What makes a Leader? Carly Fiorina will discuss the characteristics and practices of leadership drawn from her decades in the business, policy, and non-profit communities.
Carly Fiorina is a true leader and a seasoned problem‐solver. Her mission is to inspire, equip and connect individuals and teams to seize opportunities, face challenges, and accelerate impact in their communities. She knows that everyone has more potential than they realize, that those closest to the problem understand the problem best, and that leading to unlock the potential in others and actually solve problems can result in both progress and joy.
Carly shares her leadership experience and approach to problem-solving in a variety of ways. In addition to her regular speeches to students, businesses and non-profits, she is the founder and Chairman of Unlocking Potential, a non-profit organization that invests in human potential by supporting local leaders who are solving problems in their communities. She is also the host of By Example, an upcoming podcast that will feature leaders from various sectors and communities.
Carly’s experience spans from secretary to CEO, from public to private, and from for-profit to non-profit. She started out as a secretary for a 9-person real-estate business and eventually became the first woman ever to lead a Fortune 50 company. Under Carly’s leadership at HP, revenue grew, innovation tripled, growth quadrupled, and HP became the 11th largest company in the U.S.
After leaving HP, Carly focused her efforts on giving back. Prior to Unlocking Potential, she served as the Chairman of Good360, and as Chairman of Opportunity International.