Items Tagged with 'Influential Women'


Mimi Fritz implements Downtown Market vision

August 26, 2014
For the last two years, Mimi Fritz has focused with single-minded determination on the construction, leasing, staffing and program development of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. Read More

Cynthia Havard has a full plate

August 26, 2014
Cynthia Havard holds two vital roles in the success of Cole’s Quality Foods Inc. while working in a world traditionally dominated by men. Read More

Shelley Irwin is the voice of Grand Rapids

August 12, 2014
Shelley Irwin is a woman about town and well-known as the voice and face of Grand Rapids’ public broadcasting at Grand Valley State University’s Eberhard Center. Read More

Jane Markey blazes judicial trail

August 12, 2013
The Honorable Jane Markey does not allow status quo and conventional wisdom to determine her future. She blazed trails for women by enrolling in law school in 1978, when women entering legal studies were a distinct minority. Read More

Chris Willis resets Media 1 for growth

May 6, 2013
Chris Willis, CEO of Media 1, knows full well a sputtering economy doesn’t entitle senior managers to rest on their laurels. Read More

Bridget Clark Whitney fills Kids' Food Basket

April 8, 2013
Bridget Clark Whitney feeds her soul by making it possible for hungry children to eat. Read More

Bonnie Nawara grows Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women

March 25, 2013
Bonnie Nawara demonstrates unflinching determination to make certain that GROW grows. As CEO of Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women, Nawara has identified key components that will move it forward in serving women entrepreneurs. Read More