Mother: Madelon Montross Juergens, artist (abstract painter)
Marriages: Frank Fiorina (1985-present); Todd Bartlem (June 1977-1984, divorced)
Children: Two stepdaughters with Frank Fiorina: Traci, 1971 and Lori Ann, 1974-2009
Education: Stanford University, B.A., 1976; University of Maryland, M.B.A., 1980; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S., 1989; attended UCLA School of Law
Was the first woman to head a Fortune 500 company and a company in the Dow Jones Industrial Average
when she became CEO and president of Hewlett-Packard Company in 1999.
Was the first person to head HP who came from outside the company.
Was the first female officer at AT&T when she was 35. By the age of 40 she was leading AT&T's North American operations.
Began her career as a secretary in a real estate office.
1980 - Begins working for AT&T as a sales representative.
April 1996 - Oversees Lucent Technologies, Inc. $3 billion initial public offering when it is spun off from AT&T.
1998 - Becomes president of Lucent Technologies' global service-provider division.
1998-2003 - Leads Fortune magazine's list of the 50 most powerful women.
2000 - HP names Fiorina chairman of the board.
September 3, 2001 - Hewlett-Packard buys Compaq Computer Corp., a move orchestrated by Fiorina amid opposition from both the Hewlett and the Packard families.
February 8, 2005 - Resigns as HP CEO.
October 9, 2006 - Publishes a memoir, "Tough Choices."
October 2007 - Becomes a business commentator on the Fox Business Network.
Serves as economic adviser to John McCain
during his presidential campaign.
February 20, 2009 - Is diagnosed with breast cancer at age 54.
November 2, 2010 -
Loses her bid to unseat California Senator Barbara Boxer. She campaigns against President Barack Obama's
Affordable Healthcare Act and abortion
Launches the Unlocking Potential Project,
a political action committee that aims to inform women voters about conservative positions and issues.
February 24, 2015 -
Supporters launch Carly for America,
a super PAC to support Fiorina's presidential bid.
May 4, 2015 -
Announces her candidacy for president,
becoming the first declared female candidate to seek the Republican Party's nomination.
May 5, 2015 - Her book, "Rising to the Challenge: My Leadership Journey," is released.
February 10, 2016 - Suspends her candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
March 9, 2016 - Fiorina endorses Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
at a rally in Miami.