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Carla Harris

2024 Speaker

CARLA HARRIS is a senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley. She was most recently a vice chairman responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. She was the founder and creator of the award winning, Multicultural Innovation Lab at Morgan Stanley, and the award winning podcast, Access and Opportunity. Harris was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America, Fortune’s Most Influential List, U. S. Bankers Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance, Black Enterprise’s Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business, and Top 75 African Americans on Wall Street, and to Essence Magazine’s list of The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World, Ebony’s list of the Power 100 and 15 Corporate Women at the Top and was named Woman of the Year 2004 by the Harvard Black Men’s Forum and in 2011 by the Yale Black Men’s Forum. Harris received an MBA, from Harvard Business School, an AB in economics from Harvard University, and honorary doctorates of laws, humanities, and business from 10 other universities. Harris received the Bert King Award from the Harvard Business School African American Alumni Association, the Women’s Professional Achievement Award from Harvard University, the Pierre Toussaint Medallion from the Office of Black Ministry of the Archdiocese of New York, the Women of Power Award by the National Urban League, the Women of Influence Award from The Links, Incorporated and many other awards. She was named one of the top 50 speakers in the world by Real Leaders Magazine (2023) and one of the Top 40 female Speakers (2020). She is the author of Strategize to Win, Expect to Win, and Lead To Win.