Carla Harris

Vice Chairman, Managing Director, and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley

 
 
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Carla Harris is Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She was Chair of the Morgan Stanley Foundation from 2005 to 2014, and sits on the boards of several community organizations. In August 2013, Carla was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council. She is a gospel recording artist and a popular public speaker who gives impactful career guidance to corporate audiences based on her book, “Expect to Win.” Carla joined Morgan Stanley in 1987 after completing an AB in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Carla’s passion lies in helping others. As she says, “we are blessed, so that we can be a blessing to others.” While climbing the corporate ladder, Carla had her own personal missteps amidst numerous victories. She vowed that when she reached senior management and people came to her for advice, she would provide them with the tools, strategies, and pearls of wisdom honed by her own experience.

 

KEYNOTE

Carla’s Pearls of Wisdom

Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley, gospel recording artist, and author of Expect to Win and Strategize To Win will use her signature “Carla’s Pearls” to discuss the components of positioning yourself to maximize your success as a leader in your current career environment or the environment  that you want. We will explore the concepts of performance currency vs. relationship currency, managing through and creating change and how to be an impactful, and influential leader.