates the operating system of several PCs at Girlstart of Austin, TX during Schwab Volunteer Week. (Photo by Perla Daly)