For Immediate Release
St. Petersburg, FL, June 10, 2022 — SRQ Media hosted the sixth annual Together We Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 13, 2022. The event and awards ceremony were designed to foster an environment of dynamic business networking and to recognize leadership and positive community engagement among women in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
Samantha Bond Richman founder of Sam Bond Benefit Group was in attendance to celebrate the occasion, and to learn who among the many qualified nominees would win the competition she helped judge. Since 2014, Bond Richman has actively supported the event as one of the invited judges of the nominated business women who apply. Her role as one of the judges includes careful review of the applicants’ written responses to questions covering leadership, innovation, ability to overcome challenges, and community involvement.
Over 260 women representing a diverse mix of professions and industries met for the first time since the last awards event in 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic. SRQ Media’s CEO, Lisa Liang, joyously welcomed the attendees, and celebrated the opportunity to meet once again, and to strengthen the community.
Connecting different women leaders is a source of inspiration for Bond Richman. “You need to surround yourself with strong people, and learn from them,” she says. “Sharing in the inspirational stories of these women who have overcome a variety, and in some cases, multiple hardships at once to achieve great success is truly humbling.”
The Together We Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon recognizes those who have participated in the Women Who Roar program, a year-round program that works to empower women by providing the tools and resources to help them be at their best while giving back to their communities. From networking to mentorship, the Women Who Roar Initiative is designed for women leaders to address and overcome the challenges many women experience along the road to success.
About Samantha Bond Richman
Samantha Bond Richman is founder and president of Sam Bond Benefit Group, an insurance agency catering to the needs of businesses for their employee benefits. Sam Bond Benefit Group is a certified Small Business Enterprise and certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. Bond Richman previously served as President of the Network of Executive Women Tampa Bay, and is currently a member of Business and Professional Women, Pinellas County Chapter.