Carla Harris is a woman of many talents. As a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, Carla is responsible for improving access to capital for female and multicultural founders and increasing client connectivity to enhance revenue generation. But her achievements go far beyond her current role.

Carla has had an illustrious 30-year career across various industries such as technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare. Her expertise and knowledge have been recognized and appreciated by many. In August 2013, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council, a testament to her leadership and commitment to empowering women.

Carla has been recognized as one of the most influential black executives in corporate America by Fortune Magazine and as one of the top 25 most powerful women in finance by US Bankers. She has also been featured in Black Enterprise’s “Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business” and “Top 75 African Americans on Wall Street,” Essence Magazine’s “The 50 Women Who Are Shaping the World,” and Ebony’s “Power 100” and “15 Corporate Women at the Top.”

Beyond her professional achievements, Carla is a philanthropist, a board member, and an author. She is the past chair of the Morgan Stanley Foundation board and the Executive Leadership Council. Carla is also a member of the board of overseers of Harvard University and the board of directors of the Walmart Corporation. She has authored two books, “Strategize to Win” and “Expect to Win,” which have inspired many individuals to pursue their dreams and achieve success.

But that’s not all. Carla is a singer and has released three gospel CDs, including “Unceasing Praise,” “Joy Is Waiting,” and “Carla’s First Christmas,” which was featured on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. She has performed five sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall, demonstrating that her talents go far beyond the boardroom.

Carla Harris is an inspiration to us all. She has an unwavering dedication to empowering women and people of color. Her commitment to excellence and many talents makes her a force to be reckoned with. We can all learn from her example and strive to achieve our full potential.