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Chairman and CEO, Hewlett-Packard (1999-2005); First Woman to Lead a Fortune 20 Company; Featured Contributor, CNBC; Chair, Good360

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Leader extraordinaire known for building HP into the largest technology company in the world; she became one of America's most visible and influential corporate leaders and one of the world's most distinguished business innovators. She is a thought-leader known for results.

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Can Carly Fiorina Capitalize On Presidential Debate Buzz?

Carly Fiorina: Debate Performance (Round 2)

Buckley Program Lecture Series 11/5/13 Carly Fiorina

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Few could have predicted that Carly Fiorina would become one of America's most visible and influential corporate leaders as well as one of the world's most distinguished business innovators. She is a prominent thought-leader, best-selling author and top policy advisor to both the private and public sectors. A self-made woman, Carly started her business career as a secretary and went on to become the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company.

Carly served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) from 1999 to 2005, leading the reinvention of the legendary company, tripling its rate of innovation, achieving market leadership, transforming its cost structure and accelerating growth. Despite controversy and opposition, she successfully acquired and integrated Compaq Computer, in what is now seen as the most successful high-tech merger in history. Under her leadership, HP doubled in revenues to $88 Billion and generated 11 patents a day, with significantly improved profitability and cash flow. HP became a leader in every product category and market segment in which it competed.

Currently, Carly is a highly-sought business and political commentator, speaker and strategic counsel to companies and governments worldwide. She is also the first-ever civilian Vice Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, supporting Senate candidates dedicated to enabling private sector growth, innovation and competitiveness.

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    I Worked With Carly Fiorina And Her Critics Are Dead Wrong

    (Fortune) - An exec who worked with the GOP candidate at AT&T and Lucent defends Fiorina’s leadership and business record.

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    Poll: Fiorina Rockets To No. 2 Behind Trump In GOP Field

    (CNN) - Carly Fiorina shot into second place in the Republican presidential field on the heels of another strong debate performance, and Donald Trump has lost some support, a new national CNN/ORC poll shows.

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    Carly Fiorina Dominates The GOP Debate—and Puts Donald Trump In His Place

    The former Hewlett-Packard CEO not only drew bouts of applause during the US Republican debate Wednesday over her stances on foreign policy and defunding Planned Parenthood, but she also took the wind out of Donald Trump.

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    Carly Fiorina's Debate Performance Highlights (Round 2)

    (CNN) - Debate Highlights from Republican Presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina in Debate Night Round Two from the Reagan Library.

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    Carly Fiorina Takes On Foreign Policy

    (Washington Examiner) - Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has been doing her homework, and revealed her foreign policy chops Thursday night in an interview with conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt.

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    Fiorina: 'China Is A Rising Adversary'

    (The Hill) - GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said on Friday that America must display more backbone with China.

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    Carly Fiorina: Democrats' Virginia Shooting Response Is 'Disappointing'

    (National Journal) - The GOP presidential candidate addressed the tragedy in her home state Thursday.

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    Fiorina: U.S. In ‘strong Position’ With China

    While on a four-day swing through Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said America is in “a very strong position” when it comes to dealing with China.

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    Carly Fiorina Says America Needs A Businesslike Approach, Not More Politics

    For too long, she says, America has relied on the “political class” to fix long-term problems such as illegal immigration and the inefficiencies in the Department of Veterans Affairs. And for too long, she says, they have failed.

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    Carly Fiorina: Raising The Minimum Wage Will Lead To 'Less Opportunity'

    (National Journal) - The first question Fiorina fielded was about the minimum wage, and how she thinks raising the wage would affect the U.S. economy. Fiorina, a former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, answered as she had before, but included an interesting argument against raising the wage.

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    75%: The Most Important Number In American Politics

    (The Washington Times) - One number may explain what is happening in both the Republican and Democratic primary races: 75 percent. This number is stunning, frightening, and will likely lead to huge changes in the next few years.

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    Carly Fiorina Rises Up Toward Republicans’ Glass Ceiling After Strong Debate Showing

    For years, a question lingering over the Republican Party has been whether it was ready for a woman to lead the ticket in a presidential election. Now some are wondering whether Carly Fiorina could be the one to punch through the glass ceiling...

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    Can Carly Fiorina Capitalize On Presidential Debate Buzz?

    Republican candidate for president and former HP executive, Carly Fiorina sits down with Chris Wallace and discusses debate performance on 'Fox News Sunday.'

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    When Carly Fiorina outlines her vision for America, the presidential candidate uses a language in which she is fluent. She talks about "potential" and "entrepreneurship."

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    Carly Fiorina Answers Questions About President's Policies

    (Newton Daily News) - During a meet and greet session at Bridgehouse Coffee in Newton on Saturday, Republican candidate Carly Fiorina didn't hold back about her views on President Barack Obama's policies regarding immigration and healthcare.

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    Carly Fiorina: Technology Can Help People Use ‘God-Given Gifts’ To Fulfill Their Potential

    (The Daily Signal) - Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina spoke at a local Maid-Rite here on Thursday; saying technology is a tool than can be used “to re-engage citizens in the process of their government.”

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    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina delivered a speech to the members of Peace Through Business — an international training and leadership program for women.

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    Carly Fiorina: U.S. Broke Every Rule In Iran Negotiations

    (CBS) - Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina criticized the freshly inked nuclear deal with Iran, saying in a "CBS This Morning" interview, "There is a lot of reason to be suspicious here."

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    One-on-One With Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina

    The 2016 GOP candidate and former head of Hewlett-Packard is interviewed on "This Week."

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    Carly Fiorina: America’s Corporate Tax Rate Is ‘Self-Defeating’

    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina believes the United States’ high corporate tax rate damages the country’s ability to compete in a global market.

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    Carly Fiorina Gaining Traction In A Crowded GOP Field

    She can take on Hillary and crowds are responding to Carly Fiorina's straightforward message and clarity of thought.

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    Carly Fiorina Supporters Hope Silicon Valley Background Will Help Her Stay In Race

    (Fox News) - Technically, Carly Fiorina is seven years younger than Hillary Clinton.  Technologically, Fiorina's supporters say, they are a century apart.

    Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard, hopes her Silicon Valley background will make her stand out among the ever-growing list of Republican presidential candidates, and that her 21st century technology chops will make her the logical choice in a one-on-one matchup against Clinton next year.

    "Carly Fiorina brings with her to this contest a series of secret weapons that, if ever given an opportunity to be operationalized, could make her candidacy very compelling,” said Tony Sayegh, a Republican campaign strategist and Fox News contributor who is not aligned with any candidate. 

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    Carly Fiorina, And The Conservative Case For Feminism

    (The Washington Post) - In a speech on the "state of women in America" Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina sought to reclaim "feminism," a word she said had been co-opted by the left.

    "The left has controlled this conversation," she said in a call with the media before the event. "They have defined the term 'feminism' and 'feminist' in a certain way. And I think it's important that we reclaim that term."

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    Meg Whitman: Don't Blame Carly Fiorina For Mass HP Layoffs

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Meg Whitman knows exactly how Carly Fiorina feels.

    Fiorina, a longshot 2016 Republican presidential candidate, has been sharply criticized for the job she did running Hewlett-Packard last decade. As HP CEO at the time, she presided over a plunging stock price and the layoff of about 30,000 workers.

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    Carly Fiorina Is A Great Communicator

    (National Review)Oklahoma City — A Republican activist approached Carly Fiorina after her speech at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference Saturday not just to pledge her support, but also to say that she hopes her daughter grows up to be like the longshot presidential candidate.

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    Carly Fiorina Was 'a Fireball' At The GOP Lincoln Dinner

    Republicans exulted in a smorgasbord of good choices in their 2016 presidential lineup, but former CEO Carly Fiorina seemed to steal the show at the Iowa GOP's Lincoln Dinner.

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    Carly Fiorina Talks Leadership, Innovation In Lansing

    LANSING — California businesswoman Carly Fiorina came to Michigan on Tuesday to talk about leadership with a crowd of more than 400 people at a Michigan Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

    It wasn't intended to be a campaign speech to tout her 2016 presidential aspirations, but the subject couldn't be ignored, especially since she announced her candidacy just last week.

