Journey from a Tiny Blue HouseFeb 19, 2019
Susan Reid tells a young protégée of her journey from a "tiny blue house” in Jamaica to leading Morgan Stanley’s global Diversity & Inclusion team.
"At Morgan Stanley, diversity is an opportunity – for clients, employees and Firm. By valuing diverse perspectives, we can better serve our clients while we help employees achieve their professional objectives. A corporate culture that is open and inclusive is fundamental to our role as a global leader constantly striving for excellence in all that we do."
—James P. Gorman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our employees deliver unique ideas and exceptional service to our clients every day.
Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.
We know that a diverse workforce and an inclusive corporate culture matters to our clients. We leverage the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our employees to deliver innovative solutions to our clients.
We also seek out partnerships with diverse-owned companies. Through our supplier diversity efforts, we work with a variety of firms to foster strategic business relationships which in turn stimulates the growth of many small businesses and drives economic development in the communities where we work and live.
Through philanthropy and employee volunteerism, Morgan Stanley supports the diverse communities where our employees live and work. In particular, we partner with and support a number of organizations focused on the development and advancement of diverse talent and inclusive organizations.
Morgan Stanley promotes several Employee Networking Groups (ENGs) across the globe, where employees can interact, learn and support each other within smaller communities while increasing their firmwide exposure, gaining professional development skills and giving back to the community through volunteer efforts.