Carla Harris On Her Ambition And Drive

Carla Harris didn’t get to be Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley by luck. It took talent and hard work as well as grit and determination to succeed. I recently spoke with Carla, a keynote speaker at the upcoming Simmons Leadership Conference, to better understand her ambition and… Read More.

The Top 5 Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face Today

Women entrepreneurs in New York are launching new businesses at an astonishing rate. In fact, New York has far more women- owned businesses than other major cities in the United States. A new study, “Breaking Through: Harnessing the Economic Potential of Women Entrepreneurs” by The Center for an Urban Future, examines the impact of women-led… Read More.

Do We Automatically Assume We Can’t Have Work-Life Balance?

Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article in The Atlantic in 2012 presented a strong argument why women can’t have it all. Her article resonated with many professional women who were frustrated and exhausted from trying to “balance” a full time career with family demands; women who bought into the myth of work-life balance and were killing themselves trying… Read More.

The Lack of Diversity is a Cultural Issue

On August 4th, the first ever White House Demo day was organized to showcase women and minority founders in technology. The event, along with President Obama’s call for action, sparked some major tech companies to announce new diversity initiatives. Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon all jumped on the bandwagon to demonstrate that they are… Read More.