In honor of Women’s History Month, we will be celebrating by highlighting a member of the WHF-PA steering committee each week in March and throughout the year. We hope you get to know your steering committee members a little more and we look forward to working with you in different forums as WHF-PA members!
Name: Jacquie J Sims
Title: President and Executive Director
Organization: The Maple Corporation
What’s your role within the affordable housing finance industry: Owner Representative, provider of technical skills for preservation/construction of affordable housing
Homebase/Location (City): Philadelphia
What’s your favorite way to network?: Have thoroughly enjoyed my membership of WHF-PA but find social settings personally challenging. Much prefer introductions and small groups.
Who is your favorite female role model and why? Fannie Lou Hamer because she never gave up. She fought for voting rights and even after she lost her job, it only emboldened her to keep going. It shows that never let an outside influence stop you from doing what you know is right.
Fun Fact about yourself: I try not to read while commuting-unless I am staying on the train until the last stop, because I constantly miss my stop since I lose myself in whatever I’m reading. When I was a kid, I once completely missed there was a fire in our home-didn’t even register when the fire trucks arrived. My brothers had to get me to have me leave the house.