On April 24, SRQ magazine hosted a reception at SRQ Studios honoring the 2014 Women In Business Competition nominees and announcing the finalists and winners of this year’s Leadership Circle. When the doors opened at 5:00 pm, the room was filled with dynamic women leaders representing business, non-profit and education industries in Sarasota and Bradenton. They were greeted with a glass of bubbly, and were then encouraged to indulge in a decadent mini-cupcake or two, compliments of Heavenly Cupcakes and Bijou Café. It was inspiring to be in the company of so many leaders who have made such meaningful contributions to the community through their business, non-profit and philanthropic endeavors. According to one of this year’s Leadership Circle Winners Angelo Massaro-Fain, “It is an absolute honor to be recognized as a winner of the 2014 SRQ Women in Business, where I stand alongside some of our region’s most dynamic, kind-hearted and respected leaders. I take such great pleasure in contributing to the well being of our community and its people. Thank you for this esteemed privilege.” After the reception, all attendees were provided with a sneak preview copy of the May edition of SRQ magazine. This is just the beginning of the conversation. We look forward to engaging with our women leaders throughout the year!