Carly Fiorina says her first meeting in Washington wasn’t exactly at a posh power lunch spot — it was at a strip club.
“My first job once I got out of the secretarial pool was in Washington, D.C., actually,” the 2016 GOP presidential candidate told Julie Mason at a taping for SiriusXM’s “Leading Ladies” series on Tuesday.
“My first client meeting took place in a strip club, because that’s where clients wanted to go, you know,” Fiorina continued to laughs from a studio audience.
“It was a different time,” the former Hewlett-Packard CEO recalled.
“So things have gotten a lot better, but we have a lot of progress to make,” Fiorina, 62, said. “And certainly in politics, we have a lot of progress to make.”
Responding to a question from an audience member about tips for young women who want to go into business or politics, Fiorina advised, “Don’t let others tell you who you are, what you should do, what you can’t do, what you shouldn’t do, what you won’t do. You decide those things.”
“Look for people who will lift you up. Look for people who will see your potential,” Fiorina said, adding she would dish out that advice to both men and women.
The sit-down with Fiorina re-airs on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel 124 on Friday at 5 p.m.