SRQ Magazine will host the third annual Women in Business Hear Me Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at The Francis in downtown Sarasota. We will recognize this year’s Women in Business nominees, our judges, keynote speaker, past Leadership Circle ambassadors and the “Hear Me Roar” Trailblazer Award recipient and announce the finalists and winners who will be inducted into this year’s esteemed 2017 WIB Leadership Circle.
To purchase your tickets to the SRQ Women in Business Hear Me Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon and for more details on the program, visit SRQHEARMEROAR.COM.
Members of the SRQ Women in Business Leadership Circle visited Diamond Vault this week.
This week, the dynamic women of the SRQ Women in Business Leadership Circle were treated to a rare experience, a behind the scenes tour at The Diamond Vault. After a champagne reception with appropriately themed diamond cookies from Sift Bakehouse, Leadership Circle members had their personal jewelry cleaned and were able to try on some of the Diamond Vault’s most stunning, sparkling rings, necklaces and bracelets that illuminate the shop’s jewelry cases.
Leadership Circle members learn about the jewelry making process from Diamond Vault owner Michael Chokr, pictured center.
As true lovers of behind the scenes experiences, the women were delighted to learn about the very detailed process of making and repairing delicate jewelry from Diamond Vault owner Michael Chokr and his jewelers. Demonstrating the science behind the sparkle, Leadership Circle members took turns using the laser welding machine to fuse screws, a process that requires precision but doesn’t use heat, making it the perfect technique when working with more delicate stones.
Gabriele Vest tries on a seven strand diamond tennis bracelet at Diamond Vault.
The partnership between Diamond Vault and the SRQ Women in Business is a special one. In the coming days, the Diamond Vault will work with SRQ Media to commission a very special project for the upcoming 2016 winners of the Women in Business competition.
Clockwise from top left: wax molds of necklace links being recreated; Lee-En Chung uses an engineer’s precision to weld screws in the laser welder; Cynthia Holiday shows off her fused stainless steel screws.
For more information on the Women in Business program, visit SRQHearMeRoar.com, or to nominate a deserving local woman for her leadership and positive influence in the community, click here. Nominations are open through February 5, 2016. The 2nd Annual SRQ Hear Me Roar Awards and Luncheon will honor the 2016 winners and finalists on April 21st.
Special thanks to our very good friends at Diamond Vault, who are as genuine as they come. We look forward to sharing their amazing work with you soon!
Sarasota resident Adrienne Vittadini will be honored with the SRQ “Women in Business” Trailblazer Award at the Hear Me Roar Luncheon on April 23, 2015.
SRQ is thrilled to announce Adrienne Vittadini as the very first recipient of the SRQ “Women in Business” Trailblazer Award. The honor will be bestowed at the SRQ Hear Me Roar Luncheon on April 23, 2015 at The Francis.
Known for her amazing thirty-year career in fashion design, Adrienne embodies the spirit of the SRQ Women in Business program. With an entrepreneurial spirit she began her own fashion business, Adrienne Vittadini Inc., after years of design work in New York and Italy. For over three decades, Mrs. Vittadini curated a classic, stylish design aesthetic that seamlessly transitioned women from home to office to leisure with an air of smart sophistication.
Mrs. Vittadini is the recipient of countless prestigious fashion awards, including the Coty American Fashion Critics Award (1984), Albert Einstein Spirit of Achievement Award for Design and Business (1987), Metropolitan Home: The Design 100 Award (1992) and the Moore College of Art Visionary Woman Award in 2003. Currently, Mrs. Vittadini and her husband, Gianluigi, concentrate their efforts in developing luxury residential properties in Florida and the Italian Alps. She is a resident of Sarasota.
Luncheon guests will enjoy a keynote address from Pam van der Lee, Chief Marketing officer at iMATCHATIVE. Winners and finalists of the 2015 Women in Business competition will be announced and recognized at the luncheon. Hear Me Roar is sponsored by The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee with The Resort at Longboat Key Club.
Tickets are available for purchase online at www.srqhearmeroar.com – $55 per person; half tables, $250; and, full tables, $500.