The Denver Post published this snapshot from Carla’s recent appearance at City Year Denver’s third annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast:
City Year Denver ran the following article in their May Newsletter:
Speaker Carla Harris delights guests at Women’s Leadership Breakfast
Carla Harris has nearly three decades of experience as a financial executive on Wall Street and when she took the stage at City Year Denver’s recent Women’s Leadership Breakfast, she filled the room with her expressive personality and immediately connected with the audience. In her blue tweed jacket and pearls, Harris openly shared her personal journey to success. She offered the audience three power tools (or pearls as Harris calls them) outlined in her recently published book, “Expect to Win.”
City Year Denver’s third annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast took place on May 1, 2014 at the Denver Marriott City Center, and featured Harris as its keynote speaker. Harris, who is Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management, and Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council in August 2013. She was recently named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America”, and is on several other lists of influential leaders in Black Enterprise Magazine and Essence Magazine.
During her keynote address at the women’s breakfast, Harris inspired more than 800 attendees with her words of wisdom. “Because ladies, let me tell you what I’ve learned after almost 30 years on Wall Street. The way to grow your power is to give it away,” she told the crowd. “If you want to take your success to significance it’s all about giving of your intellect, your experience, your judgment, your wisdom to other people. So all that you have earned, all that you continue to earn, is not just about you. It’s about how you touch somebody else and create that multiplier effect in your life.”
Through the support of event co-chairs Neyeska Mut, Executive Vice President of Dejour Energy, Elena Sirpolaidis, President of EON Office, Tami Door- President & CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership, and Margo Jamieson- Senior Director at Kaiser Permanente, event sponsors, and guests City Year Denver was able to raise nearly $150,000. The proceeds from the Women’s Leadership Breakfast support City Year’s work in eight high-need Denver Public Schools, where corps members serve as tutors, mentors and role models to help struggling students stay in school and on track to succeed.
More photos from the Leadership Breakfast and VIP reception:
Event Photos by Jimmy’s Fashion Art Photography Studio. View more photos from the event on Facebook.