) in 1993. Soon rose to run the sales, warehouse, and distribution operations in Southern California. In 1996, promoted to vice-president of contract marketing and sales administration. That's when she recognized the rising importance of the Internet and helped get Office Depot wired. In 2000, she was named senior vice-president of e-commerce.How she challenges herself: She keeps two items on her bookshelf to keep her focused: One is the book E-Volve-or-Die.com, which prods her to keep an eye on the next trend; the other is a little toy shopping cart, a reminder that her core business is retail sales.Leaves work at work: She clocks long days, usually from 7:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. But come the weekend, she leaves her briefcase at the office. She's a big believer in downtime to recharge her battery. Calling her while she's vacationing is a definite no-no.Family: Divorced 10 years ago, with one son, Chris, 22.