Carly Fiorina is considered one of the most powerful women in business. Her career started at age 25 when she took a job as a sales representative at AT&T.
By age 35, she was leading AT&T’s spin-off, Lucent. Her role as one of the most influential women in business was cemented when she was appointed chairwoman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard in 1999, becoming the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company. With Fiorina at the helm, HP saw immense growth and the company even prevailed through the collapse of the dot com bubble. After her resignation from HP, Fiorina turned her eye to politics, serving as an advisor to Senator John McCain and running in the 2010 California senate election. Today, she is the founder of the One Woman
Initiative and now serves as chairwoman of Good360, the world’s largest product philanthropy organization.
Fiorina says that women only make up 16% of all company board officers and that men perceive women as risks who are “pushy”, while their male counterparts are viewed as “assertive and decisive.”
Carly Fiorina joins Full Frame’s Mike Walter to discuss whether things have really changed for women in the workplace in recent years.