Your Vision & Strategy for 2015: A Womensphere New Year Event & Book Launch, presenting Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley; Author, “Strategize to Win” and “Expect to Win”

Your Vision & Strategy for 2015: A Womensphere New Year Event & Book Launch, presenting Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley; Author, “Strategize to Win” and “Expect to Win”
Event on 2015-01-15 17:30:00


Your Vision & Strategy for 2015
A Womensphere New Year Event & Book Launch
Sponsored by MetLife, and presenting

Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley
Author, "Strategize to Win" and "Expect to Win"

With Welcome, Opening, and Introduction by

Elizabeth Nieto – Chief Diversity Officer, MetLife
Cindy Pace – Head, Global Women's Initiative, MetLife
Analisa Balares – CEO & Founder, Womensphere; Young Global Leader at World Economic Forum, and Member of Women's Forum of New York


Carla Harris is Vice Chairman at Morgan Stanley, responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. In August 2013, President Obama appointed Carla as the Chairperson of the National Women’s Business Council. 

Carla was a Keynote speaker at the Inaugural Womensphere Summit in February 2008. We are delighted to kick off the New Year with Carla’s inspirational message, and with a New York launch event for her new book, Strategize to Win.

At Morgan Stanley, Carla formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the Equity Capital Markets effort for the consumer and retail industries, and was responsible for Equity Private Placements. Carla has extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors. 

For more than a decade, Carla was a senior member of the equity syndicate desk and executed such transactions as initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Digitas, and others.

Carla is an alumna of Harvard Business School and Harvard University. She is a Member of the Women's Forum of New York, and serves on the Board of Directors of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO).

Carla is also an accomplished singer who has delighted audiences around the world with her soulful renditions of new and old gospel favorites. Starting young with a love of singing, she quickly migrated towards choral music and gospel choirs at age 13. While at Harvard, Carla continued to pursue her music, singing with the world-renowned Radcliffe Chorale Society, the oldest women’s singing group at Harvard, and in her own band Rhythm Company. She has performed two sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall and released several albums (Carla’s First Christmas, Joy is Waiting, Unceasing Praise).

Carla has been featured in:

  • Fortune’s “The Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America” and “The Most Influential List”
  • Black Enterprise magazine “Top 75 African Americans on Wall Street” and “Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business”
  • Essence “The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World”
  • Ebony “15 Corporate Women at the Top”

A signed hard copy of Carla’s new book, Strategize to Win, will be made available at the event for everyone who pre-orders the book here.


This event is FREE event for executive and professional Members of the Womensphere Global Network. There are a limited number of places for Members to participate at this event, so please RSVP here. However, your free registration does not come with a book. Please place a book order if you would like a copy of the book. Please submit your book order when confirming your attendance, so that we can ensure you have the signed hard copy (or copies) of Carla's new book available at the event for you to pick up. (The books comes out on December 26, 2014.)

For guests and non-members – please register under Regular Registration, to reserve your place. Your regisration comes with a signed book by the author. We look forward to having you join us!


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