very much worth a quick reminder of the trajectory of this woman. From the first paragraph of Wikipedia entry that barely scratches the surface:
In 2002, Fiorina oversaw the biggest high-tech merger in history up to that time, with rival computer company Compaq, which made HP the world's largest personal computer manufacturer. During Fiorina's tenure, HP laid off 30,000 U.S. employees.
By 2004, the number of HP employees was about the same as the pre-merger total of HP and Compaq combined, and that 2004 number included roughly 8,000 employees of other companies acquired by HP since 2001.
On February 9, 2005, the HP board of directors forced Fiorina to resign as chief executive officer and chair due to declining stock value, disappointing earning reports, disagreements about the company's performance, and her resistance to transferring authority to division heads.
After leaving HP, Fiorina served on the boards of several organizations. She was an adviser to Republican John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. She ran for the United States Senate in California in 2010 and won a three-person race for the Republican nomination, but lost the general election to incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer by 10 percentage points.