Every year, Sarasota Magazine introduces our readers to women who are changing the status quo. Some are well-known outside our community and our state; others have smaller footprints and are changing lives one at a time. Whether they’re running a billion-dollar business or starting a nonprofit on a shoestring budget, these women are challenging and shaping what we’ve always accepted in business, health care, philanthropy and social justice. For their passion, brains, hard work and generosity, we salute them. For their willingness to get involved and change lives, we thank them.