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Carla Harris

Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley

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Carla Harris talks about her family life growing up, her enrollment at Harvard University, and her career on Wall Street that led her to become Morgan Stanley's vice chairman.
Carla Harris is Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. In August 2013, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council.   Harris has been named to many prestigious lists, including Fortune magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America and U. S. Bankers Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance. She is the immediate past Chair of the Board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and sits on the boards of many organizations, including the Food Bank for NYC, The Executive Leadership Council and the Robert Toigo Foundation.   Harris is also an accomplished singer and has released three gospel CDs. She is the author of "Strategize to Win and Expect to Win."

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