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Black Icon Awards & Success Panel

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Black Business Awards

The Black Icon Award

The Black Business Icon Award is an evening of honoring and celebrating excellence in the Black community as well as learning from business leaders that have achieved high levels of success.

The evening begins with a welcome reception that includes complimentary beer, wine, and food. It will be followed by our "Success Panel" of highly successful black entrepreneurs and professionals. The evening's moderator will begin by leading the discussion and then take questions from the audience. The main event of the evening follows the panel discussion as we give the Black Business Icon Award to Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder and chief executive officer of ACT-1 Group, the largest minority woman-owned employment agency in the world with offices in 75 cities worldwide and revenue over $1.8 Billion. Her client list includes top brands like Billboard, Ford Motor Company, Merck, Sempra Energy, and AT&T.

She is recognized as one of the richest Black Americans with a net worth of over $250 million and one of the top 10 blacks in business by Black Enterprise. Howroyd’s company placed third on the Black Enterprise magazine list of Top Black-Owned Industrial/Service Companies in America. Ms. Howroyd has also been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the BET.

Event details are below:

Date: March 27, 2014

Location: Howard University Engineering Building

2366 Sixth Street, NW

Washington, DC 20059

Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30PM

Cost: $40.00 Earlybird / $50 Regular (includes open bar & heavy hors d'oeuvres)


Janice Bryant Howroyd

- Founder and CEO of ACT-1 Group

- Largest woman minority owned employment agency in the world with revenues over $1.8 Billion and offices in 75 cities worldwide

- Recognized as one of the Top 20 Blacks In Business

- Recognized as one of the Top 20 Richest Black Americans (Over $250M)

- Entrepreneur of the Year by the BET

- Presidential Spirit Award Winner


Panelist To Be Announced Soon-

Our goal is to provide a forum for like-minded professionals to mix, mingle, and network as well as educating and inspiring participants to take action by featuring professionals, experts and visionaries from a variety of fields.

Part of the proceeds from tickets sold by our non-profit service and professional organization event partners will benefit their mission and the community in which we serve.

Attire: Professional or after work attire is required.


Howard University Engineering Building2366 Sixth Street, NWWashington DC 20059

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  • Mike R.

    Due to a scheduling conflict that recently arose, this event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the fall. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    March 25, 2014

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