Aïssata N'diaye

At 30 years old, Aïssata is dually qualified as an Attorney in New York and authorised to Practice as an Attorney in France (Paris Bar – C.A.P.A).

She has been promoted to Vice-President after seventeen months in her role as Documentation Negotiator, within the Institutional Equity Division of Morgan Stanley, London office.

Coming from a working class family, it has always been essential for Aïssata to give back. Giving back became a way of life. Aïssata is a strong advocate for education in underprivileged backgrounds and for creating opportunities for kids that would not have them otherwise. She mentors a number of students and help them find their professional path. She is a member of the ”APRES” (the ”Association for the Promotion of Success at School”), a French association fostering success at school in underprivileged areas. She still goes twice a year in France to intervene in high schools in front of kids from underprivileged backgrounds and explain to them, through her own experience, that they can follow the professional path they dream about.

She was the Patron of ”La Dictée des Cités” (the ”Dictation of the underprivileged areas”), an event organised by an association which aims is to reintroduce the passion of writing and reading in underprivileged areas.
She is the member of the Jury of the Moot Court organised by the Human Rights League of Compiegne-Noyon.

During her second year at University, she gave lectures to inmates in prison through a students association promoting reinsertion after detention. This allowed them to have a reduced sentence.

Symbolically, on International Women’s Day (8th March 2019), she received an Award from the Mayor of Compiegne (former President of the Finance Commission of the French Senate – Philippe Marini) for her achievements.

Diversity and inclusion is particularly important to her and this is the reason why integrating the African and Caribbean Business Alliance at Morgan Stanley was natural.

She also volunteers fortnightly at a school through Morgan Stanley volunteering programme to help develop MEND exercice (Mind, Exercice, Nutrition … Do it !) for 8th grades.

Alongside her different involvements, Aïssata is a passionate bookworm. You don’t have to look far away to find a book on her desk. Passionate by Handball that she practices since 8, sport is an important part of her life as well as music.