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How I built a billion dollar business

Janice Bryant Howroyd went from living in the segregated south of the US to becoming the first African-American woman to run a billion dollar company.

Janice Bryant Howroyd became the first African-American woman to build a billion dollar business. Growing up in the segregated south of the US, she struggled to find a good job so she launched her own human resources company. It was a decision that would add her name to the history books.

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Picture: Janice Bryant Howroyd
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