We recognize women who have deeply contributed to our community through their business, philanthropic, health and wellness, entrepreneurial, cultural, science, technology and educational endeavors throughout the year through the Women Who Roar Initiative. We invite our readers to nominate an individual who best exemplifies the attributes of professional acumen, philanthropic passion, personal integrity and community leadership. We will recognize all nominees, finalists and winners at the 7TH ANNUAL HEAR ME ROAR LEADERSHIP AND AWARDS LUNCHEON taking place on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021 at The Hyatt Regency, Sarasota and in the special “Women Who Roar” awards supplement in the NOVEMBER 2021  edition of SRQ Magazine | Live Local. Love Local.

SRQ MEDIA believes in cultivating our women leaders by recognizing those who have made meaningful contributions to the Sarasota and Bradenton Area communities in the areas of business, non-profit development, philanthropy, education, leadership, health, science and the cultural arts.  Women are nominated by their peers in the region and invited to submit an application capturing their capacity for change, leadership style, professional and industry achievements and community engagement. Judges from across the United States jury the applications and identify a twelve winners who are inducted into the Women Who Roar Leadership Circle to begin their journey in the science and art of mentorship giving back to pay it forward for other women leaders through SkillSHARE and our future SMARTgirl leaders.

Nominate Someone for the 2021 Women Who Roar Leadership Competition With the Form Below!

Nominations for this year's program will close on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.



SRQ MEDIA 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. SRQ MEDIA hosts the annual Hear Me Roar Awards and Leadership Luncheon recognizing the past years’ Women Who Roar Circle Class and announcing the finalists and winners of the current year's competition comprising the new inductees to the Leadership Circle. The winners and finalists are published annually in the Nove,ber edition of SRQ | The Magazine. The Women Who Roar Initiative also powers the SMARTGirl Mentorship Summit for middle school girls and SkillSHARE, a year-round professional peer-to-peer mentorship program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I nominate more than one individual?

Yes, we invite you to nominate as many individuals as you feel reflect the criteria of the competition. Please nominate each separately on the Women Who Roar Nominations page.


How much detail should I include in the "Why We're Nominating" field?

As the nominator, you might hit on a few high notes as an overview for why you believe this individual is an incredible contributor and leader to the region; however, it does not need to include specific details, dates or recognition. 

When nominating someone, should we list all of their contributions, or is there a follow-up form to fill out to include this information?

Once someone is nominated, we invite them to submit a formal application that they can fill out to officially be considered for the competition. The application includes questions to be answered related to their professional, community and personal successes as well as providing details on honors, board service and/or volunteer work they have contributed in the region.


For competition inquiries, please contact Ariel Chates at SRQ Magazine at 941-365-7702 x710.

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