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Janice Howroyd      

Founder & CEO of The ActOne Group; The First African American Woman to Own a $1 Billion Brand

Businesswoman, entrepreneur, educator, ambassador, author, mentor and Presidential Special Appointee, Janice Bryant Howroyd is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The ActOne Group, a global leader providing customized cutting edge solutions in the human resources industry. Howroyd is most well known as being the first African American woman to build and own a billion dollar company

The ActOne Group is a multi-­billion dollar and award-­winning international Talent and Talent Technology enterprise with multiple divisions that each service unique areas of employment and provide talent management solutions.

Howroyd was BET’s first ever BET Honors Entrepreneur of the Year and has received Black Enterprise’s Business of the Year award. In 2013, she was appointed a USA Ambassador of Energy at the White House.

In May of 2016, she received a key Presidential appointment by President Barack Obama as a member of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In 2017, Howroyd was appointed to the Federal Communications Commission’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE).

In addition, Howroyd is the author of two books: "The Art of Work" (2009) and "Acting Up – Winning in Business and Life Using Down-Home Wisdom" (2019).

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