Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina

Formal First Name
Cara (Carly)
9/6/1954 - present

Carly Fiorina served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005, making her the first woman ever to lead a Fortune 50 company. Under her leadership, the company's revenue grew, innovation tripled, growth quadrupled, and HP became the 11th largest company in the United States. She set the stage for Hewlett-Packard to become the world’s first $100 billion technology company. Known as one of the most prominent business leaders worldwide, Fiorina is a passionate advocate for problem-solving, innovation, and effective leadership.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Fiorina is the Founder and Chairman of Unlocking Potential, a non-profit organization that supports local leaders who are solving problems in their communities and places of work.
  • She sits on the New York Stock Exchange's executive board.
  • She also serves on the board of the World Economic Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • She has previously served on the boards of Cisco Systems, Kellogg Company, and Merck & Company.
  • The White House appointed her to the U.S. Space Commission to advise it on the nation's Space science agenda a agenda a agenda a agenda a agenda a agenda a agenda a agenda a agenda a agenda a agenda a agenda a agenda a agenda a agenda and contribute a broad range of high-tech expertise.
  • Her keynotes outline tools and strategies that facilitate growth, teamwork, and effective problem-solving.
  • She has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.


  • 2001 Honorary Fellow of the London Business School
  • 2002 Appeal of Conscience Award 
  • 2003 Concern Worldwide "Seeds of Hope" Award
  • 2004 Leadership Award by The Private Sector Council
  • “The Most Powerful Woman in Business” by FOR” by FOR” by FOR” by FOR” by FOR” by FOR” by FORTUNE magazine