Jo Mei Chang, Vitria Technology

In just one year, 48-year-old JoMei Chang has gone from CEO of an obscure software maker to the boss of one of the hottest tech properties in Silicon Valley. Her company, Vitria Technology Inc. (VITR), grew more than 400% in 2000, to an estimated $150 million, and is even eking out a profit.

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