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Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Hosts Houston Conversation with Three Extraordinary Women: Laila Ali, Carla Harris and Kimberley Hatchett

Jan 16, 2013

New York —

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management announced today that it will be hosting a discussion and cocktail reception with three extraordinary women in business and sports at the Hotel ZAZA in Houston, TX, on Wednesday, January 30 at 6:00 p.m.

The event will feature boxing champion and beauty and lifestyle CEO Laila Ali; Morgan Stanley Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor Carla Harris, who is also a gospel singer with a passion for golf; Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Advisor Kimberly Hatchett, a mentoring advocate whose love of track and field laid the foundation to propel her to new heights.  Laila, Carla and Kimberly will discuss with moderator and media personality Bevy Smith their paths to personal and professional success.

The panelists will share their journey of challenges and triumphs in work, family and philanthropy, reflecting on how a passion for sports has played a pivotal role.  Audience members will be encouraged to ask themselves, “What do I want?” and consider new life models and ideas for rewriting their own narratives.

“This is part of a series of events we are hosting around the country to explore issues of vital importance in our local communities,” said Mandell Crawley, Managing Director, Head of National Business Development Group, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.  “Our Firm’s commitment to women and multicultural markets goes hand-in-hand with our role as a leader in wealth management and our mission of helping our clients reach their fullest potential.”

Lisa Cregan, Managing Director of the Houston Post Oak Complex in Houston, said, “These women are all industry powerhouses with a wealth of knowledge to share.  It’s a pleasure to host this event for the Houston community and facilitate a discussion about personal strategies for winning.”

The event will take place on Wednesday, January 30, at The Hotel ZAZA, Houston Museum District, 5701 Main Street Houston, TX 77005.  To RSVP for this event, please contact a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor, or e-mail

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