Carla Harris is a prominent global investment professional and business expert currently serving as Chair of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) with a mission to advance women business owners through the NWBC’s 4 pillars: Access to Capital, Access to Markets, Job Creation & Growth, and Data Collection. In addition to her role as Chair of the National Women’s Business Council, she also serves as the Vice Chairman of Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley where she is responsible for increasing revenue generation and client connectivity across the Wealth Management, Investment Banking and Sales & Trading businesses.
She was recently named to Fortune magazine’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America, Essence magazine’s 50 Women Who Are Shaping the World, and Black Enterprise magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. She earned her AB in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She remains actively involved in her community and sits on the boards of several organizations including the Executive Leadership Council, Mount Sinai and St. Vincent’s Hospitals, Xavier University, Food Bank for NYC, A Better Chance, Inc., and The Apollo Theater Foundation. She is also an accomplished jazz and gospel singer, having released two albums; and authored a book titled Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace.