She is currently at work on a book about her career and her
views on such issues as what constitutes a leader, how women
can thrive in business and the role technology will continue
to play in reshaping our world. The book will be published
by the Portfolio imprint at Penguin Group and will be released
in the fall of 2006.
Throughout an extraordinary career in business, Carly Fiorina
has successfully blazed new trails, taken risks and defied
the odds. As the former chairman and chief executive officer
of global technology solutions provider Hewlett-Packard, she
brought all of her skills to bear to write a new chapter in
the life of a historic company.
After joining HP in July 1999, Fiorina led the reinvention
of the company many associate with the birth of Silicon Valley,
returning HP to its roots of innovation and inventiveness.
Fiorina successfully led HP's controversial merger with Compaq
Computer Corp., now recognised as the most successful high-tech
merger in history.
After HP's more than six decades of corporate stewardship,
and during a period when corporations make up 51 of the 100
largest economies in the world, Fiorina called for a new era
of leadership, one in which corporate leaders have an opportunity
to redefine the role of the corporation, to use profit engines
to raise the capabilities, extend the hopes, and extinguish
despair of people across the globe.
Prior to joining HP, Fiorina spent nearly 20 years at AT&T
and Lucent Technologies, where she held a number of senior
leadership positions and directed Lucent's initial public
offering and subsequent spin-off from AT&T.
Fiorina has previously served on the boards of Cisco Systems,
Kellogg Company and Merck & Company. She currently serves
on the boards of Revolution Healthcare Group and MIT Corporation
Board of Trustees.
||Appointed to the US Space
Commission by the White House in 2004
||The Private Sector Council
honoured Fiorina with its 2004 Leadership Award for her
contributions to improving the business of government
||In 2003 she received the Concern
Worldwide "Seeds of Hope" Award in recognition
of her worldwide efforts to make global citizenship a
priority for business
||Honoured with the Appeal of
Conscience Award in 2002
||Fiorina was named an honorary
fellow of the London Business School in July 200