Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP) President and CEO Gilda Jacobs is among those who will be indicted into Michigan’s HERstory Women’s Hall of Fame Thursday night in Detroit.
Jacobs, a Democratic former longtime state House member and senator from Huntington Woods, has led the nonprofit policy group since 2011. She and other staff also contribute the regular “Human Capital” column to the Advance.
She was named as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit in 2016. In 2012, Jacobs participated in the Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in the Nonprofit Leadership Program.
Other inductees are Vernice Davis Anthony, former interim director of Focus: Hope and a longtime public health official, and Terry Blackhawk, founder and former executive director of the InsideOut Literary Arts Project.