Carly Fiorina on Marissa, Sheryl, and Women in Tech

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, speaks at the 2012 Bloomberg Washington Summit Photograph by Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

Before Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg became the faces of female leadership in Silicon Valley, there was Carly Fiorina. She stepped into the CEO job at Hewlett-Packard in 1999, the first woman to run a Fortune 20 company. Fiorina famously declared that there was no glass ceiling. By 2005, when she was pushed out after a rocky tenure, Fiorina had a very different view. She’s since penned a memoir, ran for U.S. Senator from California, and launched the One Woman Initiative to empower women in the Muslim world.

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