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91. From Secretary to Billion Dollar Business Owner: What I’ve Learned About Finding Customers, Managing Teams & Economic Uncertainty with Janice Bryant Howroyd
Episode 9125th April 2020 • the bossbabe podcast • bossbabe
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We’re joined by Janice Bryant Howroyd, the first African-American woman billionaire and founder and CEO of The ActOne Group, a multi-billion dollar global enterprise providing workforce solutions. Janice is the definition of an unapologetically ambitious woman who lives by her mantra to “Never compromise who you are personally to become who wish to be professionally.” 

What started as humble beginnings as a secretary for her brother-in-law’s company, turned into an opportunity that led Janice on a path of entrepreneurship. We’re diving deep into the obstacles that she has overcome, including economic uncertainty and global hardships that are relevant now more than ever before. Tune in as Janice shares her entrepreneurial journey and the lessons she’s learned along the way.  

This episode is brought to you by ELLE, iconic lifestyle brand, and the world’s largest women’s fashion magazine. We partnered with ELLE for their 75th anniversary to celebrate women entrepreneurship. Learn more about this partnership at

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