Within a few hours of Carly Fiorina’s announcement that she was ending her presidential bid, she started her transition back into the world of commerce, as a speakers bureau representing the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive sent out an email announcing that she is “Now available for speaking engagements around the world.”
We sought further details about Fiorina’s gig from the agency late Wednesday, but did not hear back.
Fiorina ended her campaign shortly after 3 p.m. Eastern time; a contact of ours on the East Coast found Worldwide’s email in his inbox at about 6.
Fiorina appears to be a Worldwide client of longer standing than simply her post-campaign career; as of early Thursday, her bio on Worldwide’s website still mentioned that she “Is currently running for president of the United States in the 2016 election.” She’s also identified as a “Leader extraordinaire” and “a thought leader known for results.”
A fee for Fiorina appearances isn’t specified – “Inquire for details,” the agency’s website advises – but many of Worldwide’s clients are quoted at $7,500 to $60,000-plus per speech.
Fiorina’s pitch to clients appears designed to feature both her business and political backgrounds.
We observed when Fiorina launched her campaign that she was beginning her journey as a presidential candidate with little name recognition outside California, w she had led a major tech corporation and run unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate.
“As one of the most trusted conservative voices in American politics, Carly Fiorina stands at the very forefront of geopolitics and industry,” Worldwide says.