Fiorina heads the new PAC called the Unlocking Potentials program, a GOP initiative intended to draw more women to the party during the midterm elections and narrowing the gender gap.
[Fiorina will work to] develop and shape messaging on a wide range of issues that directly relate to independent female voters. . . We have studied the successful campaigns and movements that have applied targeted and personal grassroots efforts to stimulate positive action. They focus on real interactions; door-to-door and person-to-person contacts, and not just television advertising.
HP hires Fiorina as CEO although she has no experience in the computer industry. She says the company has plenty of computer people, she plans to focus more on the type of person who should be running the company.
Look, lack of computer expertise is not Hewlett-Packard’s problem. There are loads of people here who can provide that. I’ve demonstrated an ability to pick up quickly on the essence of what’s important. I know what I don’t know. And I know that our strengths are complementary. You have deep engineering prowess. I bring strategic vision, which HP needs.
Fiorina is first outsider named CEO and President of HP. Board Member:
She is quite simply the ideal candidate to leverage HP’s core strengths in the rapidly changing information-systems industry and to lead this great company well into the new millennium.