Carla Harris, managing director and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley, and author of “Expect to Win,” will be the featured speaker of a special luncheon sponsored by Morgan Stanley and presented in partnership with the Charleston Area Alliance Elevations Professional Women’s Network and the Alliance’s “inclusion=innovation” program.
“Expect to Win: A Conversation with Carla Harris,” will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 11:30 a.m-1: 15 p.m., at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences West Virginia.
Harris, one of the most powerful and respected women in business, will share advice, tips and strategies for surviving and thriving in any workplace environment.
Harris has been named to the “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” by U.S. Banker; “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America,” by Fortune Magazine; “15 Corporate Women at the Top,” by Ebony; and “The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World,” by Essence magazine.
She received the Women of Power Award from the National Urban League and the Bill and Camille Cosby Award from the Associated Black Charities. Harris earned both her A.B. in economics (magna cum laude) and MBA from Harvard University. She holds numerous honorary degrees and serves on multiple nonprofit and foundation boards.
In her other life, Harris is a singer and has released her third gospel CD, “Unceasing Praise.” Her second CD, “Joy is Waiting,” was featured on “BET Nightly News,” while her first CD was a bestseller on Amazon.com and was highlighted on the “CBS Evening News” with Dan Rather.
Registration for this special event is free for Alliance members courtesy of Morgan Stanley. Reservations are very limited and must be made by May 22. There is a maximum of four registrations per company.
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The mission of the 1800-member Elevations Professional Women’s Network, presented by the Alliance and title sponsor DOW, is to “enrich, empower and elevate women to achieve success for themselves, their businesses and their community.”
The “inclusion=innovation” initiative was created by the Alliance and title sponsor Ernst & Young to help businesses benefit from the contributions of all segments of our community and build a world-class diverse professional workforce in the Kanawha Valley.