News | Mar. 31, 2023

Renowned Speaker Carla Harris Inspires, Motivates Link Team on International Women’s Day

Renowned speaker and leader Carla Harris delivered a captivating speech for Link employees as part of the firm’s International Women’s Day program. Harris, a finance executive and celebrated advocate for equity in the workplace, discussed topics including authenticity, resilience and self-advocacy while also sharing personal experiences of navigating the workplace as a woman of color. Her talk was followed by a live Q&A with Link CEO Luke Petherbridge. 

“The easiest way to penetrate a relationship is to bring your authentic self into that environment,” Harris said in her virtual appearance before over 500 Link team members. “When you bring your authentic self into that environment people trust you, and trust is at the heart of any successful relationship.”

Harris’ keynote was presented by Ascend, Link’s employee resource group that provides support for women at the firm. During her talk, Harris shared her famous “Carla’s Pearls” of wisdom about how to build successful and meaningful careers. As a company that is more than 50 percent women in a historically male-dominated sector, advancing gender equity is a cause of particular emphasis for Link and its leadership. 

“At Link, we are deeply committed to continuing to unlock opportunity for women internally, in our sector and in our communities,” said Petherbridge. “We were so fortunate to have Carla join us on International Women’s Day—the entire Link team benefitted tremendously from hearing her powerful perspective on intentional leadership and growth.” 


About Link Logistics

Link Logistics is the largest U.S.-only owner and operator of last-mile industrial real estate. The Company, established in 2019 by Blackstone, operates the largest portfolio of logistics real estate assets located exclusively in the U.S. As of June 30, 2023, Link Logistics owns, has interests in, or has under development logistics facilities across key distribution markets in the U.S. that will represent a total of 535 million square feet when completed and serves more than 10,000 customers. Link Logistics has the scale, geographic footprint and logistics expertise, as well as a heightened focus on sustainability, to drive value for our customers and stakeholders. For more information regarding the Company, please visit


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