Carla Harris

Carla Harris is a vice chairman, wealth management; managing director; and senior client adviser at Morgan Stanley, where she is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. Previously, she headed Morgan Stanley’s Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries, and was responsible for equity private placements. Ms. Harris began her career with Morgan Stanley in the mergers & acquisitions department. She was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council and was named by Fortune as one of the “50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America” and by American Banker as one of the “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” three years in a row. Ms. Harris is the immediate past chair of the board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and sits on numerous boards, including the Executive Leadership Council, the Robert Toigo Foundation, and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity. She is the author of Strategize to Win and Expect to Win. Ms. Harris holds seven honorary doctorates and an AB in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Maximize Your Career Success: Pearls from Carla Harris

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Register to Attend the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference

Registration is open for the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 21–24 May 2017. Read More