10 Most Powerful Women in IT - #3
Whitman has served as president and CEO of eBay since March 1998, and has overseen its expansion into broader e-commerce areas, including the acquisitions of PayPal and Skype and the taking of an equity position in Craigslist.
Previously, Whitman was general manager of Hasbro's Preschool Division, responsible for global management and marketing of the Playskool and Mr. Potato Head brands. From 1995 to 1997, she was president and CEO of FTD (Florists Transworld Delivery), the world's largest floral products company. While at FTD, she oversaw its transition from a florist-owned association to a for-profit, privately owned company.