Janice is the first black female to own a billion dollar business in the US. With less than $2,000, she built her human resources company into a leading global employment organization. She used lessons and values learnt from how her parents raised her and her ten siblings to help her along the way. Janice was able to make changes in her company to keep pace with the changing world of work.
Why you should book Janice Howroyd for your next event
- She shares her life lessons and suggestions on how to become successful. She is also an advocate of the importance of believing you can achieve and allowing yourself to dream.
- Janice will show you how to empower your employees by having clearly defined goals, meaningful work, a supportive team and allowing people to work independently. These elements of empowerment will make your team and your company more successful.
- She shares tips on how to succeed in any career from asking the right questions to showing up for appointments on time and being properly prepared.
Janice Bryant Howroyd was born in 1952 in North Carolina, the fourth of eleven children. After obtaining a degree in English (later a master’s and PhD), she moved to California and took a temporary job as a secretary. With no previous office experience, she transformed the office by putting filing systems and other systems into place to make the office run more efficiently. The knowledge she used was the way her parents organized her and her siblings by teamwork, mentoring and making something out of very little. She would use these early life lessons to build, sustain and innovate her employment company.
On the advice of her former boss, Janice started her own company, Act*1, in 1978. Her determination, personality and natural organizational abilities are what has made her company into a multibillion dollar global success. She is an advocate of ‘keeping the humanity in human resources’ shown by the importance she places on prospective employees being the center of all that she does. Janice was also able to innovate into new areas as the employment market changed and to create new companies to supply the needs of her clients. She is one of the leading women entrepreneurs in the world with a string of awards and two best selling books.
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