SRQ’s 6th Annual Women in Business Competition is Now Open!


Nominations are now open for SRQ Magazine’s 6th Annual Women in Business Competition, recognizing extraordinary women who have made meaningful contributions to the Sarasota and Bradenton communities through their business, non-profit and philanthropic endeavors. Know someone who deserves to be recognized? Nominate them today! Once nominated, individuals will be invited to submit a formal application which will be juried by a panel of outside judges.

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Women in Business, Hear Me Roar Leadership Circle Members at the 2018 Hear Me Roar luncheon. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan

The finalists and winners of the 2019 Leadership Circle will be announced at the Hear Me Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon  on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota where we recognize past Women in Business Leadership Circle Classes as well as the new inductees. All nominees, finalists and winners will be recognized in a special Women in Business awards supplement in the May 2019 issue of SRQ Magazine.

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Shannon Rohrer-Phillips engaging with local young professional at SkillSHARE. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan

The SRQ Women in Business Initiative is a year-round engagement program creating highly dynamic personal networking through the science and art of mentorship. There are several programs that stem from this initiative.  The SkillSHARE program focuses on mentorship at the speed of life, facilitating connections for local women to get answers about professional and personal development questions with three mentorship summits each year. Currently in its third year, SMARTgirl catalyzes youth leadership and development by engaging middle school girls on the Gulf Coast. Thank you to the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, New Balance of Sarasota and The Hyatt Regency, Sarasota for coming on board to support the SMARTgirl program. Thank you also to Seaside Bank for their sponsorship of the Women in Business Initiative throughout the year.


SMARTgirl students from Girl Scouts Gulfcoast Florida eager for their workshops at SMARTgirl. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan. 

To nominate a deserving local woman for her leadership and positive influence in the community, click here. 

Nominations are open through Friday, January 25, 2019; midnight.

Best of luck and Roar On ladies!

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