City Year Denver along with co-chairs Neyeska Mut, Elena Sirpolaidis, Tami Door, and Margo Jamieson would like to extend a sincere thank you for all who attended the third annual Women's Leadership Breakfast!  Our Keynote Speaker, Carla Harris (bio below) was an inspiration to all those in attendance. 

 

Through the support of our sponsors, our fabulous event Host Committee members and guests, nearly $150,000 was raised at the event! The proceeds from the Women's Leadership Breakfast support Corps Members' work in Denver Public Schools to provide individual support to students who need extra care and attention - so more kids stay in school and on track to succeed.

 

Thank you again to our Co-Chairs and the Women's Leadership Breakfast Host Committee for helping us attract over 800 attendees to our third annual Women's Leadership Breakfast.

 

Event Photos

Jimmy's Fashion Art Photography Studio

A special thanks to our event sponsors:

 

 

 

Keynote Speaker 

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. Ms. Harris has been featured in Fortune Magazine's “The Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America” and “The Most Influential List,” Black Enterprise Magazine's “Top 75 African Americans on Wall Street” and “Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business,” Essence Magazine's “The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World,” and Ebony Magazine's “15 Corporate Women at the Top.” She has also received numerous awards from a variety of organizations. 

Ms. Harris has an MBA from Harvard and numerous Honorary Doctorates. Her community involvement includes Chair of the Board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and she sits on the boards of the Food Bank for NYC, The Executive Leadership Council, The Toigo Foundation, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), A Better Chance, Inc., The Apollo Theatre Foundation, and several others. She is a singer with several gospel CD's and an active member of the St. Charles Gospelites of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and the Mark Howell Singers. Ms. Harris is co-chair of the National Social Action Commission of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and was a member of the Board of Overseer's Committee on University Resources for Harvard University. In August 2013, President Obama appointed Ms. Harris as the Chair of the National Women’s Business Council. She is also the author of the newly released book, Expect to Win (Hudson Press).