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

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TORRANCE, CA – May 10, 2016 – 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 (HBCUs). “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.”

The purpose of this board is to advise the president and the secretary of education on methods, programs, and strategies to strengthen HBCUs. This includes making recommendations to the president on how to increase the private sector-role, with particular emphasis on planning, development, and the use of new technologies to ensure the long-term viability and enhancement of these institutions. “These dedicated individuals bring a wealth of experience and talent to their new roles and I am proud to have them serve in this Administration. I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come,” President Obama said in a statement on Thursday, May 5.

About Janice Bryant Howroyd: Bryant Howroyd is the CEO of the ACT-1 Group. Founded by Bryant Howroyd in 1978, the ACT-1 Group is the largest privately-held, woman, and minority owned workforce management company in the U.S., and currently operates in 19 countries worldwide. The company provides flexible, comprehensive solutions under three distinct business verticals: staffing via AppleOne, workforce solutions through Agile-1-1, and business services including background checks and screening through A-Check Global.

Beyond her success in business, Bryant Howroyd carries a dedicated enthusiasm and passion for civic affairs and community development. She is an ambassador of the Department of Energy’s Minorities in Energy Initiative, a board member of the Department of Labor’s Workforce Initiative Board, and a member of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance Industries of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Department of Commerce. She has also served on the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the Board of Directors for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

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

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TORRANCE, CA – May 6, 2016 – The White House announced that President Barack Obama 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. “I am honored and humbled by this key appointment,” says Bryant Howroyd. “The diversity and opportunities represented by the more than 100 HBCU institutions reflect our progress and challenges as a nation. I fully intend to be an even greater champion and advocate of these institutions.”

The Board advises the President and the Secretary of Education on methods, programs and strategies to strengthen these valued institutions, including making recommendations in reports to the President on how to increase the private sector role in strengthening HBCUs, with particular emphasis on planning, development, and the use of new technologies to ensure the long-term viability and enhancement of these institutions. “These dedicated individuals bring a wealth of experience and talent to their new roles and I am proud to have them serve in this Administration. I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come,” Obama said in a statement on Thursday.

About Janice Bryant Howroyd: Bryant Howroyd is the CEO of ACT-1 Group, 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. Founded by Bryant Howroyd in 1978, the ACT-1 Group is Largest privately-held, woman and minority owned workforce management company in the U.S. and currently operates in 19 countries, serving over 17,000 clients and 2,600 employees worldwide. The company provides flexible, comprehensive solutions under three distinct business verticals: Staffing via AppleOne, Workforce Solutions through Agile•1, and Business Services including background checks and screening through A-Check Global. Beyond her success in business, Bryant Howroyd carries a dedicated enthusiasm and passion for and civic affairs and community development. She is an Ambassador of the Department of Energy’s Minorities in Energy Initiative, a Board Member of the Department of Labor’s Workforce Initiative Board, and a Member of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance Industries of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Department of Commerce. She has also served on the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the Board of Directors for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

 

JBH to be Honored with A.G. Gaston Award at the 2016 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit 

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Black Enterprise will honor Janice Bryant Howroyd, with the prestigious Black Enterprise A.G. Gaston Award. This honor is given to those who have exceeded beyond measure in business and entrepreneurship.

Janice is being honored with this accolade for being the first African American woman to own a billion-dollar company, ACT-1 Group, the largest minority woman-owned employment agency in the United States. Founded in 1978, the Act-1 Group is now 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. Founded by Janice in 1978, the ACT-1 Group is Largest privately-held, woman and minority owned workforce management company in the U.S. and currently operates in 19 countries, serving over 17,000 clients and 2,600 employees worldwide.

During an interview with BlackEnterprise.com,  Janice stated, “You have to think and act globally. No matter what the size of your business, no matter what the generation or iteration of your business, you are in a global business. We all compete globally—no matter what we manufacture, no matter what we deliver as a service or a solution, there is someone else in the world also doing that—and technology has brought us together into a single community.”

