Women’s History Month: Steering Committee Member Highlight

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.

Women’s History Month: Steering Committee Member Highlight!

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: Christine Paul

Title: Principal

Organization: Diamond and Associates

What’s your role within the affordable housing finance industry: Development Consultant

Homebase/Location (City): Philadelphia, PA

What’s your favorite way to network? I think I prefer one on one networking to big groups, but sometimes it is hard to see everyone so large group gatherings can be a fun way to see more people.

Who is your favorite female role model and why? Hmm. I have not really thought about that. I think Serena Williams is an amazing celebrity role model. She is strong, fierce and at the top of her game. She manages through all the BS she has to encounter as a Black woman, notwithstanding her incredible success.

Fun Fact about yourself: I still speak a little Wolof, mostly to myself. I can say I love you in English, Spanish, Wolof, Pulaar, Russian, and French!

Getting to Know Steering Committee Member Elizabeth Harriger

Throughout the year on our website, we will highlight steering committee members so that all of our members may get to know one another. This is the inaugural post about the many amazing women involved in WHF-PA.

Name: Elizabeth Harriger

Title: Partner

Organization: McKonly & Asbury, LLP

What’s your role within the affordable housing finance industry?: My team and I perform accounting and tax services to affordable housing developers.

Homebase/Location (City): Camp Hill (near Harrisburg)

What’s your favorite way to network?: Individual meetings/coffees/lunches. I enjoy having time to talk with someone and get to know them.

Fun Fact about yourself: I love snail mailing! I have a few pen pals and my friends get lots of letters and other goodies showing up in their mailboxes.

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2022 Women on Wall Street Forum Registration: Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking 2022 Women on Wall Street Forum: Registration: (wfwuevents.com)

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Career Opportunity:

Berman Indictor LLP, a Philadelphia boutique law firm specializing in affordable housing and other tax credit transactions, is seeking to hire one or more attorneys to join our practice.  Ideal candidates will have some level of prior experience with tax credit transactions or other solid real estate experience, as well as strong communication and writing skills.  Salary will be based on experience and hybrid/remote work opportunities will be considered for appropriate candidates. 

Email:  indictor@bermanindictor.com to discuss potential opportunities.

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