Janice Bryant Howroyd will share how to lead with equality, prepare for a resilient office return, & maximize the value of education.
About this Event
Janice Bryant Howroyd is CEO of ActOne Group, the largest minority/woman owned personnel enterprise in North America. She is known as one of the most prominent corporate leaders in culture, diversity, & equality. She is also revered for her commitment to mentorship for innovators, entrepreneurs, & aspiring leaders worldwide.
Throughout her influential career developing an international talent agency & talent technology, she became the first African American woman to build & own a multi-billion dollar award-winning organization. She is an undeniable trailblazer, who has pushed the boundaries to reach extreme depths in both her personal & professional achievements.
Please join us for this very special virtual edition of our Founders' Leadership Series, an intimate fireside chat + Live Q&A featuring Janice Bryant Howroyd. Don't miss this opportunity to engage directly with JBH!
Topics we will explore include:
Leading with equality - innovate & reset culture in your company.
The value of mentorship, especially in recovering economies.
Resilient strategies & trends for working from home & returning to the office.
How JBH prioritize's her work-life balance successfully.
OUR SPECIAL GUEST
Janice Bryant Howroyd
Founder & CEO of The ActOne Group
Janice Bryant Howroyd - affectionately known as JBH - is an entrepreneur, educator, author, mentor, Presidential special appointee, Founder, & Chief Executive Officer of the ActOne Group. As the leader of a multi-billion dollar (USA$), award-winning, international workforce management & technology enterprise, JBH is passionate about what we can accomplish when we invest in women & women-owned businesses.
Born in North Carolina, JBH is one of 11 children & credits her parents for instilling in her the strong values that fueled her success. Guided by their example, Janice turned a small investment from her mother into a billion dollar business. From navigating prejudice to being first to act when COVID-19 became a business reality, JBH has exemplified what it means to provide strong leadership under pressure. Through it all, she has provided commonsense wisdom & real-world guidance not only for her own businesses, but as a well-respected influencer with followers around the world. Through it all, she has never wavered from her professional mantra: Never compromise who you are personally to become who you wish to be professionally.
Over the years, JBH has received numerous accolades for her professional accomplishments including being featured in Forbes Magazine as one of America's Richest Self-Made Women & being named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Black Enterprise recognized JBH as the first black woman to own & operate a billion-dollar company, she was BET's first BET Honors Entrepreneur of the Year, & has received the Black Enterprise's Business of the Year award. CNBC has identified her as being a game-changer in business & finance & Ebony Magazine has included JBH on their list of Power 100 Most Influential African Americans.
Her reputation as a well-respected advocate for women & minorities led President Barack Obama to appoint JBH to serve on the Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges & Universities. JBH was also asked to sit on the Federal Communications Commission's Advisory Committee on Diversity & Digital Empowerment (ACDDE) to encourage women & minorities to create digital enterprises.
JBH & the WBE share the belief that diversity promotes innovation, opens doors, & creates partnerships that fuel economies. WBE's commitment to provide women with the tools they need to succeed led her to accept a seat on the Women's Business Enterprise National Council. She also sits on the boards of WeConnect International & the Women Presidents' Organization. Her presence on several economic development boards (Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, WBENC Global Business Committee, among others) provide the opportunity for JBH to further champion women-owned businesses. In a cause near & dear to her, JBH also serves as a board member for Girls in Tech, a non-profit dedicated to eliminating the gender gap in tech & to create STEM opportunities for women.
Motivated by disparities of community economics & molded by the supportive home environment of her own youth, JBH believes people perform best when their personal strengths are developed & challenged. By investing in women-owned businesses, JBH is doing more than giving back, she is creating a future that includes everyone. Her accomplishments, both personal & professional, are inspired by her deep faith & love for her family. As she often says, One cannot effectively lead without passionately serving.
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About Our Founders' Leadership Series
The Founders' Leadership Series at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is a movement by leaders for leaders. Our speakers are getting to the heart of the drive, mindset, & skills needed to overcome challenges & fuel a personal journey to success. Throughout COVID-19, we will have a special focus around overcoming insurmountable obstacles, gaining clarity amongst chaos, & focusing inward to find strength.