Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman Bio

Meg Whitman was born in 1956 in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, New York. Margaret C. Whitman, her given name, graduated with a degree in economics from Princeton University in 1977. She then went on to obtain an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ms. Whitman worked for Procter and Gamble from 1979 until 1981 and then worked fro Bain and Company for ten years. After a three year stint at Walt Disney serving as Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Disney Consumer Products Division she went on to serve as President of the Stride Rite Division of Stride Rite Corp. From 1995 to 1997, she was President and CEO of Florists Transworld Delivery (FTD), but left to become the General Manager of Hasbro Inc.'s Preschool Division.
Meg Whitman has been the President and CEO of the online marketplace eBay since March 1998. eBay is a global organization with over 9,000 employees and currently in 2005 sixty eight million active users. Excerpts from Meg Whitman Biography.

Meg Whitman Quotes

“What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations disaster that is the Net, in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good.”

“Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net.”

“You can kill a man but you can't kill an idea.”

“We have always said that advertising is just the icing on the cake. It is not the cake.”

“A business leader has to keep their organization focused on the mission. That sounds easy, but it can be tremendously challenging in today's competitive and ever-changing business environment. A leader also has to motivate potential partners to join.”
- Meg Whitman

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