Finalists have been named for the 2020 Sego Awards, which recognize outstanding female founders and CEOs. More than 1,200 award entrants were received. Category winners will be announced at an awards event May 8 at Sundance Mountain Resort.
The finalists are:
Highest Overall Revenue: Jocelynn Harward, HarwardMedia; Michelle Luchese, Manly Bands; Shea McGee, Studio McGee; Shauna Smith, Four Foods Group; Heather Stone, Teton Sports; Hillary Adams, Plunder Design; Vivien Bohme, Bohme; Rebecca Buchan, Denton House Design Studio; Elizabeth Findlay, Albion Fit; and Misty Frost, Carrus.
E-Commerce: Michelle Luchese, Manly Bands; Shea McGee, Studio McGee; Betsy Mikesell, Beddy’s; Mallory Stevens, Taft; Heather Stone, Teton Sports; Hillary Adams, Plunder Design; McKenzie Bauer, Thread Wallets; Vivien Bohme, Bohme; Elizabeth Findlay, Albion Fit; Misty Frost, Carrus; and Jocelynn Harward, HarwardMedia.
Fastest-Growing (Under Five Years): Erika Peterson, Clean Simple Eats; Mallory Stevens, Taft; Sarah Wilson, Chip Cookies; McKenzie Bauer, Thread Wallets; Michelle Luchese, Manly Bands; and Rachel Parcell, Rachel Parcell Inc.
Innovation in Technology: Keri Anderson, Rivn Co.; Angela Dayton, MedForums Inc.; Dr. Cheryl Lee Eberting, AZOVA; Beth Hoburg, Majelco Medical Inc.; and Kat Kennedy, Degreed.
Community & Culture: McKay Lenker Bayer, Tiny Art Show; Susan Madsen, Utah Women & Leadership Project at Utah Valley University; Toni Ragsdale, Fill the Pot Ministry; Rona Rahlf, Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce; Nailah Blades, Color Outside; Rebekah Brewer, Utah Women in Sales; Angela Brown, Craft Lake City; Tallia Feltis, Neighborhood Art Center; and Lindsey Kneuven, Pluralsight One.
Social Media: Mary Moody, Made by Mary; Kortni Niccoli, Kortni Jeane; Sadie Sabin, Simply Sadie Jane; Kelsey Wells, My Sweat Life; Lindsay White, The Little Milk Bar; Jessica Wise, The Litas; Becca Clason, LetterWest; Ruby Franke, 8 Passengers Productions LLC; Courtney Hansen, Mindy Mae’s Market; Emily Jackson, IVL; and Whitney Call, Mallory Everton and Natalie Madsen; JK Studios.
Food & Restaurant: Allie Adams, Keto Cakes Utah; Mary Crafts, Culinary Crafts; Venessa Dobson, Pop Art Snacks; Erin Henriod, Mozz Artisan Pizza; and Alexa Norlin, Normal Ice Cream.
Student Founder: Joni Aoki, Layla Wellness; Sarah Ferrell, Pressed; Geraldine Milne, Teak Tuning; Samery Moras, SM Media; and Audrey West, Skedaddle X.
Advocate: To be announced at the May 8 gala.