CARMEN WOODWORTH: Hello, my name is Carmen Woodworth. I’m a Talent Development Manager. 11 years ago I joined Vanguard truly based on our mission statement to take a stand for all investors and give them the best chance for investment success. 11 years later, I still stand for that mission statement, and Vanguard has really become what I call in my home mi familia, my family. And it would have changed one thing.
You know, when you think about what the employees and our crew members share the most, I would say definitely the passion for doing the right thing for the client. I think if you ask anyone in the organization if there’s a problem and something to be solved, the question that you always should be asking yourself is, what’s the best thing for the client? And I think at the end of the day, regardless of where you are in the organization, if you’re client facing, if you’re back end, even though you may be far removed and not speaking with a client, we always bring it back to the core of our mission and making sure that we’re doing the right thing for them.
Vanguard definitely values I would say many components. I think one of the ones that speaks to me is diversity. So as you walk around the campus and you see the different roles that we have in the organization, there’s truly an appreciation for diversity of backgrounds, diversity of thought and different perspectives. And so myself, having a very diverse background, I appreciate the opportunity to be able to bring that fresh perspective into the organization and into the different roles that I’ve had.