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Career

Hewlett-Packard Company
2014–present
Chairman Palo Alto, California USA
2011–present
Chief Executive Officer and President Palo Alto, California USA
Hewlett-Packard GlobalSoft Private Limited
President, Director and Chief Executive Officer Bengaluru, Karnataka Republic of India
Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
2011
Strategic Adviser Menlo Park, California USA
Hasbro Inc.
19971998
General Manager Playskool Division / Pawtucket, Rhode Island USA
Florists’ Transworld Delivery
19951996
President and Chief Executive Officer Downers Grove, Illinois, USA
Stride Rite Corporation
19921995
President and Executive Vice President of Product Development, Marketing, and Merchandising Children's Group and Keds Division / Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
Walt Disney Company
19891992
Senior Vice President of Marketing Disney Consumer Products Division / Los Angeles, California USA
Bain & Company
19811989
Consultant / Senior Vice President San Francisco, California, USA
eBay
Chief Executive Officer eBay Eachnet Co. Ltd
19982008
President and Chief Executive Officer and served as its Special Advisor San Jose, California USA
Procter & Gamble
19791981
Brand Manager Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Directorships

2014–present
Hewlett-Packard Chairman of the Board of Directors
Teach for America Member, Board of Directors
2011–present
The Nature Conservancy Member, Board of Directors
2011–present
The Procter & Gamble Company Independent Director
2011–present
Hewlett-Packard Member, Board of Directors
2011–present
ArcSight Inc. Member, Board of Directors
2011–present
Zaarly, Inc. Member, Board of Directors
Staples Inc. Member, Board of Directors
Rosewood Capital Member, Advisory Board
20112013
Zipcar Member, Board of Directors; Member of Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
20032008
The Procter & Gamble Company Member, Board of Directors
20012002
Goldman Sachs Member, Board of Directors
19982009
eBay Foundation Member, Board of Directors

Accomplishments of note

Named: one of the 25 Most Powerful Business Managers Business Week / New York, New York USA Years: 2000; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2004; 2005; 2006; 2007 and 2008
2010
Republician candidate: for Governor of California State of California gubernatorial election Lost General Election to Democrat Jerry Brown  
2004
Named: one of the world's 100 most influential people Time Magazine / New York, New York USA
Named: one of the 25 "most powerful people in business" Fortune Magazine / New York, New York USA Years: 2004 and 2005
2002
Ranked: number one on List of Best Chief Executive Officers Worth (magazine) / New York, New York USA

Professional honors and awards

2014
Corporate Citizenship Award National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME)
2014
Kellogg Award for Distinguished Leadership Kellogg Award for Distinguished Leadership
2011
International Entrepreneur of the Year Henry W. Bloch School of Management / University of Missouri-Kansas City
2008
Induction, U.S. Business Hall of Fame Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Community

Community service

2006–present
Griffith R. Harsh IV and Margaret C. Whitman Charitable Foundation Saratoga Springs, New York USA Co-founder and co-trustee
2002
Donated $30million to Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey USA To establish Whitman College, a new residential college
Nationality
American
Politics
Republican
Denomination
Presbyterian

Education

University
Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey, USA Bachelor of Arts with honors Economi 19741977
Secondary school
Cold Spring Harbor High School Cold Spring Harbor, New York USA Class of 1974

Graduated after three years

Post-Graduate
Harvard Business School Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree conferred 1979
Native language
English

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
August 4, 1956
Gender
Female
Place of birth
Cold Spring Harbor, New York USA
Marital status
Married

Marriage

1980–present
Dr. Griffith Rutherford Harsh IV    2 children Griffith Rutherford Harsh V William Harsh

Parents

Father
Hendricks Hallett Whitman, Jr. (1921 - 1991)
Mother
Margaret Cushing (Goodhue) Whitman (1920-2010)

Grandparents

Father's father
Hendricks Hallett Whitman, Sr. (1884-1950)
Father's mother
Adelaide (Chatfield-Taylor) Whitman Sohier (1891--1982)
Mother's father
Lawrence Cushing Goodhue (1889-1915)
Mother's mother
Gertrude Munroe (Smith) Goodhue (1891-1955)