Founder & CEO, The Act-1 Group
Janice Bryant Howroyd
Founder & CEO, The Act-1 Group
Janice Bryant Howroyd knows the business world must be more innovative and exciting! At the same time, it is more crowded, competitive and perilous; but she thrives on maintaining an edge and helping other do the same. Today, The ACT-1 Group is a multibillion-dollar award-winning international talent and talent technology enterprise operating in 19 countries, with over 17,000 clients and 2,600 employees worldwide. Janice Bryant Howroyd’s personality, perseverance and drive, coupled with—as she points out—her “extraordinary team” is what ensures ACT-1’s continuous growth. She believes that people perform best when their personal strengths are developed and challenged. “It is a core value of how I do business today,” says the CEO. “It has never been just about making a match to make some money.” “Empowering people is a blessing and a responsibility.” Look for her book, The Art of Work - How to Make Work, Work for You!. Bryant Howroyd is an Ambassador of the Department of Energy’s Minorities in Energy Initiative and a board member of numerous organizations, including the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (appointed by former President Barack Obama).