Carla Harris

Dean Lloyd Minor welcomes Carla Harris, an accomplished Wall Street executive, leadership coach, author, and singer. They explore her pioneering career path, breaking barriers in the corporate world, and the importance of investing in the development of executives and entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups. They also discuss the value of insight versus oversight in leadership, the power of self-reflection and intentionality, and what it takes for an organization to successfully improve diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Meet Carla Harris

Carla Harris is one of the most dynamic and influential leaders in the financial industry. She has been named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America”, Fortune’s Most Influential List, and American Banker’s Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance. 

Now a Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, Carla is also a member of the Board of Overseers at Harvard University and of the Board of Directors at Walmart, Cummins, and MetLife. She is also the past Chair of the Board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and of The Executive Leadership Council, and sits on the boards of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), The Sesame Workshop,  and The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation. 

In addition, Carla is a singer who has sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Apollo Theatre, and released four Gospel CDs. She is also an internationally renowned public speaker and author of the books, Strategize to WinExpect to Win, and the recently released Lead To Win.


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