Carla Harris is vice chairman, managing director, and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley. Previously at Morgan Stanley, she headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries, and she served as a senior member of the equity syndicate desk and in the mergers and acquisitions department. Ms. Harris has extensive industry experience in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and health care sectors. She was appointed by President Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council, and she is the author of the books Expect to Win and Strategize to Win. Ms. Harris holds an AB in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.