|Born:||September 6, 1954 (age 68)|
|Education:||B.A., Stanford University|
M.A., University of Maryland
M.S., MIT Sloan School of Management
Carly Fiorina is a business executive who was a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. She served as chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005, the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business.
Fiorina was born September 6, 1954, in Austin, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and medieval history from Stanford University in 1976. In 1980, she earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, and in 1989, she earned a Master of Science in business from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
After graduating from the University of Maryland, Fiorina worked an entry-level position at AT&T Corporation. She was quickly promoted to the position of commercial account executive, and in 1995 she became head of North American sales. The next year, she engineered the successful spin-off of AT&T’s research division as Lucent Technologies and coordinated their $3 billion initial public offering. In 1998, she became president of Lucent's Global Service Provider Business. In 1999, Fiorina became president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard, a position she held until 2005.
After leaving HP, Fiorina served as a commentator for Fox News and was an economic advisor to Republican Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. In 2010, Fiorina was the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from California but lost the election to incumbent Barbara Boxer. In 2014, Fiorina founded the Unlocking Potential Project, a political action committee dedicated to recruiting female voters, and served as its chairman.
Photo by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
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- Accepting Ted Cruz's Vice President Offer- April 27, 2016
- Endorsing Ted Cruz - Mar. 9, 2016
- Remarks at the Sunshine Summit- Nov. 11, 2015
- Meet the Press Interview with Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina- Sept. 27, 2015
- Remarks to Greenville County Republican Women- Sept. 24, 2015
- Campaign Speech in Phoenix- Sept. 11, 2015
- Meet the Press interview- August 23, 2015
- Q&A at the Iowa State Fair- August 17, 2015
- Remarks at the Reagan Library - July 27, 2015
- Remarks on the State of Women in America - June 12, 2015
- Remarks at Sen. Joni Ernst's Roast and Ride - June 6, 2015
- Remarks at Iowa's Lincoln Day Dinner- May 10, 2015
- I'm Running for President- May 4, 2015
- New Hampshire Republican Leadership Summit 2015- April 18, 2015
- Remarks at CPAC 2015 - Feb. 26, 2015
- Remarks at the 2015 Unite IE Conservative Conference- Feb. 21, 2015
- Remarks at the Iowa Freedom Summit - Jan. 24, 2015
- The Messenger and the Message: Getting it Right- November 3, 2014
- Fiorina-Boxer Senatorial Debate - Sept. 1, 2010
- Senate Primary Victory Speech- June 8, 2010
- Weekly Republican Address - Dec. 5, 2009
- Tough Choices: Women, Leadership and Power - Nov. 17, 2008
- Remarks at the 2008 Republican National Convention - Sept. 3, 2008
- Technology, Business and Our Way of Life: What's Next - September 26, 2001
- Commencement Address at Stanford University - June 17, 2001
- Commencement Address to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - June 2, 2000
- Stand with Me- Feb. 9, 2016
- That is why I'm running for President. It is time to take our country back- Jan. 21, 2016
- It is time to take our country back - Jan. 11, 2016
- Faces- Sept. 14, 2015
- Desperate- October 13, 2014
- Crushed - Oct. 24, 2010
- Bickering - Oct. 19, 2010
- Sir - Sept. 22, 2010
- Safe - June 2, 2010
- Demon Sheep - Feb. 4, 2010