Career Development

Morgan Stanley values and embraces uniqueness and individuality, and our commitment to diversity permeates all levels of our organization. By fostering a corporate culture that is open and inclusive, our employees can achieve their own professional goals. Here, we focus on enhancing the careers of our employees by offering a variety of educational and professional development programs.

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DIVERSITY TRAINING

It is the firm's policy to maintain zero tolerance for all discriminatory practices, including harassment. Morgan Stanley provides diversity training throughout various divisions within the organization. The training uses interactive techniques to facilitate constructive dialogue about issues such as diversity, cross cultural awareness and workplace harassment.

EXECUTIVE WOMEN'S CONFERENCE

The Executive Women's Conference is an annual conference hosted by our Investment Banking Division (IBD). This event brings our senior women in IBD together with senior female executive clients for a content-rich program that includes high-level corporate speakers, simulations and panel presentations.

JET CAREER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Jet Career Management Program is a tailored program for our employees of black heritage. The program lasts for 6-months and brings together employees for cross-divisional sessions focused on providing career tips and tools to support career advancement. Participants have the opportunity to build their internal networks whilst focusing on the topics below:

 

  • Goal-setting
  • Self-Empowerment and Self-Awareness
  • Building Influence
  • Personal Brand and Reputation Management
  • Identifying and Becoming Role Models

JET

The Jet Programme is a career management programme for employees of Black Heritage based in the London Office. This programme is designed to provide participants with tools to develop their career. Facilitated networking provides the opportunity to interact with and hear from internal senior stakeholders across the Firm.

LEADER ENGAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT (LEAD) PROGRAM

The Leader Engagement and Development (LEAD) Program, created in partnership with the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP), is a cross-functional leadership program for Black and Hispanic Executive Directors and Vice Presidents. The program includes career development skills, influential networking, exposure and deeper engagement with senior leaders.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR NEWLY PROMOTED WOMEN MANAGING DIRECTORS

The firm holds Leadership development programs for women MDs. These programs provide additional opportunities for women Managing Directors to deepen relationships across the Firm, share ideas and experiences as well as identify ways to take their businesses to the next level.

MULTICULTURAL BUSINESS EXCHANGE

The Multicultural Business Exchange (MBE) is a forum within Morgan Stanley Wealth Management of ethnically diverse Financial Advisors and Branch Managers who gather to share ideas, personal experiences and new approaches to building a successful career at Morgan Stanley.

PLATINUM PROGRAM

The Platinum Program is a personalized and individualized program for a select number of female Executive Directors. The program enables the creation of a customized, specific action plan to help guide and ensure career progression to the next level and includes one-on-one coaching sessions with an expert in the female leadership field. The program engages managers in a partnership to work with program participants to provide the opportunities for visibility and networking with senior stakeholders.

PROJECT CAREER

Project Career is a career development programme for an invited audience of female Associates/Directors/Senior Managers. The sessions specifically cover best practice tips and tools for managers, communication skills and building a successful career. The programme offers participants the opportunity to network with the peers and senior roles models at the Firm.

PROJECT IMPACT

Project Impact is a leadership program aimed at high performing female Vice Presidents. It provides participants with key practical examples of how to increase leadership presence, impact and visibility, and encourages cross-divisional networking. Structured topics include:

 

  • Expanding the Circle of Influence
  • Managing Time and Delegation
  • Finding Time to Fulfil Work and Personal Obligations
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Presenting with Impact

VP WOMEN DEVELOPMENT SERIES

The Morgan Stanley VP Women Development Series is a 6-month leadership development program for women vice presidents. This program has three key objectives for participants (each nominated by their divisions): enhancing leadership skills, providing exposure to senior leaders and building peer relationships.

WOMEN'S BUSINESS EXCHANGE

The Women's Business Exchange (WBE) is a conference within Morgan Stanley Wealth Management created to enhance development, retention, and selection of a diverse workplace while focusing on ways to better serve clients and increase market share.

WOMEN'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The Women's ED Leadership Program is offered to our high performing female ED's. The sessions specifically cover enhancing the impact and effectiveness of senior women leaders, building business across Morgan Stanley by identifying cross selling opportunities with clients, building internal commitment to Morgan Stanley and improve the retention of senior women, opportunities to develop cross-divisional connections and receive advice from colleagues.

WOMEN'S VICE PRESIDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The Women's VP Leadership Program provides participants with strategies and practical examples of how to manage their careers for the long term, including building resilience and leveraging a network of stakeholders and managers.

North America

DIVERSITY TRAINING

It is the firm's policy to maintain zero tolerance for all discriminatory practices, including harassment. Morgan Stanley provides diversity training throughout various divisions within the organization. The training uses interactive techniques to facilitate constructive dialogue about issues such as diversity, cross cultural awareness and workplace harassment.

