Power women CFOs

There are nearly three times as many female CFOs of Fortune 500 companies than CEOs. Meet the C-suite women in charge of finances at some of the world's largest companies.

Susan McFarland

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  • Company: Fannie Mae
  • Revenue: $127.2 billion

In 2011, McFarland landed what seemed from the outside to be an unenviable job. She came on as the third post-bailout CFO at Fannie Mae as the troubled mortgage giant was hemorrhaging cash. Since the bank entered conservatorship, it has cost taxpayers more than $85 billion. Last year, though, Fannie Mae began to turn a profit. In the second quarter of this year, it pulled in $10 billion, its sixth consecutive quarter of not losing money.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated October 10 2013 07:50 AM ET
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