Founder and CEO of Nation’s Largest Minority, Women-Owned Employment Agency to Speak at Cal State San Bernardino


By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley) – Groundbreaking entrepreneur Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO and founder of ACT•1 Group and the first African American woman to own a billion-dollar company, is the keynote speaker at this year’s 2015 Inland Prosperity Conference on Saturday, March 28, at Cal State San Bernardino.

A leader in talent and resource management solutions, Howroyd will share her “Seven Keys to Business Success” that helped her build a small employment agency into a $1.4 billion-dollar international powerhouse. The first 50 attendees will receive a copy of Howroyd’s book, “The Art of Work: How to Make Work, Work for You.”

Accomplished entrepreneurs, authors, and leaders will lead three panel discussions on “The Power of Profitability,” “Taking the Leap to Achieve Your Dreams,” and an interactive session on “Technology Time Savers and Money Makers.” Parking is free and admission includes a light breakfast and buffet lunch.

The 2015 Inland Prosperity Conference is sponsored by Bank of America and presented by California State University, San Bernardino, the university’s College of Business and Public Administration, the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley Women’s Business Centers and the Latino Business Students’ Association.

The Inland Prosperity Conference runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center.

Online early-bird registration is $47 until March 10. Registration increases to $77 on March 11. Vendor space and sponsorships are also available. For registration or additional information, visit the IEWBC website at or call Nicole Kinney (909) 890-1242.

The Inland Empire and Coachella Valley Women’s Business Centers are programs of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship at Cal State San Bernardino. Housed in CSUSB’s College of Business and Public Administration, IECE, which administers the program in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration, is inland Southern California’s leading organization dedicated to supporting and promoting entrepreneurship. The IEWBC provides business counseling, training and mentoring designed for women business owners.

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the University’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit

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