Californians are big believers in the American dream, and for generations, California has been the home of new ideas and new inventions.
Technology, innovation and entrepreneurship have transformed California into one of the largest economies in the world.
To remain a leader, California must continue to foster the right climate for small businesses.
Whitman served as president and CEO of eBay for 10years. During her tenure, eBay expanded globally and developed a culture and infrastructure that turned the company into an unparalleled business success story.
She will discuss why encouraging and rewarding innovation is key to the continued economic success of California and, in turn, the entire country- The Commonwealth Club of California
Margaret Whitman was President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay from March 1998 to March 2008. She is a Republican candidate for Governor of California in the November 2010 election.
Harvard Business Review named Whitman the 8th best performing CEO of the past decade and The Financial Times named her one of the 50 faces that shaped the decade.