Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Carly Fiorina, said that her chances of running for presidency are over 90%.
During an interview with Fox News, Carly said that she will be pursuing the Republican presidential nomination. The former HP CEO plans on announcing her campaign in May or April. Fiorina had made previous attempts to venture into politics through a Senate bid in the year 2010. Her attempt was not successful as she lost to California’s Senator, Barbara Boxer.
Speaking in a CNN interview in February, she claimed that her chances of joining the political arena were well beyond 50%. Comparing herself, she claimed that her skills exceed those of Hillary Clinton due to her huge qualifications and past achievements as the head of one of the biggest firms in Silicon Valley. She added that her rise to a CEO position gave her opportunities of brushing shoulders with some of the most influential world leaders today. Additionally, she has great understanding of how the economy works, seeing as she is a former chief of a Fortune 100 company.
Fiorina asserted that she is capable of managing large bureaucracies as well as carrying out executive decisions. She further went on to claim that Washington is riddled, with puzzling bureaucracy and is in dire need of a resilient leader.
During her term in her former job, she had been the CEO at a time when the recession had hit hard. The company was not performing that well and had even gone through employee layoffs. The period also saw the end of the famed dot-com period.
Despite being pushed out of her position of leadership by the board of directors, Fiona maintains that she served her term well.
There is no doubt that she has good qualifications. Her reputation is attracting the media as well as going on the offensive. The former CEO has good appeal to the people through her impressive résumé. However it all boils down to a decision by the people.