As CEO of Hewlett-Packard, one of the world’s largest tech companies, Carly Fiorina broke through a glass ceiling that had previously remained impenetrable, becoming the first woman to lead a Fortune20 business. During her tenure at HP, Fortune named Ms. Fiorina the “Most Powerful Woman in Business” six years in a row. Ms. Fiorina has since appeared as a business commentator on Fox Business Network and other news programs. She remains dedicated to advancing women in business and promoting small enterprise. In 2008, she acted as an adviser and fundraising chair for Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign, and, in 2010, she won the Republic nomination for the U.S. Senate race in California.
In the words of the HLS community member who nominated her, Fiorina is a “powerhouse of inspiration and leadership” and is “encouraging–to women and men alike.”
Ms. Fiorina received her B.A. from Stanford University, her M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her M.Sc. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.