52 episodes

On the Access and Opportunity podcast, host Carla Harris, a Vice Chairman at Morgan Stanley, asks the question: How can we connect capital with communities that traditionally have been left behind? One way is by talking to the people who are already doing it. Entrepreneurs, investors, developers and activists join Carla, who taps into her 30 years of experience on Wall Street, to explore why investors are unaware of the above-market returns that exist in investing in multicultural- and women-owned businesses, and how to dispel these misconceptions and exploit this market inefficiency. Together, they show what's possible through the people who are making it possible.

Access and Opportunity with Carla Harris Morgan Stanley

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 176 Ratings

On the Access and Opportunity podcast, host Carla Harris, a Vice Chairman at Morgan Stanley, asks the question: How can we connect capital with communities that traditionally have been left behind? One way is by talking to the people who are already doing it. Entrepreneurs, investors, developers and activists join Carla, who taps into her 30 years of experience on Wall Street, to explore why investors are unaware of the above-market returns that exist in investing in multicultural- and women-owned businesses, and how to dispel these misconceptions and exploit this market inefficiency. Together, they show what's possible through the people who are making it possible.

    Community First: Building Latinx Wealth

    Community First: Building Latinx Wealth

    Rita Soledad Fernandez Paulino and Beatriz Acevedo on how they work to inspire others in the Latinx
    community to improve their financial literacy.

    • 30 min
    Dhani Jones: The Road of Intention

    Dhani Jones: The Road of Intention

    Carla speaks with former NFL linebacker and investor Dhani Jones about the entrepreneurial spirit within every athlete, the importance of cultivating relationships and the skills every leader should have.

    • 32 min
    Edith Dorsen & Reggie Van Lee: Redefine Your Comfort Zone

    Edith Dorsen & Reggie Van Lee: Redefine Your Comfort Zone

    Carla speaks with Women’s Venture Capital Fund founder Edith Dorsen and Reggie Van Lee, Partner and Chief Transformation Officer of the Carlyle Group about their success with the Womens VC Fund and the value of investing in companies with diverse leadership.

    • 32 min
    Andre Iguodala: Pivoting Your Playbook

    Andre Iguodala: Pivoting Your Playbook

    Listen as host Carla Harris talks with guest Andre Iguodala, investor and NBA champion, on his pivot into investing that supports underserved entrepreneurs.

    • 33 min
    Chris Lyons: Where Tech Meets Culture

    Chris Lyons: Where Tech Meets Culture

    Carla speaks with investor Chris Lyons, head of the Cultural Leadership Fund at Andreesen Horowitz, connecting Black leaders to new tech companies.

    • 34 min
    Shawn Springs: From Idea to Impact

    Shawn Springs: From Idea to Impact

    Carla speaks with entrepreneur and former NFL cornerback Shawn Springs, founder and CEO of Windpact, a company focusing on impact protection across industries, including sports, automotive, and the military applications.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
176 Ratings

176 Ratings

Timizle ,

Carla ROCKS!!!

“Access and opportunity” has been inspiring and educational. We love you Carla; it’s an absolute pleasure to listen to you!

KDTruth ,

Wonderful Podcast!

Thought provoking and insightful without becoming reptitvite. Carla Harris does an excellent job bringing each guest’s story to light. She asks the tough questions tactfully to elicit a deeper level of conversation than many host and moderators are willing to tackle. Hands down one of the best podcasts in my library!! 🙌🏽

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Carla, host of the Access and Opportunity podcast, highlights all aspects of business, investing and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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