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A passionate mentor and advisor to the next generation of young girls and women, Dr. Angela D. Reddix ('90) is a leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world. Her own entrepreneurial drive led to the formation of ARDX, a multimillion-dollar, award-winning healthcare management and IT consulting firm with approximately 100 employees dedicated to improving the lives of our nation’s most vulnerable populations.

Reddix is also the founder of Envision Lead Grow, a Norfolk-based nonprofit organization for aspiring girls to gain the critical skills and dedication needed to accomplish their dreams through entrepreneurship. She is the author of two books, Envision Lead Grow: Releasing the Boss Within and Business Success Secrets: Entrepreneurial Thinking That Works.

Committed to lifelong learning and achievement, Reddix is a TEDx speaker, a Forbes Business Council Member and an Associate Professor of Business and Director of Norfolk State University’s Hodge Center. Her unique ability to inspire greatness through the lessons of her own story has earned Reddix a coveted position on Old Dominion University’s Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame and numerous awards for her achievements. As a trusted community leader, she serves as a member of the CIVIC Leadership Institute, the Women Presidents’ Organization, Old Dominion University’s Experiential Learning Task Force, and Old Dominion University’s Economic Development Catalyst Task Force. She is also board member and trustee to various local organizations.

During the COVID-19 global health crisis, Reddix supported female entrepreneurs through a grant called The Reddix Rules Fund. This grant assisted small women-owned businesses that were not fortunate enough to receive benefits from the Payroll Protection Plan and denied self-employment benefits.

  • Undergraduate activities at JMU: Black Student Alliance
  • Education: B.B.A. marketing, James Madison University; M.A. organizational development, Bowie State University; Certificate of Healthcare Compliance, The George Washington University; Ph.D. business, Oklahoma State University
  • Favorite JMU event to attend now: Homecoming
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