Carla Harris, the managing director of Morgan Stanley, was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the chairman of the National Women’s Business Council, which serves as a source of counsel for economic issues that affect women entrepreneurs.
“Congratulations to Carla on her appointment to the National Women’s Business Council,” Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO James Gorman said. “Her tremendous energy, experience and vision will make her an excellent advocate for women in business.”
Harris is also Morgan Stanley’s vice chairman of wealth management and a senior client advisor, as well as the chairman of the Morgan Stanley Foundation. She also serves as a board member for a number of community organizations.
“I am honored and delighted to lead the National Women’s Business Council,” Harris said. “The NWBC’s vision for female business owners and their role in our national economy is a strong one. I look forward to collaborating with my fellow Council members as we work to add to the millions of female business owners in the United States and to motivate those women aspiring to achieve as producers, innovators and leaders.”
Harris first began her career at Morgan Stanley in the mergers and acquisitions department in 1987. Morgan Stanley provides a range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services.