At Their Peaks: Top African-American Women CEOs

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Janice Bryant Howroyd

The founder and CEO of Act One Personnel Services, Janice Bryant Howroyd started the company  in 1978 with just $1,500. Today Act One is worth a reported $500 million and provides staffing solutions for corporations across the U.S. In fact it is said to be the largest certified woman minority-owned staffing company in the nation. Known as a visionary and pioneer among black women in business, Howroyd stands by the belief that people do their best work when their personal strengths are both nurtured and challenged.

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