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Janet Keesling

Jannett has more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality and the workforce/staffing industry. Her entrepreneurism began in her homeland of Jamaica in 1983 when she and her husband developed a cultural tourism hotel. Immigrating to the United States in 1996, Jannett founded Keys To Work which grew to become the city’s largest transitional staffing firm serving disadvantaged workers. In 2020, Keys To Work incorporated into a nonprofit organization, Keys2Work, to focus on helping homeless and returning citizens secure and maintain employment.

Jannett is a past president of the Indianapolis Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and has been a member since 1998. She was honored in 2008 with the Starkey Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award, and in 2009 she was selected by 100 Black Women for the Indianapolis Woman of Color Award. In 2013 she was honored as a community leader by the Center for Leadership Development.

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