Janice also said that now is the best time to start a business because opportunities are ripe. “Whenever you have an economic situation that is weakened a bit, whenever you find societies are having challenges, you also have the opportunity to bring solutions people may not have thought about before and you can deliver in ways they’ve never been open to receive it,” she explains.

Janice will be honored for her considerable achievements in entrepreneurship at the 2016 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit, May 4–7, Loews Miami Hotel, Miami, Florida.

JBH Shares Key to Success with Tarrant County College Students 

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During her March 24, 2016 live speaker broadcast entitled ‘Creating Exponential Growth in Your Life’, ACT-1 Group Founder and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd spoke candidly with members of the Tarrant County College student body on topics that can help stand out now and well after they receive their diplomas.

Janice covered a lot of ground, going smoothly from dispensing advice on how to create in the global marketplace, to discussing skills diversification and how to navigate the digital landscape. She shared her experience as an employer when imparting wisdom on how to get noticed by the companies you want to work for, and as a CEO who started as a one-desk operation to make points on how to talk the real talk that closes the deal.

“Education is your key to freedom,” she said. ”You hould always have a plan of action when looking for a career – it is essential to be committed to timelines and goals. Goals without timelines are wishes.”

According to Janice, it is crucial for students to create a resume that can describe them and the value they bring to each specific employer: “A resume has to be written for every potential employer you see.” Job search can be frustrating and it’s not uncommon to send a resume out over 100 times.

Janice also assured her audience: If you have a presence on social media, future employers will check you out before an interview.  And it’s key that students reciprocate. “Researching the company’s background gives students significant knowledge about the employer before applying – in addition, good references and contacts are important for recommendations.”

“Never compromise who you are personally to become who you wish to be professionally,” she said. “No matter who signs your check, you write it.”

ACT-1 Group CEO, Mrs. Janice Bryant Howroyd, Wins 2016 Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award 

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TORRANCE, Calif., March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Act-1 Group is proud to announce that Mrs. Janice Bryant Howroyd is the recipient of Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) 2016 Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award. This annual award recognizes the accomplishments of SIA founder and former chairman, Peter Yessne, and is given to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in growing and developing the industry and in driving innovation and thought-leadership.

Mrs. Bryant Howroyd is the founder and CEO of The Act-1 Group, 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. In 1978, she began Act-1 with a single desk and phone line. Today, the company is an award-winning, international conglomerate that provides services under the highly respected brand names AppleOne, Agile-1, and A-Check Global.

“Recipients of the Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award are selected not only for their impact on the industry, but also on whether or not their leadership has stood the test of time,” said SIA president, Barry Asin. “For over three decades, Mrs. Bryant Howroyd has led her organization with a profound level of agility, consistently delivering new solutions and technologies to meet the demands of an ever-changing marketplace. Her endurance as a leader and innovator in the staffing industry is an inspiration to those around her.”

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by SIA with this prestigious award,” said Mrs. Bryant Howroyd. “The fundamental principles of leadership that have guided me throughout my career were gained through the example set by my parents long ago. I’ve learned that an unyielding pursuit of excellence is the key to lasting success in any business, regardless of the industry or country in which you operate. This award not only recognizes my own accomplishments, but also acknowledges the timeless wisdom on which they were based.”

Mrs. Bryant Howroyd received the 2016 Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award during SIA’s 25th annual Executive Forum on Wednesday, February 24 at the historic Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. This marks the eighth year for the award and the first year it has been presented to a woman.

About Staffing Industry Analysts

Founded in 1989, Staffing Industry Analysts is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.

About The Act-1 Group of Companies

The Act-1 Group is a global business and human resources leader that partners with Fortune 500 companies looking to optimize procurement and human capital management. The company operates in 19 countries, with over 17,000 clients and 2,600 employees worldwide. Privately held, the corporation bears the distinction of being the largest zero-debt, woman-owned workforce management company in the United States.

 

SOURCE: ACT-1 Group