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'''Cara Carleton''' "'''Carly'''" '''Fiorina''' (née '''Sneed'''; born September 6, 1954) is an American businesswoman. Fiorina is known primarily for her tenure as [[wikipedia:Chief_Executive_Officer|Chief Executive Officer]] (CEO) of [[wikipedia:Hewlett-Packard|Hewlett-Packard]] (HP) and as Chair of the philanthropic organization [[wikipedia:Good360|Good360]]. She ran for the [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican Party]]'s nomination of [[President of the United States]] in 2016. In March 2016, Fiorina endorsed [[Ted Cruz]] for the nomination. On April 27, 2016, Cruz named Fiorina as his running mate. On May 3, 2016, Cruz dropped out of the race. On December 19, 2016, after Trump's victory in the [[wikipedia:United_States_presidential_election,_2016|election]], the [[wikipedia:Electoral_College_(United_States)|Electoral College]] convened; Fiorina received one electoral vote for [[wikipedia:Vice_President_of_the_United_States|Vice President of the United States]].<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-wins-enough-electoral-votes-to-become-president-1482187075|title=Donald Trump Wins Enough Electoral Votes to Become President|last=Tau|first=Byron|date=2016-12-20|newspaper=Wall Street Journal|access-date=2017-05-17|issn=0099-9660}}</ref>
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'''Carly Fiorina''' (born September 6, 1954) was president and chief executive officer of [[Hewlett-Packard]] Company from 1999 to 2005.
  
==Early life==
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==Education==
Fiorina was born in [[Austin, Texas]]. Her parents were [[Joseph Tyree Sneed, III]] and Madelon Montross. She studied at [[Stanford University]], at the [[University of Maryland]], and at the [[Massachusetts Institute of Technology]].  
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She is a graduate of [[Stanford University]] and holds a master of science degree from [[MIT]]'s Sloan School.
  
Fiorina was raised [[Episcopalian]].<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/04/carly-fiorina-faith_n_7205738.html|title=5 Faith Facts About Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina: ‘What You Make Of Yourself Is Your Gift To God'|last=Service|first=Religion News|date=2015-05-04|newspaper=Huffington Post|access-date=2017-05-17|language=en-US}}</ref>
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==Business career==
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She held senior leadership positions at [[AT&T]] and [[Lucent Technologies]] for nearly 20 years. She was the CEO of Hewlitt-Packard for five years. She merged it with Compaq spun off the R&D component into Agilent, laying off tens of thousands of highly skilled American workers in the process. She commoditized the "Grey Lady of Silicon Valley" and simply labeling herself with a euphemism as some agent of "change".<ref>http://www.ft.com/cms/s/1/a7ec1ef2-1d44-11d9-abbf-00000e2511c8.html?ft_site=falcon&desktop=true#axzz4Yi1HBiNu</ref> ''[[Fortune]]'' magazine ranked her the most powerful woman in American business <ref>http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1998/10/12/249284/index.htm</ref> and ''[[Time magazine|Time]]'' listed her as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world.<ref>http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2005/time100-0413.html</ref> She was highly compensated and is, as of 2017, estimated to be worth $60 million.<ref>http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-businessmen/ceos/carly-fiorina-net-worth/</ref>
  
==Career==
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Fiorina was succeeded by Meg Whitman who further broke up the Lady.
In 2002, Fiorina undertook the biggest high-tech merger in history with rival computer company [[Compaq]], which made [[Hewlett-Packard|HP]] the world's largest personal computer manufacturer.<ref>Bagley, Constance.  ''[https://books.google.com/books?id=WjVBBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA599&lpg=PA599 Managers and the Legal Environment: Strategies for the 21st Century]'', p. 599 (Cengage Learning 2015).</ref><ref>{{cite web |publisher=CRN |url=http://www.crn.com/news/mobility/231601009/the-hp-compaq-merger-partners-reflect-10-years-later.htm| title=The HP-Compaq Merger: Partners Reflect 10 Years Later |first=Rob |last=Wright|date=September 8, 2011|accessdate=May 9, 2015}}</ref>
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Fiorina performed unpaid service on the [[Defense Business Board]], which looked at staffing issues, among others, at [[The Pentagon]].<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://www.wsj.com/articles/carly-fiorina-im-running-for-president-1430739879|title=Fiorina’s Time at H-P Gets a Close Look|last=Williamson|first=Elizabeth|date=2015-05-05|newspaper=Wall Street Journal|access-date=2017-05-17|issn=0099-9660}}</ref>
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==Political career==
 
