In partnership with the Innovation Connector and The Women’s Economic Center-Fort Wayne, WIBU is excited to host our final Empowerment Series of 2017. In this free event, we’ll hear from First Lady, Janet Holcomb.
Janet Holcomb is the wife of Indiana’s 51st Governor, Eric Holcomb. Janet grew up on a horse farm near Muncie, Indiana, where horses and ponies were her first passion in life. Janet rode competitively in Western, English, and Contesting Events at 4-H and regional shows.
Janet also developed a love of the Arts, particularly drawing, early in life. She went on to complete her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Fine Arts at Ball State University. As the daughter and granddaughter of small business owners, some of Janet’s most valuable lessons were learned at the dinner table. Most recently, Janet served as Vice President of her family’s manufacturing business, R&R Engineering, which has been producing and distributing bolts and fasteners across the U.S. and Canada for the past 47 years. Prior to joining the business, Janet led fundraising efforts for a number of Federal, and Statewide campaigns for a decade. She has utilized her fundraising experience to benefit many non-profit organizations, including Veterans, Social Service providers, Arts organizations, animal welfare advocates, and Scouting groups.
This event is free for WIBU members. How do you become a member? Simply sign up for our email list and you’re in! Sign up Now! Lunch will be provided.
Special thanks to the Innovation Connector and The Women’s Economic Opportunity Center-Fort Wayne for helping make this event possible. The Women’s Economic Opportunity Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.