• Women Financial Advisor Forum

Celebrating Morgan Stanley’s Best and Brightest

Morgan Stanley’s 2018 Women’s Leadership Summit celebrates women Financial Advisors and Managers; plus, speakers, experts, and thought leaders.

From March 12th through 14,th Morgan Stanley will host the highly anticipated 2018 Women’s Leadership Summit, coinciding with Women’s History Month and the fifth anniversary of our partnership with MAKERS@. The Summit brings together a powerhouse group of leaders: Financial Advisors, managers, C-Suite executives, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and distinguished artists from around the country who are paving the way to greatness.

The Summit celebrates the women leaders of Morgan Stanley who guide our clients’ finances, and who inspire each and every one of us. With all these amazing, driven, successful women, leading-edge conversations will not only create new connections, but will drive change and enhance our ability to serve our clients.

Morgan Stanley’s fifth Meet the MAKERS event will take place live at the conference. MAKERS, a television and digital video initiative by PBS and AOL, identifies and celebrates accomplished women from a variety of fields. Morgan Stanley is a proud founding partner of MAKERS, which encourages corporations to acknowledge and elevate their leading women employees.  

Emmy Award Winning Actress and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient, Cicely Tyson will share her inspiring story at our client event on Monday, March 12.th A businesswoman, active philanthropist supporting her communities, and civil rights advocate, Cicely’s words of wisdom are sure to inspire and resonate with attendees.

The line-up of influential speakers, which includes Julia Collins, Leila Janah, Jessica O. Matthews, Jessamyn Stanley, and Dr. Wendy Suzuk, is certain to provoke conversation and thought.

Julia Collins is President of Zume Pizza, a technology-enabled food company whose mission is to make healthy food fast and accessible. Zume Pizza sources 100% of its ingredients from local farmers, who use sustainable agricultural practices and ethical farming methods. With good business practices from farming to employee benefits, Julia’s passion for entrepreneurship shows the success possible when business is paired with deeply ingrained company values.

Leila Janah is Founder and CEO of two groundbreaking companies—Samasource and LXMI—giving work to low-income people around the world, using cutting-edge social enterprise models in technology and luxury skincare. Her drive to use business to help others is not only inspiring, it’s representative of what Morgan Stanley supports.

Jessica O. Matthews is the Founder and CEO of Uncharted Power, an award-winning renewable power company that specializes in harnessing the energy from motion to create entire ecosystems of power for communities around the world. Jessica is certainly a force for real change.

Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate and writer. Her eponymous yoga lifestyle online platforms attract thousands of followers daily, and she regularly contributes to a number of esteemed print and online publications. Jessamyn encourages positive thinking, empowering women both mentally and physically.

Dr. Wendy A. Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University. Her major research interest continues to be brain plasticity. She is best known for her extensive work studying areas in the brain critical for our ability to form and retain new long-term memories and, more recently, has been studying the effects of exercise on the brain’s activity.

The Summit will also be live-streamed to our employees all over the country, so that they can share in the experience of community, ideas and momentum essential to who we are as a firm and the clients we serve.