At Morgan Stanley, where people of various nationalities, cultures, languages and religions work together, we value diversity and differences as an opportunity for our clients, our people and our firm. By leveraging diverse perspectives, we can create innovative and cutting-edge solutions to better serve our clients, as well as help our employees achieve their professional objectives. A corporate culture that is open and inclusive is fundamental to our commitment to diversity.
In Japan, our initiatives include employee engagement networks and work-life balance programs that are open to people of all levels and divisions.
Employee Engagement Networks
The firm currently hosts three internal networks which bring together employees with similar interests and help to develop stronger sense of community: Disabilities (disABILITY Network), Gay and Lesbian (Out in Asia Network) and Women (Tokyo Women’s Network).
Tokyo Women’s Network
Established in 2005, the stated objectives of the Tokyo Women’s Network are to help our women employees develop professional skills, get acquainted with women colleagues across the firm, and become more effective in their careers and day-to-day-lives. The network organizes various events and activities including presentations on professional and work-life balance issues, panel discussions by senior women leaders (both internal and external), talent development sessions and social and professional networking opportunities. A sub-committee of working mothers also shares information and experiences relating to raising children while pursuing an active career.
Work-Life Balance Program
Morgan Stanley believes striking the right balance between career and life outside work is important. The firm provides a wide range of services in areas such as flexible working arrangements, health and fitness, training and personal development to help employees maintain a healthy work-life balance. It also organizes a number of internal events including a work-life awareness campaign to increase understanding of employee health and working environment issues.
Being a premier employer of choice, Morgan Stanley Japan Securities has won accolades for three consecutive years in the “Best Company to Work For in Japan” annual survey conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute Japan, including taking first place in the 2009 survey.