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Janice Bryant Howroyd on The Tavis Smiley Show
May 2004

Los Angeles, CA - (May 6, 2004) ACT•1 Founder and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd shares the secrets of her success in a guest appearance on the highly-acclaimed PBS series, The Tavis Smiley Show (airing weeknights 11 PM PST and 12 AM EST).

Howroyd candidly discusses her path from Tarboro, North Carolina to her current reign as owner of the largest certified black woman-owned staffing company in the United States, with current income projections for 2004 estimated in the excess of $520 million. Growing up with 10 siblings gave her the best training for being organized and how to make decisions quickly. Those abilities, along with parents who instilled a strong entrepreneurial spirit within the family unit, have paid off handsomely. Ms. Howroyd now employs 300 direct hire employees and 65,000 temporary employees nationwide. 

Ms. Howroyd also sets the record straight on the role of her family within ACT •1. "In order for any of my brothers or sisters to be hired by ACT•1, they must first be successful in their own individual professions, and they must have had at least three promotions within a previous corporate structure. I'm not in the business of just employing family. Each of my family members plays a crucial role in the success of ACT•1 with their expertise."

Ms. Howroyd has a strong faith and knows that much is expected from those who receive a lot. By sponsoring students at historically black colleges and universities, including her own alma mater North Carolina A&T State University, Ms. Howroyd helps to create the next generation of businessmen and businesswomen.

 

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


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