Women of Color Business Summit Keynote Speaker

Janice Bryant HowroydJanice Bryant Howroyd

Founder & CEO, ActOne Group

Janice Bryant Howroyd is a businesswoman, entrepreneur, educator, author, mentor, Presidential special appointee, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The ActOne Group. The ActOne Group is a multi-billion dollar, award- winning, international talent and talent technology enterprise with multiple divisions that serve all areas of employment and provide total talent management solutions. The ActOne Group, founded by Janice in 1978, now operates in 32 countries. Janice has made significant investments to create the industry’s most advanced technology and talent platform to serve the ever-changing business needs across industry platforms. Her vision as an industry leader is to foster connectivity between these sectors providing a competitive advantage to clients. Her understanding of global market demographics and trends has made her a highly sought after ambassador, speaker, and commentator on global business issues. Motivated by the supportive environments of her own youth, JBH believes people perform best when their personal strengths are developed and challenged. By contributing to education, entrepreneurship, and economic development, JBH is doing more than giving back, she is creating a future that includes everyone. As she says, “Growing a global business is all about doing something good for the world.”

WBLC Planning Team

2021 Women Business Leaders Conference Planning Team

Gaby King Morse
President & CEO
Center for Women & Enterprise
Martha Engle 
Development Coordinator
Center for Women & Enterprise
Hana Lasell
Marketing Manager
Center for Women & Enterprise
Michelle Miller
VP Program Operations
Center for Women & Enterprise
Jennie Murphy
Samantha Pevear
Digital Manager & Program Coordinator - Central MA
Center for Women & Enterprise
Mickey Riendeau
VP Marketing, Technology & Operations
Center for Women & Enterprise

Kimberly E. Zouzoua
VP Strategic Partnerships
Center for Women & Enterprise


2021 Women of Color Business Summit Planning Committee

Tracy Bennefield
Branch Manager
JocCole "JC" Burton
Founder & CEO
Maven Construction
Cecelia Chung
CEO & Founder
Little Celebrations Rentals
Erinn Corbett-Wright
Vice President, Charitable Foundation Program Manager
TD Bank
Musau Dibinga
OrigiNations Cultural Arts Center
Marième Doukouré-Amoa
Procurement Director – Global IT Infrastructure – CRVPM
State Street
Rashele Dudley
Vice President, Business Operations
State Street
Vicky Gray
CEO & Founder
New Chapter Home Improvement
Johanna Tejada
Portfolio Development Officer
Eastern Bank
Lizeth Velez
Founder & CEO
LJV Development
Kimberly E. Zouzoua
VP Strategic Partnerships
Center for Women & Enterprise