EXECUTIVE WOMEN'S CONFERENCE

The Executive Women's Conference is an annual conference hosted by our Investment Banking Division (IBD). This event brings our senior women in IBD together with senior female executive clients for a content-rich program that includes high-level corporate speakers, simulations and panel presentations.

JET CAREER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Jet Career Management Program is a tailored program for our employees of black heritage. The program lasts for 6-months and brings together employees for cross-divisional sessions focused on providing career tips and tools to support career advancement. Participants have the opportunity to build their internal networks whilst focusing on the topics below:

 

  • Goal-setting
  • Self-Empowerment and Self-Awareness
  • Building Influence
  • Personal Brand and Reputation Management
  • Identifying and Becoming Role Models

LEADER ENGAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT (LEAD) PROGRAM

The Leader Engagement and Development (LEAD) Program, created in partnership with the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP), is a cross-functional leadership program for Black and Hispanic Executive Directors and Vice Presidents. The program includes career development skills, influential networking, exposure and deeper engagement with senior leaders.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR NEWLY PROMOTED WOMEN MANAGING DIRECTORS

The firm holds Leadership development programs for women MDs. These programs provide additional opportunities for women Managing Directors to deepen relationships across the Firm, share ideas and experiences as well as identify ways to take their businesses to the next level.

MULTICULTURAL BUSINESS EXCHANGE

The Multicultural Business Exchange (MBE) is a forum within Morgan Stanley Wealth Management of ethnically diverse Financial Advisors and Branch Managers who gather to share ideas, personal experiences and new approaches to building a successful career at Morgan Stanley.

VP WOMEN DEVELOPMENT SERIES

The Morgan Stanley VP Women Development Series is a 6-month leadership development program for women vice presidents. This program has three key objectives for participants (each nominated by their divisions): enhancing leadership skills, providing exposure to senior leaders and building peer relationships.

WOMEN'S BUSINESS EXCHANGE

The Women's Business Exchange (WBE) is a conference within Morgan Stanley Wealth Management created to enhance development, retention, and selection of a diverse workplace while focusing on ways to better serve clients and increase market share.

EMEA

JET

The Jet Programme is a career management programme for employees of Black Heritage based in the London Office. This programme is designed to provide participants with tools to develop their career. Facilitated networking provides the opportunity to interact with and hear from internal senior stakeholders across the Firm.

PLATINUM PROGRAM

The Platinum Program is a personalized and individualized program for a select number of female Executive Directors. The program enables the creation of a customized, specific action plan to help guide and ensure career progression to the next level and includes one-on-one coaching sessions with an expert in the female leadership field. The program engages managers in a partnership to work with program participants to provide the opportunities for visibility and networking with senior stakeholders.

PROJECT CAREER

Project Career is a career development programme for an invited audience of female Associates/Directors/Senior Managers. The sessions specifically cover best practice tips and tools for managers, communication skills and building a successful career. The programme offers participants the opportunity to network with the peers and senior roles models at the Firm.

PROJECT IMPACT

Project Impact is a leadership program aimed at high performing female Vice Presidents. It provides participants with key practical examples of how to increase leadership presence, impact and visibility, and encourages cross-divisional networking. Structured topics include:

 

  • Expanding the Circle of Influence
  • Managing Time and Delegation
  • Finding Time to Fulfil Work and Personal Obligations
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Presenting with Impact

WOMEN'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The Women's ED Leadership Program is offered to our high performing female ED's. The sessions specifically cover enhancing the impact and effectiveness of senior women leaders, building business across Morgan Stanley by identifying cross selling opportunities with clients, building internal commitment to Morgan Stanley and improve the retention of senior women, opportunities to develop cross-divisional connections and receive advice from colleagues.

Asia Pacific & Japan

DIVERSITY TRAINING

It is the firm's policy to maintain zero tolerance for all discriminatory practices, including harassment. Morgan Stanley provides diversity training throughout various divisions within the organization. The training uses interactive techniques to facilitate constructive dialogue about issues such as diversity, cross cultural awareness and workplace harassment.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR NEWLY PROMOTED WOMEN MANAGING DIRECTORS

The firm holds Leadership development programs for women MDs. These programs provide additional opportunities for women Managing Directors to deepen relationships across the Firm, share ideas and experiences as well as identify ways to take their businesses to the next level.

WOMEN'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The Women's ED Leadership Program is offered to our high performing female ED's. The sessions specifically cover enhancing the impact and effectiveness of senior women leaders, building business across Morgan Stanley by identifying cross selling opportunities with clients, building internal commitment to Morgan Stanley and improve the retention of senior women, opportunities to develop cross-divisional connections and receive advice from colleagues.

WOMEN'S VICE PRESIDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The Women's VP Leadership Program provides participants with strategies and practical examples of how to manage their careers for the long term, including building resilience and leveraging a network of stakeholders and managers.