Cara Carleton Fiorina is an American businesswoman and political figure. She was the first woman to lead a Top-20 company as ranked by Fortune Magazine. Fiorina ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate in 2010 and the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
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Cara Carleton \”Carly\” Fiorina is an American businesswoman and political figure. She was the first woman to lead a Top-20 company as ranked by Fortune Magazine. Fiorina ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate in 2010 and the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. She is mainly of English and German ancestry, and was raised Episcopalian. Fiorina’s father was a professor at the University of Texas School of Law, and her mother was an abstract painter. She attended Channing School, in London, and later attended five different high schools, including one in Ghana, graduating from Charles E. Jordan High School in Durham, North Carolina. She received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and medieval history at Stanford University, in 1976. In 1989 she obtained a Master of Science, in management, at the MIT Sloan School of Management, under the Sloan Fellows program. In 1995, Fiorina led corporate operations for Lucent Technologies, Inc., a spin-off from AT&T of its Western Electric and Bell Labs divisions into a new company. She played a key role in the 1996 initial public offering of Lucent chief executive Henry B. Schacht. Later in 1996, she was appointed president of Lu cent’s consumer sector. In 1998, Fiorina was named CEO of the 12th edition of Fortune magazine. In 2010, she won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in California, but lost the general election to incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer. Fiorina was for seven days the vice-presidential running mate of Ted Cruz until he suspended his campaign, setting the record for shortest vice presidential candidacy in modern U.
S. history. Her paternal great- great-great-grandfather, Joseph P. Sneed, was a Methodist minister and educator in Texas. She has a son, John, and a daughter, Carly, who lives in California with her husband, Mark. She also has a step-son and a son-in-law, Mark, who live in North Carolina with his wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters, Carly and Emily. She lives with husband Mark and their three children in San Diego, California, and has two step-daughters, Emily and Carly, with whom she has three step-grandchildren. Fiorina is married to former Hewlett-Packard chief executive officer, Mark Fiorina, who served as CEO of HP from 1999 to 2005. In 2002, Fiorina oversaw what was then the largest technology sector merger in history, in which HP acquired rival personal computer manufacturer, Compaq. The transaction made HP the world’s largest seller of personal computers. She resigned as CEO and chair following a boardroom disagreement in February 2005, and subsequently served as Chair of the philanthropic organization Good360. In 2008, Fiorina chaired a US$2.2 billion joint venture between Lucent and Royal Philips under the name Philips Consumer Communications under the brand name Consumer Communications. In 2009, she became the group president for the global service-provider business, overseeing marketing and sales for the company’s US$19 billion global service business.