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    Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina Delivers SNHU Commencement Speech

    MANCHESTER, N.H. —Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina gave a commencement speech at Southern New Hampshire University’s graduation ceremony Saturday morning, ending her two-day visit to the state.?

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    How Carly Fiorina Is Responding To Questions About Her HP Firing

    (The Washington Post) - Newly-minted GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Sunday forcefully pushed back on critiques of her tenure as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, saying the underlying reasons for her 2005 firing have been mischaracterized and touting her record at the company.

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    Carly Fiorina Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign

    Former technology CEO and respected Republican leader discusses why she is entering the race for the White House.

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    Fresh Off A (Rumored) Presidential Bid, Carly Fiorina Will Speak At Disrupt NY

    (Tech Crunch)The timing couldn’t be more interesting, actually. Earlier today The Wall Street Journal reported that the former Hewlett-Packard CEO will launch her presidential campaign on May 4th, which just happens to be the day before she joins TechCrunch at Disrupt NY, which takes place May 4-6.

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    Fiorina's Presidential Campaign To Launch May 4

    The key parts of her resume are a controversial seven-year tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a failed run in 2010 to unseat U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., in a campaign that included questions about a spotty past voting record. She also served as a campaign advisor for Sen. John McCain in his unsuccessful 2008 presidential run against Barack Obama.

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    Carly Fiorina, A Woman Of Accomplishment

    By Cal Thomas

    (Townhall) - When people speak of "the first woman president" they usually mean Hillary Clinton, who is expected to announce her candidacy soon.

    But there's another woman, a Republican, who will shortly vie for the top job. She is Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. The polls don't register much support for Fiorina, but if people listen to what she has to say, particularly about Hillary Clinton, that could change.

    In an interview, Fiorina told me that, unlike a male candidate, she could better take on Hillary Clinton: "No matter what that man says, she will play the gender card or the war on women card. She won't be able to do that with me."

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    Carly Fiorina: Environmentalists To Blame For 'Man-Made' Drought In California

    (The Huffington Post) WASHINGTON -- Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina on Monday blamed environmentalists for what she called a "man-made" drought in California, which has led to the state's first water restrictions.

    “With different policies over the last 20 years, all of this could be avoided,” Fiorina, a likely 2016 Republican presidential contender, said in an interview with radio host Glenn Beck. “Despite the fact that California has suffered from droughts for millennia, liberal environmentalists have prevented the building of a single new reservoir or a single new water conveyance system over decades during a period in which California’s population has doubled.”

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    Carly Fiorina Talks Women And Foreign Policy At D.C. Event

    By: Tessa Berenson

    (Time)The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard combined both Saturday afternoon at a luncheon in Washington, D.C., aimed at conservative women.

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    Carly Fiorina Shapes Herself As The Republican Foil To Hillary Clinton

    Carly Fiorina has recently taken on her boldest role yet: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s loudest critic.

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    90 Percent Chance I'm Running For President

    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said on Sunday that she will likely seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016.

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    Carly Fiorina Forms New Political Action Committee

    Supporters of former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced the establishment of a new super PAC Tuesday to support a possible GOP presidential candidacy by the former Senate candidate from California. The new organization, Carly For America, is designed to "build conservative support and help lay the groundwork for a potential presidential candidacy," said Steve DeMaura, the PAC's executive director.

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    Carly Fiorina To Keynote High Tech Entrepreneur Event

    Carly Fiorina, the chair of the Unlocking Potential Project, former chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, author, community change agent and...

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    Carly Fiorina: 'Seriously Considering' Presidential Race

    Carly Fiorina is not taking the idea of 2016 presidential campaign lightly.  In an interview, Carly states she is "seriously considering running."

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    Carly Fiorina Procures Supplies To Fight Ebola In Africa

    The former CEO of Hewlett Packard and onetime candidate for U.S. Senator from California, is now tackling a new role as the board chair of Good360, a nonprofit in Alexandria, Virginia. She is now spearheading the organization that has taken on the task of distributing donated goods to vetted charities, including disaster relief and humanitarian organizations across the globe. From hand soap to children's toys, there is no shortage of needed goods, and Fiorina is up for the task. She is recruiting her business contacts to get involved in the donations, and behind her leadership they are stepping up to the plate. 

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