Carly Fiorina

Former CEO, Hewlett Packard

Carly Fiorina served as the CEO at Hewlett Packard until 2005, and masterminded one of the largest technology mergers in the industry‚Äôs history by acquiring Compaq Computers for $19billion. Previously, she was an executive at AT&T and its equipment technology spin-off, Lucent. By 1998, when Fortune dubbed her the most powerful woman in business, Fiorina was president of Lucent’s Global Service Provider division, the company’s core business unit. In 2008, Fiorina served as an advisor to Republican Presidential Candidate John Mccain. She has been named in prestigious publications such as Forbes and Time Magazine as amongst the most powerful women in business. Fiorina received her BA from UCLA.