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Book Discussion: Strategize to Win by Carla Harris

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
At the home of Kristan Rowland. Address will be provided the day before event.
Chicago, IL  60622

Kristan M Rowland
312 497-1614 (p)
Professional Development event
Registration is required before Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Payment In Advance Only

Strategize to Win: The New Way to Start Out, Step Up, or Start Over in Your Career


The Wall Street powerhouse and author of Expect to Win, Carla A. Harris, offers a new way to conceptualize career strategies and gives us proven tools for successful change in her new book, Strategize to Win. Kristan Rowland, UCWBG board member, will be hosting the discussion on the book in her home.


Whether we’re starting out, striving toward a promotion, or looking for a new opportunity, the working world isn’t what it used to be. In Strategize to Win Carla Harris gives readers the tools they need to get started; get “unstuck” from bad situations; redirect momentum; and position themselves to manage their careers no matter the environment. With her trademark galvanizing advice, Harris identifies and clarifies issues that are often murky, offering lessons on:

  • Identifying and making the most of your work profile (are you a Good Soldier? a Leader? an Arguer?)
  • Preparing for a career change without going back to school or taking a step down
  • Honing three essential skills industry leaders possess (and how to get them)
  • Tuning into unspoken cues
  • Thriving through change

Introducing a new way of planning one’s career in five-year units, Strategize to Win distills battle-tested and step-by-step tools that Carla has used to launch and sustain her own successful career and help others move forward, recover from setbacks, and position themselves for success. Download our list of questions to ask yourself as go through the book.


After we are done discussing the book (and if weather permits), we will head up to Kristan and Thomas' roof deck to enjoy cocktails and a magnificent panoramic view of the city.


So come prepared to discuss Strategize To Win and what we can learn from it. Kristan Rowland, Board member of UCWBG, will be hosting this event in her home in Ukrainian Village. Take this opportunity to network with other like-minded women, discuss interesting new research and socialize.



This is a UCWBG members and their guests event.

    $10  UCWBG members and guests
    $15  non-members
Pizza, beer and wine included.



Please register by Wednesday, August 26. Capacity is limited so register as soon as you can.



Directions to Kristan's home will be provided to registrants on Wednesday, August 6.
Note:  Kristan and her husband have a dog: an Australian Shepherd (for those who may be allergic).


About the Author

Carla Harris is a Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. She formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries and was responsible for Equity Private Placements. Ms. Harris has extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors.


For more than a decade, Ms. Harris was a senior member of the equity syndicate desk and executed such transactions as initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Digitas, and others.


In August 2013, President Obama appointed Ms. Harris as the chairperson of the National Women’s Business Council. 


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