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.