NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ellevate, a global professional women’s network dedicated to the success and economic engagement of women, has announced that Charles Schwab has joined its roster of corporate sponsors, extending membership benefits to the firm’s senior women leaders as well as other high-potential female employees. Membership benefits include access to networking events, the ability to host educational webinars on areas of their expertise and being featured at Ellevate events, among other activities for the Ellevate community.
“Our Ellevate sponsorship creates exciting opportunities, including expanding our ability to recruit, develop, support and retain talented women,” said Terri Kallsen, executive vice president of Schwab Investor Services.
“We are thrilled to have Charles Schwab as one of our corporate sponsors. Schwab’s commitment to professional women, women investors and diversity overall sets them apart and aligns very well with our mission,” said Allyson McDonald, Global President of Ellevate.
Sallie Krawcheck and Ally McDonald acquired Ellevate, formerly 85 Broads, in May of 2013. In June 2014, they rebranded the company to Ellevate. The name not only gives a nod to the gender of the community, but it reflects Ellevate’s action orientation and underscores their broader commitment to providing the tools and resources that members want and need as they continue to grow professionally. Ellevate’s community is made up of tens of thousands successful, motivated and passionate professional women worldwide from various industries and walks of life with one common belief: that investing in themselves and in other women is good business. www.ellevatenetwork.com
About Charles Schwab
The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) is a leading provider of financial services, with more than 325 offices and 9.3 million active brokerage accounts, 1.4 million corporate retirement plan participants, 974,000 banking accounts, and $2.44 trillion in client assets as of October 31, 2014. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC, www.sipc.org), and affiliates offer a complete range of investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity compensation plan services; referrals to independent fee-based investment advisors; and custodial, operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisors through Schwab Advisor Services. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides banking and lending services and products. More information is available at www.schwab.com and www.aboutschwab.com.