Janice Bryant Howroyd is founder and CEO of ActOne Group, the 19th-largest staffing firm in the US. Howroyd believes “one cannot effectively lead without passionately serving.” In 2016, she was appointed by former President Barack Obama to 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. She serves on boards at Harvard, USC and her alma mater, North Carolina A&T State University. Her accomplishments and financial support, both personal and professional, are inspired by her deep faith and love of family.