The 2009 Inc. 500: The Top 10 Women-Run Companies

Technical and Product Engineering, women-owned businesses
7 of 10

Louisa Jaffe, CEO and President, Technical and Project Engineering (TAPE)

Rank: No. 77
Location: Kingstowne, Virginia
Revenue: $16,610,029 in 2008

After 28 years in the service, Jaffe retired from the military and started TAPE, which consults with government agencies on their budgets.