Janice Ellig, CEO and founder of Ellig Group, sits down with real leaders in this series of game-changing conversations, bespoke to fellow champions of change. Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and her commitment to gender parity, equity, inclusion, and diversity.
We are honored to present a special episode with Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Head of Multicultural Client Strategy at Morgan Stanley. With a 30-year career as a Wall Street executive, Carla is also an inspiring motivational speaker and mentor, successful gospel singer, board director, best-selling author, the recipient of several awards and the subject of a Harvard Case Study, chronicling her impressive career and impact on society.
Join us as Carla Harris provides some highlights from Morgan Stanley’s 5th Annual Multicultural Leadership Conference, real-time positive actions being taken and how she is advising senior leaders on how to respond during these turbulent times of social unrest and chaos.
Episode 20: “A Powerful Voice: On Wall Street, the Boardroom, and Onstage”
The Executive – Carla Harris formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries, and was responsible for Equity Private Placements. She is now Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Head of Multicultural Client Strategy at Morgan Stanley, where she is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm.
The Author – Best-selling author of several books including, Strategize to Win: The New Way to Start Out, Step Up, or Start Over in Your Career, Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace, and Expect to Win: Proven Strategies for Success from a Wall Street Vet. Additionally, “Carla’s Pearls” have become the centerpiece for her many speeches and television appearances. In Expect to Win, Carla shares these valuable lessons.
The Singer – Carla is an accomplished gospel singer who has delighted audiences around the world with her soulful renditions of new and old gospel favorites. She has performed four sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall, performed at the historic Apollo Theater, and released several albums.
“Chaos breeds opportunity, and we have a whole lot of chaos right now. You should move aggressively to make the changes you need to make to set your organization on the path to success and leadership going forward. You have air cover that you have never had before, and that air cover is COVID-19 and the social unrest. You can get it done NOW!”
In this episode of Leadership Reimagined, “A Powerful Voice: On Wall Street, the Boardroom, and Onstage,” enjoy a conversation where Carla Harris imparts vital advice on how to build opportunity amidst chaos, why representation matters if you plan “to set your organization on the path to success and leadership going forward,” and what her approach is to pursuing excellence.