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Meg Whitman

CEO, Quibi
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Meg Whitman has been breaking ground for a while. She did it in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when she was the rare female president and CEO of a major company, taking eBay from 30 employees and $4 million in revenue in 1998 to 15,000 employees and $8 billion in revenue by 2008; then in 2011 she became CEO of a little tech firm called Hewlett Packard. Whitman has been a political groundbreaker as well, most notably with a serious campaign to become the first female governor of California in 2010 (she lost to Jerry Brown). She’s not done yet. In 2018, Whitman became the CEO of Quibi, a streaming service that will allow consumers to stream 10-minute-or-less episodes of original content solely on mobile devices. Launching in early April, Quibi will allow its TV shows and movies to be watched both vertically and horizontally (a function the company calls “Turnstyle”) and will provide subscribers with three hours of brand new, original content every weekday. If it takes off, Quibi could propel us into the future of streaming, and Whitman will have done it again.

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