Founder & CEO, The ActOne Group
Janice Bryant Howroyd is an entrepreneur, educator, ambassador, businesswoman, author, and mentor. She is founder and chief executive officer of The ActOne Group, the largest privately held, minority-woman-owned personnel company founded in the U.S. Howroyd is most well known as being the first African American woman to build and own a billion-dollar company.
Started in 1978, ActOne Group is a global enterprise that provides employment, workforce management, and procurement solutions to a wide range of industries, Fortune 500 organizations, local and mid-market companies, and government agencies. Operating in 19 countries across the world. Over 17,000 clients and 2,600 employees worldwide. ActOne Group provides flexible, comprehensive solutions under three distinct business verticals: Staffing, Workforce Solutions, and Business Services.
Janice Bryant Howroyd, is a North Carolina native who left her hometown in 1976 armed with $1500. Since then, she has dedicated her efforts to building an organization that is committed to keeping the humanity in Human Resources and Strategic, Inclusive Procurement.
Mrs. Howroyd’s commitment to excellence has grown ActOne Group to 19 countries, with over 17,000 clients and more than 2,800 employees. The largest woman-minority owned workforce management company founded in the US, Act.1Group professionals bring expertise in delivering corporate HR initiatives to local and global markets.
Mrs. Howroyd was selected by former President Barack Obama to serve as a White House appointee, and continues to serve under the current administration, as an Ambassador of Energy. Mrs. Howroyd gives generously through funding and advocacy for STEM education, particularly for women and minorities.
Mrs. Howroyd leads her teams to build business success based on the ability to connect great companies with great talent. Her passion for education, mentorship, and self-empowerment initiatives have earned her many professional and philanthropic recognitions, and she is a sought-after speaker and media subject matter expert in her fields. Her book, The Art of Work: How to Make Work, Work for You is available on Amazon.com.