Carla Harris

Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director & Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Carla Harris is Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform—an equity capital markets initiative for the consumer and retail industries—and has extensive experience in the technology, media, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors. Harris was chair of the Morgan Stanley Foundation for a decade, and currently sits on the boards of several community organizations. Named by Fortune magazine as one of the most powerful black executives in corporate America, she was appointed by President Obama to chair the National Women's Business Council in 2013. Long committed to helping others in their own path to success, Harris has compiled her work and life wisdom into two books, Expect to Win and Strategize to Win, and also publishes occasional articles known as "Carla's Pearls." Harris is a renowned gospel singer who has performed at Carnegie Hall and released several albums.