Women in Technology

Japan Career Forum 2023 — Formula for Success

Morgan Stanley is committed to cultivating and supporting a diverse workforce and a culture of belonging across the Firm. This event aims to build interest in Morgan Stanley and is for women who want to pursue a career in technology and learn how women can succeed in our Japan office while being in a supportive environment.

We would like to invite you to our fourth annual Women in Technology Japan Career Forum. Please see below for details about the event.


Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (JST)
Venue: Virtual or Morgan Stanley Office (Otemachi, Tokyo) 
Event Language: English (supplemented by Japanese for breakout sessions)
Registration: Please register for the event here by April 9, 2023.

* This event is free of charge. Due to limited capacity, this event is by invitation only.
** You will be notified with event details by April 11, 2023 via the email address used when you registered.

Be Inspired

Our Technology leaders will share their experiences, challenges and advice to inspire you on your career journey.

Gain Insight

Get to know what it is like to work at Morgan Stanley, learn more about our people and our culture.


Engage with like-minded professionals and build meaningful connections.


Event Rundown (JST)

Time Agenda Speaker
7:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening /
Keynote Speech
Shannon Hirai
Managing Director and Head of Japan Technology, CIO
7:20 p.m. Fireside Chat with Morgan Stanley Japan Technologists
7:50 p.m. Diversity & Inclusion at Morgan Stanley Chie Takeyama
Vice President of Firm Management Diversity & Inclusion Office
8:00 p.m. Breakout Room Session: Networking with Morgan Stanley Japan Technologists
8:30 p.m. Event Ends  

Meet Our Speaker

Shannon Hirai

Shannon is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and the Head of Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Japan. She has additional responsibilities as the Asia (ex-India) Head of Institutional Securities Technology and the Global Deputy Head of Reliability & Production Engineering, focusing on Support, Stability & Reliability for real-time Financial Services applications.

She is a Board member of Morgan Stanley Japan Group Co., Ltd., a Representative Director for Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings Co., Ltd. and a Management Committee member of Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd.

She is the founding member of the “Women in Technology” for Asia initiative, the Asia Technology Diversity Council and is an Executive Sponsor for the Japan Diversity & Inclusion Council at Morgan Stanley.

Shannon joined Morgan Stanley in 2000 as part of the Technology Analyst Program (TAP) and has held various leadership roles across Asia Technology, mainly in production management and application integration. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Economics from Sophia University located in Tokyo, Japan.

As a mother of three children, she truly enjoys the excitement of balancing the demands and rewards of both home and work.

To read more about Shannon’s career at Morgan Stanley, click here.


Job Opportunities
Check out technology opportunities at Morgan Stanley Japan here.