Carla Harris to Speak at the Stillman School Integrity and Professionalism Convocation
“We are blessed so that we can be a blessing to someone else.” – Carla Harris
Carla Harris, managing director at Morgan Stanley, is the keynote speaker at the Stillman School of Business Integrity and Professionalism Convocation.
Tuesday, November 29
Jubilee Hall AuditoriumInvestment Banker
Harris heads the Emerging Manager Platform at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, where she also provides investment advice to corporations, public pension plans, foundations and endowments. For more than a decade, she was a senior member of the equity syndicate desk and executed such transactions as initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Redback, the General Motors sub-IPO of Delphi Automotive, and the $3.2 Billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corporation, one of the largest biotechnology common stock transactions in U.S. history.
Harris has received many professional accolades including:
- American Banker’s “25 Most Powerful Women in Finance”
- Black Enterprise’s “Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business”
- Essence Magazine’s list of “The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World”
- Fortune’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America”
Raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Harris began singing at an early age. In 2000 she performed a solo concert at Carnegie Hall and to date, has released three gospel CDs: “Carla’s First Christmas,” “Joy is Waiting” and “Unceasing Praise.” She donated the proceeds from her second CD to two Harlem high schools.
Not one to rest on her accomplishments in the finance and the music industries, Harris is the author of Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace. She is a renowned speaker on career development and “Carla's Pearls” have become the centerpiece for her many speeches and television appearances.
Harris received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. in economics from Harvard University.
Desiring to be a blessing to others, she has funded the Carla Harris Scholarship at Harvard and at Bishop Kenny High School in her Florida hometown. She is actively involved in her community and is a member or sits on the
boards of numerous organizations, including the Food Bank for NYC, A
Better Chance, Inc., Mt. Sinai Hospital, and The Apollo Theatre
All members of the University community are invited to attend.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from one of the most powerful and respected women in business!
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