COLUMBIA, SC: Jill Lawson, Executive Director of Palmetto Place, has been named to the list of 2017 Women of Influence by the Columbia Regional Business Report.

Each year, the Business Report honors a group of young women who are setting the pace in their professional careers as well as working to make the Midlands a better place. These 11 Women of Influence were nominated by Columbia area business professionals. The final selections were made by a panel of judges including last year’s honorees and Business Report staff.

“We are so excited to learn about the contributions young women are making, both in their professions and in the community,” said Licia Jackson, associate publisher of the Columbia Regional Business Report.

Among this year’s honorees are professionals in nonprofits, real estate, banking, state and local government, and the Columbia Fireflies. A profile of each honoree will be published in the July 17 issue of the Business Report, and they will be honored at a reception.