IMPORTANT NOTICE:  SRQ Magazine has officially rescheduled the Hear Me Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon that was scheduled for May 1, 2020 to this coming October 2020 as a precaution with the COVID-19 virus.



Please join us for the

6th Annual SRQ Hear Me Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon

Friday, May 1, 2020 | Hyatt Regency Sarasota

SRQ | The Magazine will host the 6th annual Women Who Roar: Hear Me Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon on Friday May 1, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota. We will recognize the nominees, our judges, keynote speaker, past Leadership Circle ambassadors and the "Hear Me Roar" Trailblazer Award recipient and announce the finalists and winners who will be inducted into the esteemed 2020 Women Who Roar (WWR) Leadership Circle.

SRQ | The Magazine formed the Women Who Roar Initiative as a year-long program engaging the participants in the annual Women Who Roar Competition to create highly-dynamic personal networking that catalyzes community leadership through the science and art of mentorship. Every May, we host the Hear Me Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon recognizing the past years’ Women Who Roar Leadership Circle Class and announcing the finalists and winners of the current year's Women Who Roar Competition comprising the new inductees to the Leadership Circle. The winners, finalists and judges of the competition are published in the May edition of SRQ Magazine in a special awards section. Programs powered by the Women Who Roar Initiative include SkillSHARE: Mentorship at the Speed of Life and SMARTgirl: Mentorship Summit and Luncheon.


Class of 2019

Lynn Hobeck Bates, Selby Gardens | Vice President for External Relations

Luz Corcuera, UNIDOSNOW | Executive Director

Mireya Eavey, Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce | Executive Vice President of CareerEdge and Education Initiatives

Johnette Isham, Realize Bradenton | Executive Director

Ashley McCollum, Rediscovered Moments Concierge | CEO

Lisa MooreArtisan Hair Studio, Owner | Blaze of Hope, Founder

Terri Najmolhoda, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sarasota | VP General Manager

Christine Robinson, The Argus Foundation | Executive Director

Kay Rosaire, Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary | Founder

Sally Schule, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation | Director of Community Engagement

Renee Snyder, Habitat for Humanity Sarasota | President and CEO

Rachel Wei West, InfoAlliance LLC | Co-Founder and CEO



event sponsor

Waterworks Seaside Bank The Community Foundation of Sarasota County Al Purmort Insurance

series sponsor

PSAV Hyatt Regency Sarasota

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1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL


Ashley Grant

SVP, Strategic Partnerships and Engagement


Aidee Rodriguez

Partner Services and Programs Coordinator

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