Every year in May, we recognize women who have deeply contributed to our community through their business, philanthropic, health and wellness, entrepreneurial, cultural, science, technology and educational endeavors. You are invited 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, MAY 1, 2020 at The Hyatt Regency, Sarasota and in the special “Women Who Roar” awards supplement in the JUNE 2020 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.



SRQ MEDIA formed the Women in Business 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 May 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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For competition inquiries, please contact Aidee Rodriguez at SRQ Magazine at 941-365-7702 x221.

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