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:

"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.

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