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Who is Meg Whitman?:

Meg Whitman is best known as the former President and CEO of eBay, the largest auction site on the Web.

Meg Whitman and eBay:

Meg Whitman's career at eBay ran from 1998 to 2007. During that time, she increased revenue, brought on thousands more employees, made the site more navigable and user-friendly, and turned eBay into a household name.

Meg Whitman after eBay:

After her decade at eBay, Ms. Whitman served on the eBay board of directors and the eBay Foundation board until 2009. Whitman also ran for governor of California in 2010 (she lost to Jerry Brown).

Meg Whitman honors and awards:

Ms. Whitman has received many accolades for her work at eBay, including being recognized as one of the top five most powerful women in business by Fortune magazine. She remains on the boards of several organizations, including Hewlett-Packard, Procter & Gamble, Zipcar, and Teach for America.

Meg Whitman:

Meg Whitman is best known for her role as CEO and President at eBay, propelling the struggling niche auction site into an online shopping powerhouse in the ten years that she was at the helm.

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