Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Hosts Women’s Leadership Reception

New York —

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney announced today that it will be hosting a Women’s Leadership reception at the Garden City Hotel on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. ET.

The event, which is open to the public with advance registration, will feature Barbara Corcoran, Real Estate Mogul, Business Expert and Real Estate contributor for NBC’s “TODAY” Show. 

Barbara Corcoran is the founder of The Corcoran Group.  She has also heavily invested in income-producing property in the New York City area.  Barbara is the real estate contributor for NBC’s “TODAY” Show where she comments weekly on trends in the real estate market.  She is an investor/shark on ABC’s reality hit “Shark Tank.”  In the first season, she bought eight young businesses which she’s shepherding to success.  Barbara is also the author of Use What You’ve Got, an entertaining business book that has become a national best-seller, as well as Nextville, Amazing Places to Live Your Life.

“We’re honored and excited to host this women’s leadership reception,” said Rich Less, Managing Director, Regional Director, Soundview, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.  “This event provides a platform for us to celebrate the power and authentic voice of women like Barbara Corcoran and provide the participants the opportunity to have a dialogue about leadership.” 

The event will take place on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. ET in the Garden City Hotel: 445 Seventh Street Garden City, NY 11530.  Reservations are required for security access, and limited seating is available.  Please R.S.V.P. to Caroline.Poon@mssb.com or call (516) 683-3209.

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