"Empowering people is a blessing and a responsibility."
Founder and CEO, Janice Bryant Howroyd, is a North Carolina native who 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 and Strategic, Inclusive Procurement.
Mrs. Howroyd’s commitment to excellence has grown ACT•1 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.