Republican hopeful's poll surge prompts scrutiny

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has touted her record as former chief executive at Hewlett-Packard, saying she was the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business, and claiming she boosted revenuesRepublican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina’s surge in polls has prompted fresh scrutiny of her record as a corporate leader, putting the candidate on the defensive against a slew of vocal critics. The 61-year-old has touted her record as former chief executive at Hewlett-Packard, saying she became the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business, and claiming she boosted revenues to make the tech group the 11th largest company in the US. One of her most vocal critics has been Yale School of Management professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, who has authored a series of articles dissecting her career, particularly her stint as CEO from 1999 to 2005.

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