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Entrepreneur Being Honored By 10th Anniversary Eddy Awards
September 2005

Los Angeles businesswoman Janice Bryant Howroyd




Los Angeles September 29, 2005 Founder and CEO of ACT1 Group, is an honoree for the 10th Anniversary Eddy Awards on Monday, October 24, at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

ACT1 Group, a consortium of human resource services companies leads the largest woman-owned staffing agency in the U.S. ACT1 ranks nationally as one of the top 15 staffing companies. With branch offices located across the country, ACT1 employs some 300 direct hire workers and manages the placement of more that 65,000 temporary workers in the entertainment, technical, clerical, engineering, accounting and professional services.

The Eddy Awards were introduced by the LAEDC in 1996 to celebrate business and community leaders who demonstrate exceptional contributions to positive economic development in the region. Prior honorees include Liam McGee, Bank of America; Monica Lozano, La Opinin; George Deukmejian, 35th Governor of California to name a few.

Ms. Bryant Howroyd this year received the Spirit of American Enterprise Presidential Award (2005) at the Whitehouse Inaugural Celebration. She has been twice named by the Star Group as one of the 50 Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World the first African-American woman honored.

Beyond her success in business and civic affairs, Ms. Bryant Howroyd carries her enthusiasm for strong communities into her concern for educational advancement in underserved communities. This past year, Ms. Howroyd has given $10 million to support student aid programs in the USC College of Letter, Arts and Sciences. Empowering people is a blessing and responsibility, said Bryant.

Ms. Howroyd has appeared on numerous television shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Tavis Smiley Show. She will be featured on Ebonys Magazine November 2005 issue.

Press Contact:
Chuck Pearson
ACT•1 Group
Director of Marketing
(310) 750-3400
cpearson@act-1.com

 

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