FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Susan Decker Rank: 40 (2004 Rank: 48)
Age: 42 Company:Yahoo Based in: Sunnyvale Title: CFO and EVP, Finance and Administration Get quote:YHOO
Decker negotiated Yahoo's big move into China last summer. The $1.7 billion deal handed over Yahoo's Chinese operations to Jack Ma, founder of the Chinese Internet company Alibaba.com, in return for a 40% equity stake in Alibaba. Last year Yahoo's revenues totaled $3.6 billion, up 120% from 2003, and operating income came in at $689 million, a 133% increase.
From the November 14, 2005 issue
These women are among the highest paid in corporate America. All of them are employed by companies with over $1 billion in sales that filed proxies by September 1, 2005.
Newcomer Charlene Begley heads up GE's plastics division and is the youngest of this group at age 39. She bumped last year's youngest gun, Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck, now 40. But, on average, the Power 50 are in their late 40s.