In this episode, Gloria welcomes to the show, business expert, singer, author, and speaker, Carla Harris. Carla is a Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. However, her true passion lies with helping women achieve their business goals and objectives. Carla talks about her three pearls of wisdom which include, authenticity, risk-taking, and perception. Carla and Gloria also share their thoughts on the importance of building horizontal and vertical relationships while Carla expounds on the meaning of relationship currency.
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Books Mentioned on the Podcast
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- Strategize to Win: The New Way to Start Out, Step Up, or Start Over in Your Career
- Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace
When I walked out of the lauded halls of Harvard Undergrad and Harvard Business School, I embraced this whole concept of a meritocracy. Success was merely a function of how smart you were and how hard you worked. Yet, when I started my career, it didn’t quite work out that way.
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Perception is the co-pilot to reality. How people perceive you will directly impact how they deal with you.
I like the fact that finance is so dynamic. You can never really master it all because it’s always changing. Every day is a new day in the market.
Relationship currency is defined as that currency that you earn from the relationships that you invest in – the people that you get to know in your environment.
I’m a big fan that your relationships should be horizontal and they should also be vertical. And, it really is important if you’re fairly senior that you have good relationships with people who are junior. Because, after all, how can you lead if other people won’t follow?
I think that there are far more women that are interested in supporting other women. And I, like you, I have seen that more often than not.
Be the architect of your own agenda.
But I think, frankly Gloria, a lot of companies are really paying a lot of attention to what they can do to attract and retain women.
I just wanted to be that speaker that would connect with someone. And I tell people all the time, the key is to be comfortable in your own skin, be very comfortable with your content, and speak as if you’re talking to one person.
GLORIA FELDT is the New York Times bestselling author of several books including No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, a sought-after speaker and frequent contributor to major news outlets, and the Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead. People has called her “the voice of experience,” and among the many honors she has been given, Vanity Fair called her one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers,” and Glamour chose her as a “Woman of the Year.”
As co-founder and president of Take The Lead, a leading women’s leadership nonprofit, her mission is to achieve gender parity by 2025 through innovative training programs, workshops, a groundbreaking 50 Women Can Change The World immersive, online courses, a free weekly newsletter, and events including a monthly Virtual Happy Hour program and a Take The Lead Day symposium that reached over 400,000 women globally in 2017.