Managing Director of Morgan Stanley

Carla Harris Speaking Fee: $50,000 to $75,000

Speaking Fee:
$50,000 to $75,000

Travels From:
NYC - New York City

Primary Topic Category:
Business & Entrepreneurship

Secondary Topic Category:
African American & Black

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Carla Harris At A Glance:

Carla Harris is a Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. The breadth of her industry experience enables her to move effortlessly from topics of technology, retail, or media sectors to healthcare, telecommunications, and transportation. With audiences, Carla is applauded for her grace and humor, as well as what she calls “Carla’s Pearls,” delightful bits of evergreen wisdom. Carla’s belief is that “we are blessed so that we can be a blessing to someone else.” As a result, she remains actively involved in her community and carries the energy of that empowering spirit to each presentation

Carla Harris is a Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. The breadth of her industry experience enables her to move effortlessly from topics of technology, retail, or media sectors to healthcare, telecommunications, and transportation. Ms. Harris began her career with Morgan Stanley in the Mergers & Acquisitions department in 1987. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Carla received from Harvard Business School an MBA, Second Year Honors and an AB in economics from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude. President Barack Obama appointed Carla to chair the National Women’s Business Council in 2013.

With audiences, Carla is applauded for her grace and humor, as well as what she calls “Carla’s Pearls,” delightful bits of evergreen wisdom. Her presentations are colored with her experience as a senior member of the equity syndicate desk, executing transactions such as initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Redback, and the $3.2 Billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corporation. She has been named to Fortune Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America, U. S. Bankers Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance, and Black Enterprise’s Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business, to mention a few.

Carla’s belief is that “we are blessed so that we can be a blessing to someone else.” As a result, she remains actively involved in her community and carries the energy of that empowering spirit to each presentation.

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