‘100 Most Influential Women in Michigan’ Includes Many From Grand Rapids
Crain's Detroit Business has announced its first list of the "100 Most Influential Women in Michigan."
Twenty-eight of the women on the list are from outside of the Detroit-area including many from Grand Rapids.
Those on the list include:
- Rosalynn Bliss, Mayor of Grand Rapids
- Joan Budden, President and CEO of Priority Health
- Birgit Klohs, President and CEO of The Right Place Inc.
- Diana Sieger, President of Grand Rapids Community Foundation
- Kate Pew Wolters: Philanthropist/GVSU, Board member/Steelcase Inc.
- Kathleen Vogelsang, Chief investment officer at Van Andel Institute
"This report of extraordinary women covers a wide spectrum of race, age, geography and industry – many of which are traditionally male-dominated," said Jennette Smith, editor of Crain's Detroit Business.
Nominations for the 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan came from readers, from Crain's reporters/editors and others.
Selections were determined by editors and the publisher with consideration to impact (women who manage big budgets, big teams or big civic initiatives); diversity (ethnicity/race/age, industry and geography); and proven leadership.