The 2014 National Meeting Luncheon Keynote was delivered by Carly Fiorina, the Chair of Good360, and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Company. She was introduced by Steven B. Klinsky, President & CEO of New Mountain Capital.
Carly Fiorina worked her way through undergraduate and graduate school and began her business career as a secretary for a small business. She became the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company, serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005. She was named Fortune’s Most powerful Woman in Business for six consecutive years. During her tenure at HP, Carly led the reinvention of this 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.
From 2012 to 2015, she served as Chairman of Good360, the world’s largest product philanthropy organization. She also is an outspoken advocate for leveraging women as a resource to solve our most pressing problems. She is the founder of the One Woman Initiative and now serves as a Global Ambassador for Opportunity International. Carly is politically active and encourages others to be the same. In addition to running for President during the 2016 election cycle, she ran for the Senate in 2010, and has served as Victory Chair for John McCain and a co-chair for Mitt Romney. She is also engaged in national policy formulation, serving as a Senior Advisor for the Center of Strategic and International Studies where she is also a Co-Chair for US Leadership in Development.
Please watch all of Carly Fiorina's address here: