Grab a friend and discuss career advice over lunch with Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Carla Harris at the Harvard Club in New York City. Winner will also take home an autographed copy of her new book Expect to Win.
Carla Harris is a Managing Director and heads the Emerging Manager Platform at Morgan Stanley Investment Management where she also provides investment advice to corporations, public pension plans, foundations and endowments. She formerly headed the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries and was responsible for Equity Private Placements. Ms. Harris has extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors.
She is the Chair of the Board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and sits on the boards of the Food Bank for NYC, The Executive Leadership Council, The Toigo Foundation, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), A Better Chance, Inc., The Apollo Theatre Foundation, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Xavier University, and is an active member of the St. Charles Gospelites of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and the Mark Howell Singers. Ms. Harris is a member of the National Social Action Commission of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and was a member of the Board of Overseers’ Committee on University Resources, Harvard University. She has been named as one at The Top 25 Most Pwerful Women in Finance by American Banker and has received the Bert King Award from the Harvard Business School African American Alumni Association, the 2005 Women’s Professional Achievement Award from Harvard University, the Pierre Toussaint Medallion from the Office of Black Ministry of the Archdiocese of New York, the Women of Power Award given by the National Urban League, the Bill and Camille Cosby Award given by Associated Black Charities, the Women of Influence Award from The Links, Incorporated and many other awards.
In her other life, Carla is a singer, and has released her third gospel CD Unceasing Praise (2011) , her second CD, a gospel album entitled, Joy Is Waiting, was featured on BET Nightly News while her first CD entitled, Carla’s First Christmas, was a bestseller on Amazon.com in New York and in record stores, and was featured on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather in his American Dream segment. She is also the author of the newly released book, Expect to Win (Hudson Press).
Donated By: Carla Harris