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President Obama Appoints Janice Bryant Howroyd, ACT•1 Group CEO, to Key Administration Post

The White House announced President Barack Obama has appointed ACT-1 Group Founder and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd to serve on the Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. "As a product of an HBCU, I know the value to our society and economy from these institutions,” says Bryant Howroyd. “The need and privilege of working to support the collective and expanded missions of these schools are tremendous. It is an honor to bring my professional and personal expertise to this appointment."

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Watch our CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd share how she rejected stereotypes to achieve her success in CNBC interview.

When Howroyd enrolled in an integrated school in the Deep South, she said, her teacher spoke about how blacks were well suited for slavery. Howroyd, 63, recounts forcefully biting the inside of her jaw in reaction so as to not shed a tear, for crying could seem like accepting defeat.

The memory of this moment inspired Howroyd to persevere and never accept failure when building her own firm.

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Congratulations to 2016 Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Awardee, Janice Bryant Howroyd!

We are pleased to announce that our Founder and CEO, Janice Bryant Howroyd, is the recipient of the prestigious Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) 2016 Staffing Leadership Award. This annual award recognizes the accomplishments of founder and former chairman of SIA, Peter Yessne.

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The ACT•1 Group in Cancun!

AppleOne, with its parent company The ACT•1 Group, celebrate their 16th annual Founders' Club on the golden shore of Cancun in Mexico. See below for details from the event.

In The Founders' Zone Issue 01