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Carly Fiorina has [[conservative]] [[Republican]] leanings, though she has shown an unusual amount of sympathy for the [[pro-choice]] movement.<ref>http://www.lifenews.com/state4377.html</ref> She actively supported [[John McCain]] and [[Mitt Romney]] for president in 2008 and 2012, respectively. She was the failed Republican candidate for the United States Senate from California in the election of 2010 but lost to incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer. On May 4, 2015, Fiorina formally launched a campaign for the Republican nomination for president of the United States in the [[2016 presidential election|2016 election]]which was also a failure.<ref>http://www.wsj.com/articles/carly-fiorina-im-running-for-president-1430739879</ref>
Fiorina spent two years leading the [[Central Intelligence Agency]]'s External Advisory Board, from 2007 to 2009,<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://www.wsj.com/articles/carly-fiorina-im-running-for-president-1430739879|title=Fiorina’s Time at H-P Gets a Close Look|last=Williamson|first=Elizabeth|date=2015-05-05|newspaper=Wall Street Journal|access-date=2017-05-17|issn=0099-9660}}</ref> and became chair of that board,<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417938/ceo-and-cia-jim-geraghty|title=The CEO and the CIA|newspaper=National Review|access-date=2017-05-17|language=en}}</ref> when the board was first created in 2007 by then-CIA director [[Michael Hayden (general)|Michael Hayden]] during the [[Presidency of George W. Bush|George W. Bush administration]].<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.thedailybeast.com/carly-fiorina-is-getting-a-cpac-upgrade|title=Carly Fiorina Is Getting a CPAC Upgrade|last=Jackie Kucinich|date=2017-01-30|website=The Daily Beast|accessdate=2017-05-17}}</ref>
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After resigning as [[CEO]] of HP, Fiorina served on the boards of several organizations and as an advisor to [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican]] [[John McCain]]'s [[John McCain presidential campaign, 2008|2008 presidential campaign]]. She won a three-way race for the Republican nomination for the [[United States Senate]] from California [[United States Senate election in California, 2010|in 2010]] but lost the general election to incumbent [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic]] Senator [[Barbara Boxer]].<ref>{{cite news|last=McKinley|first=Jesse|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/03/us/politics/03calif.html|title=In California, Boxer Wins Senate Race, and Brown Is Leading for Governor|date=November 3, 2010|publisher=The New York Times|accessdate=November 3, 2010}}</ref>
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== U.S. Senate candidacy for California, 2010 ==
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On November 4, 2009, Fiorina formally announced her candidacy in the [[wikipedia:United_States_Senate_election_in_California,_2010|2010 Senate election]] in a bid to unseat incumbent Democrat [[wikipedia:Barbara_Boxer|Barbara Boxer]].<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://www.cbsnews.com/news/carly-fiorina-announces-calif-senate-run/|title=Carly Fiorina Announces Calif. Senate Run|access-date=2017-05-17|language=en}}</ref>
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On June 8, 2010, Fiorina won the Republican primary election for the Senate with over 50 percent of the vote, beating [[wikipedia:Tom_Campbell_(California_politician)|Tom Campbell]] and State Assemblyman [[wikipedia:Chuck_DeVore|Chuck DeVore]].<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fiorina-wins-gop-senate-primary-in-california/|title=Fiorina Wins GOP Senate Primary in California|access-date=2017-05-17|language=en}}</ref>
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On November 4, 2010, Boxer won the general election with 52.2% to Fiorina's 42.2%, a comfortable margin due to heavy turnout among Democrats especially in [[wikipedia:LA|LA]].<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.nytimes.com/elections/2010/results/california.html|title=California - Election Results 2010 - The New York Times|website=www.nytimes.com|language=en|accessdate=2017-05-17}}</ref><ref>{{Cite news|url=http://articles.latimes.com/2010/nov/04/local/la-me-1104-senate-20101104|title=Barbara Boxer overcame several hurdles to defeat Carly Fiorina in Senate race|last=Reston|first=Maeve|date=2010-11-04|newspaper=Los Angeles Times|access-date=2017-05-17|language=en-US|issn=0458-3035}}</ref><ref>{{Cite news|url=http://www.cbsnews.com/news/california-election-results-how-barbara-boxer-bucked-a-national-trend-by-beating-carly-fiorina/|title=California Election Results: How Barbara Boxer Bucked a National Trend by Beating Carly Fiorina|access-date=2017-05-17|language=en}}</ref>
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==2016 presidential campaign==
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{{main|Carly Fiorina presidential campaign, 2016}}
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In May 2015, Fiorina announced she was running for President.<ref>{{cite web|title=Carly Fiorina is Running for President|publisher=Politico|url=http://www.politico.com/2015/05/carly-fiorina-2016-presidential-bid-117593.html|accessdate=May 5, 2015}}</ref> She withdrew on February 10, 2016.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/10/politics/carly-fiorina-drops-out-suspends-campaign/|title=Carl Fiorina Ends Presidential Bid|publisher=CNN.com|accessdate=February 13, 2016}}</ref>
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==Personal life==
 
