Carly Fiorina was born in Austin Texas. Fiorina dropped out of law school to become an AT&T sales representative. She quickly moved up the company ladder to become the first female officer in the Network Systems department.
In 1999, Hewlett-Packard saw her astonishing ability to manage growth in the rapidly changing technology industry and asked her to replace retiring company president and CEO Lewis Platt. She holds the unique distinction of being the first woman to take the lead at a Fortune 100 company.
In addition to that, Fiorina is also a board member of Kellogg Co. and Merck & Co. Furthermore, she also serves as a member of the U.S. China Board of Trade.