Janice Bryant Howroyd's Bio
Janice Bryant Howroyd, a North Carolina native, left her hometown in 1976 armed with $900. Since then,
she has dedicated her efforts to building an organization that is committed to keeping the humanity
in human resources.
Mrs. Howroyd’s commitment to excellence has grown ACT•1 Group to 19 countries, including Canada, India,
Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, South Korea, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland,
Hong Kong, Japan and the USA. She works to ensure that ACT•1 Group professionals bring expertise
in delivering corporate HR initiatives to local and global markets. Heading a company with over 17,000
clients and more than 2,200 employees, she founded and leads the largest woman-minority owned workforce
management company in the US.
She serves as an Ambassador of Energy by appointment, at the White House, of Secretary of Energy, Dr.
Ernest Moniz. Her appreciation for international business growth is enhanced by her understanding
that every part of the world is more visible today, than ever before.
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.
Janice learned early in her life that it does take a village to raise a child. Her commitment to working
to ensure educational opportunities for all and to supporting women in business are central to how
she leads, and to how she lives. JBH couples community service with business service, saying “One
cannot effectively lead without passionately serving.”