Act•1 Group CEO Featured on BET for Women's History Month
To celebrate Women’s History Month, BET.com interviewed AppleOne and the Act•1 Group CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd and is featuring her on their Web site throughout the month of March. Just last year, Janice won the Entrepreneur Award during the prestigious ‘2008 BET Honors’ event. Other luminaries recognized that evening included The Honorable Maxine Waters, Richard Parsons, Alicia Keys, Dr. Cornel West, and Tyra Banks
Janice had always said, “Jobs don’t have futures; people do!” In 1978, she decided to invest her meager savings into this belief. Now, just over three decades later, Janice heads up the largest minority, woman-owned employment agency in the nation. As proud as she is of this achievement, Janice is also 100% committed to her many other roles; among them are that of a woman, an African American, a wife, a mother, a mentor and an author.
Her upcoming book, ‘The Art of Work’, is her way of sharing the wealth of experiences and insights. These insights range from her early observations as a young girl marveling at her mother’s courage and wisdom, to more recent lessons gleaned from her personal observations, interactions and introspection.
In her BET.com article, writer Angel Elliott says Janice “inspires women and young girls across the world who dare to dream for a better future and refuse to take no for an answer.” Reading Janice’s thoughts on the roles of women, our new First Lady, her commitment to employees and employers alike and how we can all take charge of our lives, we have to agree with Ms. Elliott. While being honored as a woman of distinction, Janice’s story provides inspiration to people of all ages and genders.