Businesswoman, educator and one of America’s most successful female entrepreneurs, Janice Bryant Howroyd, will speak at Cal State San Bernardino on Thursday, Jan. 30.
“A Conversation and Book Signing with Janice Bryant Howroyd” will feature Howroyd talking about her latest book “Acting Up: Winning in Business and Life Using Down-Home Wisdom” and sharing more about how she grew her multi-billion dollar enterprise The ActOne Group.
“We are delighted to have Ms. Howroyd come to campus to share her thoughts and experiences in life and in business with our students, faculty, staff and the members of the communities we serve,” said CSUSB President Tomás Morales. “Janice is a true visionary with the ability and resolve to effect meaningful change. We are fortunate to consider her a cherished friend of Cal State San Bernardino.”
Paulette Brown-Hinds ’90, founder of Voice Media Ventures and the second-generation publisher of The Black Voice News, will serve as moderator. The event will be held at the university’s Santos Manuel Student Union from 5-7 p.m. and is sponsored by the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration.
Howroyd is the founder and chief executive officer of the ActOne Group, a global leader providing customized cutting-edge solutions in the human resources industry. The ActOne Group is a multi-billion-dollar (USD) award-­winning, international Talent and Talent Technology enterprise with multiple divisions that each service unique areas of employment and provide talent management solutions.
Howroyd is currently No. 39 on Forbes list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. In 2014, she was recognized by Black Enterprise as the first black woman to own and operate a billion‐dollar company. She was BET’s first-ever BET Honors Entrepreneur of the Year and has received Black Enterprise’s Business of the Year award. In 2013, she was appointed a USA Ambassador of Energy at the White House.
In May 2016 she received a key presidential appointment by President Barack Obama as a member of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In 2017, Howroyd was appointed to the Federal Communications Commission’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE).
She is also the author of “The Art of Work.”
Howroyd has invested millions of dollars in creating the industry’s most advanced technology and talent platform serving the ever-changing utility, energy and broadband communication space.
Her vision, as an industry leader, is fostering connectivity between these sectors giving competitive advantage to clients engaged in cyclical markets. Her understanding of global market demographics and trends has made her a highly sought-after ambassador, speaker and commentator on global business issues.
In the hallway of her headquarters hangs a painting inspired by the U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown vs. the Board of Education, which outlawed school segregation, because, she says, “I’m a product of that energy.”
Her mantra is “Never compromise who you are personally to become who you wish to be professionally.”
For more information and to RSVP for the event, visit the event web page, “A Conversation and Book Signing with Janice Bryant Howroyd,” or call (909) 537-5005 by Jan. 24.