==Personal life==
Fiorina was married to Todd Bartlem from 1977 until they divorced in 1984. Then, she married Frank Fiorina in 1985.
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On February 20, 2009, Fiorina was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent surgery at Stanford Hospital on March 2, 2009, followed by chemotherapy, which caused her to lose her hair, and radiation therapy. She seems to have made a full recovery.<ref>http://www.cnet.com/news/carly-fiorina-treated-for-breast-cancer/</ref>
 
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Fiorina is a [[Christian]] who believes that everyone is "equal in the eyes of [[God]]."<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.christianpost.com/news/interview-potential-gop-presidential-candidate-carly-fiorina-talks-abortion-common-core-gay-marriage-and-her-christian-faith-133652/|title=Interview: Potential GOP Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina Talks Abortion, Common Core, Gay Marriage and Her Christian Faith|website=www.christianpost.com|language=en|accessdate=2017-05-17}}</ref>
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==References==
 
==References==
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==Other websites==
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{{Commons category|Carly Fiorina}}
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{{Wikiquote|Carly Fiorina}}
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*[https://carlyfiorina.com/ Carly Fiorina] - official website
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*[https://citizencarly.com/ Citizen Carly Short Film]
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*[https://fromsecretarytoceo.com/ From Secretary to CEO]
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==External links==
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*[http://www.carlyfiorina.com/ Carly Fiorina Enterprises]
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*[https://carlyforpresident.com Carly Fiorina 2016 campaign website]
  
 
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Revision as of 01:15, 10 June 2017

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Carly Fiorina (born September 6, 1954) was president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Company from 1999 to 2005.

Education

She is a graduate of Stanford University and holds a master of science degree from MIT's Sloan School.

Business career

She held senior leadership positions at AT&T and Lucent Technologies for nearly 20 years. She was the CEO of Hewlitt-Packard for five years. She merged it with Compaq spun off the R&D component into Agilent, laying off tens of thousands of highly skilled American workers in the process. She commoditized the "Grey Lady of Silicon Valley" and simply labeling herself with a euphemism as some agent of "change".[1] Fortune magazine ranked her the most powerful woman in American business [2] and Time listed her as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world.[3] She was highly compensated and is, as of 2017, estimated to be worth $60 million.[4]

Fiorina was succeeded by Meg Whitman who further broke up the Lady.

Political career

Carly Fiorina has conservative Republican leanings, though she has shown an unusual amount of sympathy for the pro-choice movement.[5] She actively supported John McCain and Mitt Romney for president in 2008 and 2012, respectively. She was the failed Republican candidate for the United States Senate from California in the election of 2010 but lost to incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer. On May 4, 2015, Fiorina formally launched a campaign for the Republican nomination for president of the United States in the 2016 electionwhich was also a failure.[6]

Personal life

On February 20, 2009, Fiorina was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent surgery at Stanford Hospital on March 2, 2009, followed by chemotherapy, which caused her to lose her hair, and radiation therapy. She seems to have made a full recovery.[7]

References

  1. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/1/a7ec1ef2-1d44-11d9-abbf-00000e2511c8.html?ft_site=falcon&desktop=true#axzz4Yi1HBiNu
  2. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1998/10/12/249284/index.htm
  3. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2005/time100-0413.html
  4. http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-businessmen/ceos/carly-fiorina-net-worth/
  5. http://www.lifenews.com/state4377.html
  6. http://www.wsj.com/articles/carly-fiorina-im-running-for-president-1430739879
  7. http://www.cnet.com/news/carly-fiorina-treated-for-breast-cancer/

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