Carla Harris, managing director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management
and author of the book “Expect to Win,” provided advice on how to thrive in the
should always expect to win and play to win,” she said. “Maximize your
success.” Harris shared several of her “pearls” of wisdom learned during more
than 20 years on Wall Street.
most important thing I learned is perception is the copilot to reality,” she
said. “You can train people to think about you in the way you want them to.”
co-chairs were Kathy Mallatt, plan president for UnitedHealthcare Community and
State, Share Advantage, and Connie Ryan, president of Streck Inc. Luncheon
co-chairs were Renee Black and Susan Schnase.
totaling $133,000 were presented to nonprofit agencies for their work on behalf
of Omaha-area women and girls. Recipients recognized at the luncheon were Catholic
Charities, College of Saint Mary, Family Housing Advisory Services, Girls Inc.,
Habitat for Humanity, Heartland Family Service, Legal Aid of Nebraska, Lutheran
Family Services, Metropolitan Community College Foundation, Nebraska Appleseed
Center for Law in the Public Interest and Women’s Center for Advancement.
Spears, a participant in Family Housing Advisory Services’ Opportunity Passport™
Program, was the recipient of a “Recycled Rides” 2005 Dodge Caravan mini-van.
Spears is a full-time student at Metropolitan Community College who works two
part-time jobs while also taking care of her infant son. The van was donated by State Farm
Insurance and refurbished and repaired by Northwest CARSTAR Body Shop of Omaha.
From left, Connie Ryan, Carla Harris and Kathy Mallatt.