Women Leaders Announces Morgan Stanley as its Exclusive Financial Education Sponsor


July 27, 2023
Contact: Mandy Marks 
Women Leaders in College Sports
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Kansas City, Mo.— Women Leaders in College Sports and Women Leaders is excited to announce Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment (GSE) as its Exclusive Financial Education sponsor. This continued alliance will specifically focus on financial literacy education and planning resources for women leaders working in sports at all levels, It will also include thought leadership content, dedicated tools and resources, in-person programming and access to financial advisors within Morgan Stanley’s Global Sports & Entertainment business, a division of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management dedicated to serving the unique and sophisticated needs of elite and professional athletes, entertainers, executives, creators, and other top talent and professionals in the sports and entertainment industry. The division consists of over 200 Financial Advisors with the Global Sports & Entertainment Director/Associate Director designation, several of whom are former professional and collegiate athletes and sports industry professionals who once embarked on similar journeys to that of today’s women leaders in sports.

This joint-effort aligns with the Women Leaders belief that the world needs more women leaders in sports and supports Morgan Stanley’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. With a shared vision, the two organizations are proud to accelerate their mission to drive progress for women leading in sports by helping Women Leaders as they plan for their financial journeys, both in the present and future.

“We are delighted to continue working with Women Leaders in College Sports to support gender equity and professional development of women in the sports industry”, said Sandra L. Richards, Head of Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment and Segment Sales & Engagement. “Morgan Stanley is committed to empowering women to achieve their personal and professional goals throughout their wealth journeys; and understands the importance of integrating financial literacy and planning into that framework to make this mission a reality. Adding to our collaboration from years prior, this expanded effort will provide Women Leaders and its membership access to our customized tools, resources, and knowledge to holistically enhance their financial gameplans year-round.”

This expanded alliance between Women Leaders and Morgan Stanley GSE will be adding to what has already been an engaging and fruitful relationship aimed at empowering women in sports and providing them with the tools, resources, and knowledge to succeed in their personal and professional journeys, enhancing Women Leaders’ membership experience through robust financial education content and programming – before, during and after the Conference in Fall 2023.

There will be a dedicated section in the Women Leaders Leadership Hub for Financial Fitness content, provided by Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment, and it will be updated regularly to remain current. Morgan Stanley GSE will also be involved with the 2023 Women Leaders National Convention, taking place in New Orleans, LA, October 8-10, 2023.

"We are thrilled to continue our long-standing alignment with Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment and expand our relationship,” said Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports. "This collaboration will enable us to provide our members with even more resources and opportunities to grow and succeed in their careers. Morgan Stanley's commitment to empowering women in all areas of their lives aligns perfectly with our organization's values and goals."

For nearly a century, Morgan Stanley has been a global leader in financial services. Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment's collaboration with Women Leaders in College Sports is part of the firm's broader commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and in the communities it serves. Women Leaders will work hand-in-hand with Morgan Stanley GSE to deliver women in sports and its membership with the financial education and resources they need to succeed.

Morgan Stanley has been added to the Women Leaders Leadership Hub here

Contact Morgan Stanley's Women Leaders advisors here

About Women Leaders in College Sports 

Founded in 1979, Women Leaders in College Sports is the only nationally recognized professional membership organization whose mission is to develop, connect and advance women leaders working in college sports and beyond. Nearly 5,000 members strong, Women Leaders provides career and leadership training, access to a powerful network, and the resources to advance women at every stage of their careers. Women Leaders is reshaping the leadership landscape by elevating the women leaders of today and cultivating the women leaders of tomorrow. Follow @WomenLeadersCS on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn & TikTok.

About Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, a global leader, provides access to a wide range of products and services to individuals, businesses, and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, cash management and lending products and services, annuities and insurance, retirement, and trust services.

About Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in 41 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions, and individuals. For more information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.