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ELEVATIONS & INCLUSION: Expect to Win with Carla Harris

Date: May 29, 2013 Time: 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
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Event Description
Carla Harris, managing director and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley, and author of “Expect to Win,” will be the featured speaker of a special luncheon sponsored by Morgan Stanley and presented in partnership with the Charleston Area Alliance Elevations Professional Women’s Network and the Alliance’s “inclusion=innovation” program. 

“Expect to Win:  A Conversation with Carla Harris,” will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 11:30 a.m-1: 15 p.m., at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences in Charleston, West Virginia. 
Harris, one of the most powerful and respected women in business, will share advice, tips and strategies for surviving and thriving in any workplace environment. 

Her influence is reflected by the many lists to which she has been named, including:  “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” by U.S. Banker;   “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America,” by Fortune Magazine;  “15 Corporate Women at the Top,” by Ebony; and “The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World,” by Essence magazine.  Harris received the Women of Power Award from the National Urban League and the Bill and Camille Cosby Award given by Associated Black Charities.

Harris earned both her A.B. in economics (magna cum laude) and MBA from Harvard University.   She holds numerous honorary degrees and serves on multiple nonprofit and foundation boards. 
In her other life, Harris is a singer and has released her third gospel CD, “Unceasing Praise.”  Her second CD, “Joy is Waiting,” was featured on “BET Nightly News,” while her first CD was a bestseller on and was highlighted on the “CBS Evening News” with Dan Rather.
Registration for this special event is free and open exclusively for Alliance members courtesy of  Morgan Stanley.  Reservations are limited to four seats per member company and will be capped at a maximum of 80 seats.  To register, click the 'register now' blue box at top left, select your member company from the drop down and enter your password.

If you need assistance locating your password, email Leigh Anne Strickland, Director of Member Programs and Services.

The mission of  the 1800-member Elevations Professional Women’s Network, presented by the Alliance and title sponsor DOW, is to “enrich, empower and elevate women to achieve success for themselves, their businesses and their community.”
The “inclusion=innovation” initiative was created by the Alliance and title sponsor Ernst & Young present to help businesses benefit from the contributions of all segments of our community and build a world-class diverse professional workforce in the Kanawha Valley.

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Event Location Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
Grand Lobby
1 Clay Square
Charleston, WV 25301
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Date/Time Information May 29, 2013
11:30am - 1:15pm
Contact Information
Leigh Anne Strickland
Free to Alliance-members

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