• Multicultural Financial Advisor Forum

Morgan Stanley 2017 Multicultural Leadership Summit: Inspire, Lead, Connect

The 2017 Multicultural Leadership Summit will feature some of the top innovators and entrepreneurs from across the country.

On March 1st – 3rd Morgan Stanley will host the anticipated Multicultural Leadership Summit in Chicago, IL. Open to Morgan Stanley’s top multicultural financial advisors, this is where the best come to get better. We will inspire, lead, innovate and connect. We’ll engage our clients through an exciting client experience. Stay tuned for more details and content leading up to and following our summit.

Day 1

Day 1 of the summit will kick off with a Power Hour and Welcome Session hosted by Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris. The Power Hour will feature a glimpse into the minds and stories of multicultural trailblazers who stretch, ignore or bust through boundaries—sometimes with thought, sometimes with surprise and always without pause. 

Ali Ewoldt, Norm Lewis, Jessica Mendoza, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

This year's Power Hour will feature Chicago-born actress Ali Ewoldt, Tony nominated actor and performer Norm Lewis, and ESPN broadcaster Jessica Mendoza.

Day 2

On Day 2 of the summit Morgan Stanley’s Gigi Guerra will sit down with three serial entrepreneurs to discuss their lives as risk takers, business-builders and their quest for “what’s next.” Chinedu Echeruo, Tristan Walker & Poornima Vijayashanker will sit down with Gigi for a candid conversation to reveal how a group of successful multicultural entrepreneurs grow and think beyond the confines of their day-to-day and why change and “the next,” for them, is necessary.

Gigi Guerra, Chinedu Echeruo, Tristan Walker & Poornima Vijayashanke, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Three entrepreneurs will join Morgan Stanley's Gigi Guerra in a lively conversation about the risks and rewards of building a business.

Day 2 of the summit will also feature in depth conversations with some of the most successful multicultural personalities who drive large-scale change, for industries and themselves. We’ll ask these groundbreakers to take a breath, reflect on their journeys and describe what’s next.

Day 2’s featured speakers include Frank Cooper, Chief Marketing Officer for Blackrock, Inc., Omar Johnson, the former CMO of Beats by Dre, and Naureen Hassan, Chief Digital Officer for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

Day 2 will wrap up with a closing session “lightning round” where members of Morgan Stanley who believe in the power of building relationships will come together to discuss the power of partnership, the power of a “champion,” and the power of “championing.” Morgan Stanley’s Audrey Choi, Amit Grover, Martin Vergara, Ted Reid, and Claudia Mollerup-Madson will explore themes of partnership, diversity and culture while positioning all the attendees for action and impact when they return to the office.

Day 2 will officially conclude with a conversation with the Chicago cast of the award-winning musical, Hamilton, as they discuss how their disparate and winding trajectories led them to the record-setting musical.

Inspiring, Leading, Connecting

Throughout the conference there will be networking opportunities meant to forge deeper connections and knowledge sharing. Using E-180’s digital platform introduced at the Women’s Leadership Summit in 2016, attendees at the summit will be able to sign up for workshops, find peers, and schedule one-on-one “braindates.” Using braindates, attendees can ensure that they have time set aside to form deeper connections and learn valuable insights from their colleagues and other professionals at the summit.

Stay tuned for more news and updates about the summit.  Even if you aren’t in Chicago, there will be opportunities to engage in the conversation through local forums and social media.