LOS ANGELES, CA — March 5, 2021 — InStride, the premier global provider of strategic enterprise education™ programs, announced the addition of former eBay, Hewlett-Packard and HPE CEO Meg Whitman to the InStride Advisory Board (IAB). Whitman becomes the eighth member of the IAB, joining leaders from Cardinal Health, Citibank, Disney, Ford, KPMG, Michael’s and Regal Entertainment.
“Meg’s extraordinary legacy of trailblazing leadership will be invaluable to InStride’s continued growth,” said Ray Mabus, InStride Board Chair and former U.S. Secretary of the Navy. “We are excited for her to share her unique perspectives with our team as we continue to work with corporations to drive social impact through workforce education.”
“There are few executives in the world who share Meg’s wealth of experience in driving impactful growth,” said Vivek Sharma, CEO of InStride. “We are fortunate a leader with her background embraces and champions InStride’s mission to help visionary employers provide life-changing education for their employees through the highest-quality academic institutions.”
Whitman started her professional career at Procter & Gamble and then had prominent roles at Bain & Co., The Walt Disney Company, StrideRite, FTD and Hasbro, Inc. In 1998, Whitman became the president and CEO of eBay, where one of her first responsibilities was the preparation of the company’s initial public offering. During her tenure, eBay would grow from $4 million in sales and 30 employees to more than $8 billion in sales and 15,000 employees. Whitman later joined technology giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) in 2011 as president and CEO, guiding the company’s turnaround and restructuring, and serving as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and chair of HP, Inc. from 2015 through 2017.
She most recently served as CEO of Quibi from 2018 through 2020 and currently sits on the boards of Immortals and Procter & Gamble. She is a passionate advocate for education and serves as the national Board Chair for Teach for America, an organization that recruits diverse leaders to teach for two years in low-income communities to expand educational opportunities for children.
InStride Advisory Board Members as of March 5, 2021 include:
- George S. Barrett, former Chair and CEO of Cardinal Health, Inc.
- Barbara J. Desoer, former CEO of Citibank, N.A.
- Lynne Doughtie, former U.S. Chair and CEO of KPMG
- Mark Fields, former President and CEO of Ford Motor Company
- Amy E. Miles, former Chair and CEO of Regal Entertainment Group
- Chuck Rubin, former CEO of The Michaels Companies, Inc.
- Thomas O. Staggs, former COO of The Walt Disney Company
- Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay, Hewlett-Packard and HPE