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Carla Harris

Senior Client Advisor, Former Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Morgan Stanley & Author of Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies to Surviving in the Workplace
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Carla Harris is a Senior Client Advisor, Former Vice Chairman, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. The breadth of her industry experience enables her to move effortlessly from topics of technology, retail, or media sectors to healthcare, telecommunications, and transportation.

Ms. Harris began her career with Morgan Stanley in the Mergers & Acquisitions department in 1987. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Carla received from Harvard Business School an MBA, Second Year Honors and an AB in economics from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude. President Barack Obama appointed Carla to chair the National Women’s Business Council in 2013.

With audiences, Carla is applauded for her grace and humor, as well as what she calls “Carla’s Pearls,” delightful bits of evergreen wisdom. Her presentations are colored with her experience as a senior member of the equity syndicate desk, executing transactions such as initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Redback, and the $3.2 Billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corporation. She has been named to Fortune Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America, U. S. Bankers Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance, and Black Enterprise’s Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business, to mention a few. 

Carla’s belief is that “we are blessed so that we can be a blessing to someone else.” As a result, she remains actively involved in her community and carries the energy of that empowering spirit to each presentation.

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