Nominations Open   |  Monday, March 18, 2024
Nominations Close  |  Friday, April 26, 2024

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 and announce the winners at the 
2024 Together We Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon taking place on October 25, 2024 at Michael's On East.

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 2024 Women Who Roar Leadership Competition Below



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 honorees are recognized by name in the "She Roars" edition of SRQ | The Magazine in October. The Women Who Roar Awards Special Section is published in the February following February edition of SRQ 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.


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 in the Women Who Roar Nominations survey.

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.

Once someone is nominated, do they automatically get entered in the competition?

Individuals who are nominated must submit a completed application to officially be entered in to the competition.

When are the Women Who Roar winning honorees announced?

All of the nominees are recognized by name in the October "She Roars" edition of SRQ Magazine. The honorees will be announced and inducted into the Women Who Roar Leadership Circle at the annual Together We Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon in October.

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