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Morgan Stanley Executive Carla Harris Delivers Her Famous “Pearls of Wisdom” at the 2017 Jing Lyman Lecture

Jan 17 2018

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Morgan Stanley Executive Carla Harris Delivers "Pearls of Wisdom" at the 2017 Jing Lyman Lecture

Written by Megan Neely


“Can we have an adult conversation?” In her idiosyncratic, charismatic style, Carla Harris broached the tough issues about gender and racial discrimination at work during the Clayman Institute’s annual Jing Lyman Lecture held in early November. Currently, Harris holds the positions of Vice Chairman, Managing Director, and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. Among many distinctions, she has been named to Fortune Most Influential List, Essence Magazine’s “50 Women Who are Shaping the World,” and U. S. Bankers Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance.

Harris has fought for change throughout her more than thirty years on Wall Street, or what she, during her lecture, jokingly called “the Street.” Her ability to battle discrimination head on—among the many challenges she has faced in investment banking—earned her a reputation on the Street for being “tough.”

Harris shared this and other “Pearls of Wisdom” to a captivated audience at Paul Brest Hall, proving how she embodies the spirit of the lecture’s namesake, Jing Lyman, who was a trailblazer—in every sense of the word—in promoting gender equality.

Read more at the Clayman Institute website.