A problem solver, with
the track record to prove it.
In 1999, Hewlett-Packard asked Carly to be their new Chief Executive Officer. Carly was the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business.
Under Carly’s strong leadership, HP grew to become the 11th largest company in the United States.
Carly didn’t always make the most popular decisions at HP–but, time and time again, they would prove to be the right ones.
But even though her record as CEO speaks for itself, Carly faced headwinds from people who did not want to see HP change. They wanted to double-down on a flawed agenda that simply wasn’t sustainable against the new challenges of the 21st Century.
Our nation faces this very same problem today–where career politicians protect the current system that personally benefits them, but no longer works for the American people.
Our government is rigged in favor of powerful interests. The only way to reimagine our government is to reimagine who is running it
Principles over politics
In 2010, Carly took on one of Washington’s most entrenched liberals, Senator Barbara Boxer, from the deep blue state of California. Just two years before, President Obama received 61% of the vote in California. Carly knew that she faced an uphill fight in the race for the U.S. Senate.
On the campaign trail, people saw the real Carly: a strong leader who doesn’t act like a career politician. Rather than sugarcoat the problems facing California and the country as a whole, Carly told the truth and fiercely defended conservative principles–even when California liberals did not want to hear it.
During the hard-fought battle for votes and ideas, Carly was also battling breast cancer. At the same time, she and her husband Frank suffered a terrible tragedy when they lost their younger daughter, Lori. Throughout these difficult times, Frank and Carly were sustained by the redemptive power of their Christian faith and the strength of their family.
Since leaving HP, Carly has focused on giving back. She has served in a large number of advisory and policy-making positions for national and state governments. Carly has also led nonprofit organizations and charities that apply conservative principles to help people across America and the world.
Member of the CIA External Advisory Board: Carly was hand-selected to help address the biggest foreign policy crises facing our nation over the last decade. Her leadership, along with her top-secret security clearance, has given her intricate institutional knowledge of the challenges facing America ahead–and how to solve them.
Chairman of the American Conservative Union Foundation: Carly has led the legendary conservative group, founded by William F. Buckley. ACU Foundation makes nationwide headlines each year when it hosts CPAC, the largest annual gathering of conservative leaders and grassroots activists.
Chairman of Opportunity International: Under Carly’s leadership, Opportunity International–the premier global financial services organization for the poor–has helped lift millions out of poverty. Opportunity International has distributed more than $8 billion, with an average loan amount of $150, to help people improve their lives through hard work and entrepreneurship.
Chairman of Good360: Carly has also led Good360, the world’s largest product philanthropy organization. Good360 teams up with large and small companies worldwide to distribute excess merchandise to the people who need it. Good360 has been recognized as one of the most cost-efficient charities: a full 99.7% of all donations go directly to charitable recipients.