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-- -- -- But -- next time HP may have a new woman at the -- in Meg Whitman but that in 2005.
When former CEO Carly Fiorina left the firm.
A female senior leadership followed her out the door.
Elizabeth MacDonald is it -- women's forum here in New York City with an exclusive interview.
Yeah -- -- to do to Lori and actually you know I'm so -- We've got a really important guests -- you got Carly Fiorina.
And she's sitting here three now Carly it's been what seven years since you left HP do -- following.
-- follow it.
As much as I -- any other technology company obviously and I am still as shareholders so yes I do I care a lot about the what do you think HP needs to do the -- -- -- apple.
Well I think HP needs -- growth strategy I think they need to remember what.
Makes them unique and there are many things I think they need great products.
Which means they need to invest in both R&D and marketing and sadly those investments were cut way back for too long -- think.
That tablets and all of them but that's for both products -- -- technology company got to have great products different -- what do you have to validate what.
What's getting excited -- -- well I'm quite engaged in philanthropy right now I chair an organization called good 360 which is the largest online product donation marketplace in the world class.
We take excess inventory from fortune 500 companies including but not limited to Hewlett-Packard Wal-Mart.
Bed, Bath & Beyond you name it and we distributed to 37000.
Charities in need across the United States so instead of going into landfill.
It helps people in need I do commentary I continue to do public speaking -- -- -- advising.
And embrace a policy to get a run for office again do you think or never say never touch.
My -- and I live in Virginia now we've moved back to Virginia so that represented different opportunities.
I quite enjoyed running.
You know when we have been an interesting conversation with Kathy black former new York city schools chancellor had a really rough -- -- that three months in that office and left.
Under a cloud controversy.
What do you think about business executives and government does that work all the time most of the time what do you think Pulitzer.
-- doesn't work all of the time but I would just say we have too few of them I believe ours was intended to be a citizen government.
I said this when I ran for office I still believe in -- -- I mean by that is.
That politics should not be a way of life forever it's not what our founding fathers intended.
There are things that you learn in business that can be applied to government it's not that they're the same thing they're not.
For example the ability to prioritize.
Would be helpful in government.
The ability to -- long range goals -- the next -- in the short term would be helpful in government.
The ability to understand that every dollar spend should be spent wisely and well would be helpful in government so I think we need more people with business experience in government both political positions as well as appointed positions.
And I think the trends are not.
Encouraging right now fanatic in what way -- well because I don't think there are enough business people running for office it's Harvard but I think.
Mostly the people who run for office are professional politicians that doesn't mean that they're bad people it doesn't mean that they are not good public servants but.
If you've been doing the same thing for 203040.
Years pretty soon your entire focus becomes.
Winning office again.
Right that's the song I think -- probably right but that's -- practicing instead of the real bottom line up profits the bottom line is getting reelected right and I and that's why I think so many.
Americans feel frustrated that their public servants aren't actually solving the problems -- -- the next election.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Candidate toss it back to guys and the next Harry got doctor Julie you're reading a leader in the David -- I had Donna -- talking about health care and health reforms -- really exciting day here at the -- women's summit.
And sending it back to you Lauren Ashley wonderful job.
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