Angelina Lawton Named Finalist in 16th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

 [MINNEAPOLIS, MN] – [OCTOBER 3, 2019] – Sportsdigita CEO & Founder Angelina Lawton has been named a Finalist in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category for the 16th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide.  The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

Angelina Lawton founded Sportsdigita in 2011 after seeing the need for a better way for sports organizations to tell their story during key sponsorship and ticketing business meetings. After revolutionizing the sports industry with Digideck, a cloud-based presentation platform, Sportsdigita expanded its reach with enterprise businesses as well. With sports partners such as the New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakers and enterprise clients such as Cargill, Visa, and Ticketmaster, Digideck has become a trusted, turnkey solution among global leaders practicing innovation in presentation. 

Lawton’s recent accolades include:

  • Forbes List Recognition for the 30 Most Powerful Women in U.S. Sports
  • Cynopsis Award Honoree for the Top Women in Sports
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Women in Business Award Recipient

Sportsdigita has also been recognized with the:

  • Inc. 5000 Award for the Fastest Growing U.S. Companies
  • Eureka! Innovation Award
  • Official WBENC Certification

“To be recognized for the Female Entrepreneur of the Year at the 16th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business is truly an honor. This award is a true testament to the people I have surrounded myself with at Sportsdigita and the fantastic partners that have entrusted us to tell their stories through our platform. I am proud of our entire team!” Lawton explains.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 15.  Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend. The event will be broadcast on Livestream. 

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year. Angelina Lawton is a Finalist in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category.

Finalists were determined by the average scores of more than 150 business professionals around the world, working on seven juries. Their scores will also determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award placements that will be revealed at the 16th annual awards dinner and presentations in New York.

This year’s Stevie Awards for Women in Business event will be complemented by a two-day educational and networking conference called the Women|Future Conference, also at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on November 14-15.

“In its sixteenth year, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business received a record number of nominations. With the second annual Women|Future Conference preceding the announcement of winners on November 15, it will be a day to celebrate the achievements of working women around the world,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and Executive Chairman of the Stevie Awards.  “We’re looking forward to recognizing the Stevie Award winners next month.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at  

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Middle East Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at