Carla Harris is a Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management,
Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley.
Ms. Harris has extensive industry experiences in the technology,
media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and
healthcare sectors. In August 2013, Carla Harris was appointed
by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women's
Ms. Harris was recently names to Fortune Magazine's list of
"The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America";
U.S. Bankers Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance (2009,
2010, 2011), Black Enterprise's Top 75 Most Powerful Women
in Business (2010), to Black Enterprise Magazine's "Top 75
African Americans on Wall Street" (2006-2011), and 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.
Ms. Harris began her career with Morgan Stanley in 1987. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Carla
received her MBA from Harvard Business School, Second Year Honors and an AB in economics
from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude. Carla is actively involved in her community and
heartily believes that "we are blessed so that we can be a blessing to someone else".
The Power of the Purse luncheon will be held on September 30 at the Little Rock Marriott from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Reservations are $100 per person or $1,000 for a table of 10. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, click here.