Award-winning Kentucky based author and entrepreneur, Janet Holloway’s talents are apparent in the dizzying array of work she’s done in her lifetime, ranging from high school Spanish and English teacher in Michigan, to theatre production in NYC, public relations for renowned theatre producer Jean Dalrymple, youth worker in East Harlem, university instructor and state director of both the New Jersey and Kentucky Small Business Development Center Networks. After sixteen years in small business development, in 1990 she started her own enterprise, Women Leading Kentucky, a non-profit that provides leadership opportunities for women and scholarships for women attending KY colleges/universities. Women Leading KY has provided more than $200,000 in scholarships and still attracts hundreds to their events. Her first two books: A Willful Child (2012) and Leaving: Sometimes You Have to Leave (2017), are memoirs.
She received her B.A. from Marshall University, an MSW from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and is ABD from Columbia University. She lives in Lexington KY with her rescued Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Sadie. Janet is an avid reader, arts supporter, and committed to collaboration and diversity in her work. Also, Janet enjoys mentoring women at the early stages of their career, as well as women in transition.