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Ms. Carleton "Carly" S. Fiorina

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Third-Party Descriptions

November 2010: "Although Whitman shattered all previous records, she was hardly alone. Other rich losers this year included former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, who gave or loaned her Connecticut Senate campaign $47 million; former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina, who tapped into personal accounts for $5.5 million; and GOP businessman John Raese, who used $4.7 million of his own money in losing the Senate race in West Virginia."

June 2010: "Meanwhile, Carly Fiorina, a fellow former C.E.O., snagged the party’s Senate nomination by spending several million dollars of her fortune on last-minute ads. She was running against a well-thought-of former elected official who wasn’t particularly wealthy and was crushed, crushed, crushed. (Whitman, on the other hand, was running against another richie, who simply made the mistake of thinking $25 million would be enough to seal the deal.)"
May 2002: Female chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard 1999-?.


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Organization Executive (past or present) AT&T Organization
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) Organization
Organization Executive (past or present) Lucent Technologies Organization
Member of (past or present) Republican Party (U.S.) / Republican National Committee Organization Nov 5, 2010
Opponent (past or present) Sen. Barbara Boxer Person Nov 5, 2010
Opponent (past or present) Donald J. Trump Person Jun 13, 2016

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Nov 05, 2010 Money doesn't buy many wins for self-funded candidates

QUOTE: Tuesday's midterms featured an unusually large crop of moguls who sought to ease their way into power by pouring millions of their own dollars into their campaigns. In most cases, they failed spectacularly.

Washington Post
Jul 01, 2010 The ignominious fall of Dell: Dell may never recover from the revelation that it sold faulty PCs -- and then blamed its customers

QUOTE: what we've learned about Dell recently doesn't qualify as an understandable mistake. Only a rotten company sells defective computers and lies about it.

Jun 09, 2010 Rise of the Richies

QUOTE: For career politicians, the worst nightmare would be a businessperson from the real world with a billion dollars and an open checkbook. Freddy Krueger is Michael Bloomberg.

New York Times
Apr 16, 2010 Out of the Loop in Silicon Valley

QUOTE: Though many people say that outright sexism is rare in the tech world these days, the barriers that Ms. Fleming encountered aren’t unusual....Women own 40 percent of the private businesses in the United States, according to the Center for Women’s Business Research. But they create only 8 percent of the venture-backed tech start-ups...

New York Times
Sep 14, 2006 HP board flap raises wider privacy issues: This week's top-level spying spat hits on a legal gray area.

QUOTE: Security firms hired by Hewlett-Packard had apparently used a dubious technique known as "pre-texting" - posing under false pretenses to obtain phone records of board members and news reporters

Christian Science Monitor
Sep 07, 2006 A Board in Need of an Emily Post

QUOTE: The talk yesterday among advisers to corporate America was this: Should what happens in the boardroom stay in the boardroom?...experts argued there could be times and places when there might be some justification for nonfinancial information to be leaked to the news media, including times when the board is struggling with a strong, imperialistic chief executive.

New York Times
Sep 06, 2006 H.P. Director May Lose Seat to News Leaks

QUOTE: Hewlett-Packard’s chairwoman ordered monitoring of its directors’ phones to determine the source of news leaks, prompting a furor in which one director quit and another rebuffed efforts to oust him...the confrontation within the board unfolded this year after an internal report identified George A. Keyworth II, the company’s longest-serving director, as a source of disclosures.

New York Times
Jan 27, 2003 Few women hold top executive jobs, even when CEOs are female

QUOTE: the extreme top of Fortune 500 companies, where salaries and bonuses swirl above $500,000 a year and from where the next wave of CEOs is surging, women remain scarce...[this] might be explained in part by lingering gender bias in Corporate America.

Jul 17, 2002 What If Carly Were a Man?

QUOTE: ...gender issues can ever so quietly slip into the picture -- even as men insist that it's all about business.

Fast Company
May 01, 2002 Suit Against Hewlett Deal Is Dismissed

QUOTE: ...clear questions about the integrity of the internal ethical wall that purportedly separates Deutsche Bank's asset management division from its commercial division."

New York Times