Janice Bryant Howroyd
Janice Bryant Howroyd, or “JBH” as her inner circle often refers to her, learned early in her life that it does take a village to raise a child. Her commitment to working to ensure educational opportunities for all and to supporting women in business are central to how she leads, and to how she lives. JBH couples community service with business service, saying “One cannot effectively lead without passionately serving.” JBH insists on quality of service, innovation and staying true to company values. Her success has taken her and the ActOne Group from boardrooms, to the floor of the U.S. Senate, to a presidential appointment, to being sought by international organizations who seek to garner her influence to change government policy.
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Adapted from The Art of Work: How to Make Work, Work For You! The supreme intelligence is my strength, all of my weaknesses are forgiven. I forgive everybody and I forgive myself; therefore, only good comes into my life. Understanding that everything that has happened...
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