Janice Bryant Howroyd joins The PhD Project as the organization opens its 16th year of working to diversify the talent pool for American businesses by diversifying the faculty of the business schools where that talent is developed. Ms. Howroyd is founder of The Act.1Group, the nation’s leader in staffing and workforce solutions. The Act.1Group is the largest woman and minority owned human capital and talent management organization in the world, with technology and service delivery throughout North America, Western Europe and India.
“Janice Bryant Howroyd has long brought her energy, enthusiasm and insights to the goal of increased diversity in American business. We are delighted that she will now bring the same qualities to our effort toward diversifying business school faculties,” said Dennis Reigle, Chairman of The PhD Project board and Director of Academic & Career Development for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
The PhD Project recently announced the appointment of the 1000th minority professor in a US business school, more than tripling the number of minority business faculty since the Project’s start in 1994.
PhD Project President Bernard Milano said, “Janice is one of America’s leading CEOs, and she is a widely recognized and highly respected figure on college campuses and at corporate headquarters across the country. She is a welcome and valuable addition to our board, and we look forward to working with her.”
Ms. Howroyd serves on the boards of numerous prominent organizations in the business, academic and civic sectors including the Minority Business RoundTable; Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE); Women’s Leadership Board of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Board of Trustees, North Carolina A&T State University; the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and many others. She is the author of The Art of Work: How To Make Work, Work For You.”
The PhD Project was created to address the severe under-representation of African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans in top management positions. By increasing the diversity of faculty, The PhD Project: 1) attracts and encourages minorities to pursue business degrees, 2) provides more diverse applicants for positions in management, and 3) better prepares all business students for today’s multicultural work environment.
Some of America’s top companies and academic organizations support The PhD Project. They are: KPMG Foundation, Graduate Management Admission Council, Citi Foundation, AACSB International, AICPA, State Street Foundation/State Street Corporation, Goldman Sachs & Co., JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Diversity Inc., The Merck Company Foundation, Dow Chemical Company, Dixon Hughes PLLC, John Deere Foundation, Rockwell Collins, ACT-1 Group, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Microsoft Corporation, California State University System, CIGNA, American Marketing Association, Western Union Foundation, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Also, over 200 universities provide financial support to The Project.
To view a video regarding the 1,000th professor, please visit: http://www.diversityinc.com/content/1757/article/6298/?.
For more information visit: http://www.phdproject.org.