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[Editor's Note: On Wednesday Feb. 10, 2016, Carly Fiorina announced the suspension of her presidential campaign in a Facebook post. She stated that "This campaign was always about citizenship—taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected. Election after election, the same empty promises are made and the same poll-tested stump speeches are given, but nothing changes. I've said throughout this campaign that I will not sit down and be quiet. I'm not going to start now. While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them."]

Republican Presidential Candidate
Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard

Full Name: Cara Carleton Sneed Fiorina
Birthdate: Sep. 6, 1954
Birthplace: Austin, Texas
Marital Status: Married
Children: Two (step-daughters)
Religion: Raised Episcopalian

  • CEO, Carly Fiorina Enterprises
  • Chair, American Conservative Union Foundation
  • Chair, Opportunity International
  • Chair, Good360
  • Candidate, US Senate (California), 2010
  • Former commentator, Fox Business Network
  • Chair, CIA External Advisory Board, 2007-2009
  • CEO, Hewlett-Packard, 1999-2005
  • Group President, Lucent Global Service, 1997-1999
  • President of Consumer Products, Lucent Technologies, 1996-1997
  • Head of North American operations, AT&T, 1995-1996
  • Senior Vice President, AT&T, 1990-1995
  • Account executive, AT&T, 1980

  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989
  • MBA, University of Maryland at College Park, 1980
  • BA, Medieval History and Philosophy, Stanford University, 1976
  • Attended UCLA law school for one semester

Affiliations and Awards:
  • Recipient, Women's Leadership Award, Opportunity International, 2013
  • Recipient, Seeds Of Hope award, Concern Worldwide, 2003
  • Named the "Most Powerful Women in American Business,” Fortune magazine, 1998-2003
  • Board member, New York Stock Exchange
  • Board member, Kellogg
  • Board member, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, 2006-2009
  • Board member, Merck, 1999-2000


  • Rising to the Challenge: My Leadership Journey, 2015
  • Tough Choices, 2007

  • First woman to head a Fortune 20 company and a company in the Dow Jones Industrial Average

Contact Information:
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