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7th Annual SRQ Together We Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon

Friday, October 27 2023  |  Michael's On East Ballroom

Exciting News!  To celebrate SRQ's 25th Anniversary and our commitment to celebrating exceptional women of our region, SRQ Media will host the Together We Roar Luncheon Leadership & Awards  Luncheon during our anniversary month on October 27th at Michael's On East in Sarasota.  Please join us to honor women who make a difference in our community.

SRQ Magazine, powered by the Women Who Roar Initiative, will host the 7th Annual Women Who Roar: Together We Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon on Friday October 27, 2023 at the Michael's on East. We will recognize the nominees, our judges, keynote speaker, past Leadership Circle ambassadors and the Women Who Roar Trailblazer Award recipient. We will also announce and recognize the honorees who will be inducted into the esteemed 2022 Women Who Roar (WWR) Leadership Circle.

SRQ Magazine formed the Women Who Roar Initiative as a year-round 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 year, we host the Together We Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon recognizing the past years’  Women Who Roar Leadership Circle Class and announcing the honorees of the current year's Women Who Roar Competition comprising the new inductees to the Leadership Circle. We celebrate the nominees, honorees and judges of the competition in the December 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.

Stay tuned for our announcement of our 2023 Together We Roar Speakers.

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Class of 2020-2022

Marianne Chapel | SPAACES Foundation

Taylor Collins | Professional Benefits

Cheri Coryea | Coryea Consulting, LLC

Julie Deffense | Julie Deffense Artistry, Luxury Wedding Cakes

Aurilla (Dee Dee) Fusco | The Jackson Laboratory

Jane Gill Watt | Impact 100 SRQ

Roxie Jerde | Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Jennifer Johnston | Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Victoria Kasdan | Making an Impact

Melissa Larkin-Skinner | Centerstone of Florida

Meg Lowman | Tree Foundation

Kristie O'Kon | Grapevine Communications

Carol Probstfeld | State College of Florida

Bridget Ratner | Bridget Ratner DNP LLC, LTSU Healthcare Services

Casey Siljestrom | Southgate Animal Hospital

Terri Syros | The Breakfast Company

Judy Wang | Florida Cancer Specialists, Sarah Cannon Research Institute


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Michael's On East Ballroom, 1212 S. East Avenue, Sarasota, Florida


Ashley Grant

SVP, Strategic Partnerships and Engagement


Megan Mitchell

Digital Marketing & Events Manager

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