Carla-Harris
MANAGEMENT

Carla Harris

Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, bestselling author, and authority on motivation and change

One of the most influential and respected leaders in corporate America, Carla Harris’s 30 year career has given her extensive industry experience in the technology, media, retail and healthcare sectors. She is currently a Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and was recently named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America”. She is the author of Expect to Win and Strategize to Win, where she shares proven career strategies and tools for effecting successful change.

In her current role, Harris is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across Morgan Stanley. She has been named as U.S. Bankers “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” and Black Enterprise’s “Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business”. In August 2013, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Carla received an MBA, Second Year Honors from Harvard Business School and an AB in economics from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude.

On Creating and Managing Change
  • The power of authenticity and its place as a part of powerful leadership
  • Understanding the role of perceptions in the workplace and the key relationships that you must have in order to ensure success
  • The components of positioning yourself to maximize success as a leader
  • Facing the challenge of bringing more diversity to leadership