37 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

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 152 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.

    Shared Values Help VCs, Founders Stay Agile

    Shared Values Help VCs, Founders Stay Agile

    Carla speaks with Jesse Draper of Halogen Ventures and Esther Crawford of Squad, one of Halogen's portfolio companies, on what brought them together, the challenges and necessities of pivoting a business, and the power of values alignment.

    • 34 min
    Keeping It Black: 'Cultural Competence' Is Key

    Keeping It Black: 'Cultural Competence' Is Key

    Carla speaks with Kesha Cash of the Impact America Fund and Diishan Imira, founder of Mayvenn, on what brought them together, the hurdles they faced and their relationships with the communities that sustain them.

    • 32 min
    Season 6 Trailer

    Season 6 Trailer

    Welcome back for Season 6 of Access & Opportunity!

    • 1 min
    Bridging the Gaps: Racial, Social & Economic Justice

    Bridging the Gaps: Racial, Social & Economic Justice

    In the wake of continued violence against black lives, we are revisiting conversations with black entrepreneurs and investors whose stories advance our understanding of how these injustices are lived and overcome.

    • 27 min
    COVID-19 Special: Hope Knight - Coming Back, Changed

    COVID-19 Special: Hope Knight - Coming Back, Changed

    Carla Harris checks in with Hope Knight, President and CEO of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, on how she continues to support her community in the time of COVID-19.

    • 21 min
    COVID-19 Special: Freada Kapor Klein - A Time for Empathy

    COVID-19 Special: Freada Kapor Klein - A Time for Empathy

    Carla Harris checks in with Freada Kapor Klein, Founding Partner at Kapor Capital, on how she continues to seek impact in the time of COVID-19.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

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!

Indigo7598 ,

Excellent!

This podcast is wonderful. Ms. Harris asks questions that you don’t realize you need the answer to. The interviews are executed well and seem extremely thoughtful. I’ve learned so much while listening.

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