A former CEO of HP is exploring a presidential bid
Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard who completely changed the information technology industry by bringing about the company’s merger with Compaq, is now laying the groundwork for an attempt at securing the Republican nomination in the 2016 United States presidential race, according to The Washington Post.
Fiorina is reportedly hoping to play heavily on her status as both the only female and the only CEO among the current potential Republican candidates. She ran against, and lost to, incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer in California’s 2010 US Senate race, so this isn’t her first time throwing her hat into the political ring.
However, aside from the failed attempt to become a senator, Fiorina has never held public office and doesn’t have anything in the way of obvious political qualifications, although he has been active in Republican fundraising circles. She even started her own super PAC targeted at encouraging female voters earlier this year, according to Ars Technica.