Founder and CEO of The Act•1 Group, a global leader providing customized cutting-edge solutions in the human resources industry, Janice Bryant Howroyd was recognized by Black Enterprise as the first black woman to own and operate a billion-dollar company, and is currently No. 39 on Forbes’ list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. In 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. The Act•1 Group was recently listed by Los Angeles Business Journal as the fourth-largest woman-run company in Los Angeles.