9. Susan Stone, Blue Tech
Susan graduated from Stanford University, receiving a degree in International Relations. She then earned a juris doctorate degree before cofounding Blue Tech in 1984 with her husband, Guy. Today, Susan leads the charge in Blue Tech's business development, traveling across the country to meet with customers, manufacturers and partners. She also oversees proposal development and drives company direction and strategy. In 2004, she was featured as a "person to watch" in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Blue Tech reported sales of $106 million, up 84 percent from 2009.