One of the most high-profile business leaders in the world, Carly Fiorina led the reinvention of a Silicon Valley icon. The Courage to Lead - Carly Fiorina came to Hewlett-Packard in 1999 with a mandate to reinvent the firm. This difficult challenge required the right balance between respect for history and a strong culture and the urgent need to reposition HP for a high-speed, global, intensely competitive future. Her tenure coincided with one of the technology industrys deepest and most prolonged downturns and fundamental transformation of the competitive landscape. Leadership in such circumstances required courage, conviction, vision and determination. Track Record - Prior to joining HP, Fiorina spent 20 years with AT&T and Lucent. Fiorina developed broad operational experience, with responsibilities in engineering, manufacturing, finance, IT and network operations, product development, strategic planning, sales and marketing and business development. She directed Lucent's 1996 IPO and spin-off from AT&T, one of the largest and most successful IPOs ever. She led Lucent's Global Service Provider Business, its largest and most profitable business, accelerating its growth rate and expanding its international operations. At HP, she led the successful acquisition and integration of Compaq, completing the largest high-tech merger in history. Under her tenure, HP achieved the highest rate of innovation in its history, substantially improved its cost structure and profitability and doubled its revenues. Lessons Learned - Winning, losing, risk-taking, decision-making and accountability - they're all part of business and life. As a trailblazer, Fiorina is familiar with them all. The charismatic Fiorina, renowned for her communication ability, offers hard-earned insights on leadership, organizational change, competitiveness, the global marketplace, diversity and women in business. She has been highlighted as among the world's most admired and powerful business leaders by many publications including Forbes, FORTUNE, Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal, and she chronicles her experiences in her memoir, Tough Choices.