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Fortune helps make a Yahoo connection

Did you hear where Joanne Bradford, Yahoo’s new SVP of U.S. Revenue and Market Development, met Yahoo president Sue Decker for the first time? Kara Swisher says on her blog, All Things Digital, that it was “at a poker table several years ago while attending a women’s executive conference run by Fortune magazine.”

Hmm, I didn’t know that. And I chair that Fortune confab. It’s officially called the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. And yes, in 2006, when we held the event in Lake Las Vegas, the female leaders of the free world fiercely faced off over poker after dinner on our second night. Bradford won at her table. A hopeful sign for Yahoo, perhaps?

Decker and Bradford, who arrives at Yahoo via Microsoft and Spot Runner, will be back with us (and most of the other star women of Silicon Valley, in fact) at the MPWomen Summit October 1. Kara, thanks for the plug!