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Janice Bryant Howroyd is the Founder and CEO of the ACT•1 Group, a global leader in deploying talent and resource management solutions. A North Carolina native, Janice left her hometown in 1976 armed with $900. Since then, she has dedicated her efforts to building an organization that is committed to keeping the humanity in human resources. She is a strong advocate for balance of education and entrepreneurship in the workforce. Active industry involvement gives her a unique understanding of the challenges faced by global workers and business owners alike. Her expertise on the subjects of workforce optimization and entrepreneurship has made her a much sought-after speaker. She is also the author of The Art of Work: How to Make Work, Work for You!, in which she distills over 30 years of experience into a work/life balance guide for individuals wishing to further their personal and professional success.