August this year I saw an article in Wall Street Journal (WSJ) of HP, called H-Ps one year plan. After reading the article I was pretty sure H-Ps time was over, but only a month after I already had to change my mind. The reason for this change was H-Ps newly appointed CEO Meg Whitman. Without knowing Megs character or her personal values I have a lot of respect and trust on her because of what she has achieved as a Business Woman. Just look at what she did in eBay! I have all the trust in the world she can manage one H-P too. H-P has taken this step to appoint a female CEO before with Carly Fiona and they know this model works. I wish more companies would show the same courage. Good job H-P.
The reason why Meg Whitman matters to me personally is that we as women need role models. We need to see examples like Meg to believe we can make it out there and there is no limit on to what women can achieve in business. And talking about role models, few weeks ago I saw many little girls dressed as Mega-Mindy going to see the Sinterklaas and even though I have never seen a Mega-Mindy episode from the beginning to the end, I do think Mega-Mindy as a role model is absolutely great. Girls need their own superhero and even though Laura Ingals is a real sweetheart, I think girls need more heroes like Mega-Mindy to develop themselves a healthy self-esteem and believe they can achieve all the same as any little boy believing he has the powers of a superman. I say go Mega-Mindy!
After being appointed as the CEO of H-P Whitman said, I am honored and excited to lead HP. I believe HP matters it matters to Silicon Valley, California, the country and the world. Meg I think you are absolutely right and I am glad you are not a governor of California. I do believe your impact is wider as a CEO of H-P. H-P matters, but so do you. For me you are an inspirational leader, someone who gives me energy to go through this MBA, because I know there are women out there who can do it! You are my Mega-Mindy Go Meg!