As part of the event, director Amanda Lipitz introduced "Step," her Sundance documentary about teens trying out for a dance team at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women charter school. This week, Variety critic Geoff Berkshire termed the girl-power documentary " 'Hoop Dreams' for the social-media generation," and industry press announced that it had been purchased for more than $4 million by Fox Searchlight.
Other honorees included:
Amy Rees Anderson • Managing partner and founder of Rees Capital.
Pat Frobes • Lead director of the board of directors of Zions Bancorporation.
Erika George • Samuel D. Thurman Endowed Chair at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.
Deneece Huftalin • President of Salt Lake Community College.
Julie Mack • Sundance's environmental spokesperson.
Pat Mitchell • Sundance Board of Trustees chair and PBS' first woman president and CEO.
Jennifer Napier-Pearce • Editor of The Salt Lake Tribune.
Lori Otter • Idaho first lady and CEO of Idaho Women in Leadership.
Vicki Varela • Managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, Film and Global Branding.
Ellen Fagg Weist