By: Leslie Shedd, CARLY for America National Press Secretary
December 1, 2015
As we face global threats from terrorist organizations like ISIS and al Qaeda, it is imperative that we have a Commander-in-Chief who not only has national security experience but who also truly understands the global economy – and that person is Carly Fiorina. In addition to her work with the Central Intelligence Agency and advising the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the National Security Administration, Carly also has first-hand experience with the global economy, both because of her work at Hewlett-Packard and because of her leadership of nonprofit organizations after HP.
And that is exactly the kind of experience we need our next president to have if we are going to keep our country safe and get America back in the leadership business again.
While Carly served as CEO of HP…
FACT: Under Carly’s leadership, HP grew from operating in 120 countries in 1999 when Carly came on board to 170 countries in 2005 when Carly left.
FACT: The General Assembly of the United Nations was made up of 191 Member States in 2005, which would mean HP was operating in 89% of the world.
FACT: While CEO, Carly helped HP expand into some of the poorest countries and regions in the world, both expanding HP’s bottom line and bringing life-changing technology to people who truly need it most. One example: HP was able to expand into rural India via public-private partnerships to bring a camera and printer to poor women to use to create a business for themselves. The project was very successful and helped to alleviate poverty in rural India.
Economist Thomas Friedman in 2004: “HP today has well over 150,000 employees in at least 170 countries. It is not only the largest consumer technology company in the world; it is the largest IT company in Europe, the largest IT company in Russia, the largest IT company in the Middle East, and the largest IT company in South Africa.”
Former CIA Director Michael Hayden: “I would offer you the view that the chief executive officer from Hewlett-Packard has plenty of opportunity to immerse herself in the broader questions of diplomacy, global commerce and global issues. In fact, one might make the argument that that’s as good a preparation as any.”
After leaving HP…
FACT: Carly served as the Global Chairman of Opportunity International, one of the largest nonprofit micro-finance lenders in the world.
FACT: Through loans as little as $150, Opportunity International has distributed over $9 billion through 30 million loans and has created 10 million jobs.
FACT: Opportunity International operates in 28 countries and 94% of its microloans go to women.
FACT: Carly served as the Chairman of Good360, a global nonprofit that has distributed more than $8 billion in donated goods to more than 40,000 nonprofits.
FACT: As Chairman of Good360, Carly worked to motivate American companies to help combat the Ebola virus in West Africa in 2014.
Delaware Business Daily: “In 2014 alone, Good360 distributed four million diapers, 10,000 mattresses and 8,000 cartons of clothing, shoes and accessories to hundreds of thousands of people – a fraction of what the organization does each year.”