Carly is a true leader and a seasoned problem‐solver. She is a
passionate, articulate advocate for entrepreneurship, innovation, and effective
leadership. She started out as a secretary for a small real-estate business and
eventually became the first woman ever to lead a Fortune 50 company. In 1999,
during the worst technology recession in twenty-five years, Carly was recruited
to lead HP. As she refocused the company on innovation and market leadership,
revenues grew, innovation tripled, growth quadrupled, and HP grew to become the
eleventh largest company in the US.