Without Fail

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Smart Out Loud: How Janice Bryant Howroyd Learned to Own Her Brilliance

November 12, 2018

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Show Notes

Janice Bryant Howroyd’s company started in the front of a rug shop with just a phone, a fax machine, and a lot of hustle. 40 years later, that company is a huge multinational serving some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies in the world. It earns over a billion dollars in revenue, making Janice the first African-American woman to start and run a billion dollar business. But her journey to CEO wasn’t an easy one. Janice talks with Alex about the people who encouraged her down that path, and her realization that being brilliant and owning your brilliance are two different things.

Janice Bryant Howroyd is the founder and CEO of the Act One Group.
 
Without Fail is hosted by Alex Blumberg. It is produced by Sarah Platt and edited by Alex Blumberg, Devon Taylor and Nazanin Rafsanjani. Jarret Floyd and Peter Leonard mixed the episode. Music by Bobby Lord.