ANGELA D. REDDIX
Founder, CEO and president, ARDX; founder, Envision Lead Grow, Norfolk
Getting ARDX up and running was not a 9-to-5 job. “It took saying ‘yes’ when others said ‘no,’” says Reddix, who founded her health care management and IT consulting firm in 2006. Her years of heavy lifting paid off, and ARDX has won more than $200 million in government contracts and is planning a $2.4 million facility expansion in Norfolk.
A James Madison University alum who was named to Old Dominion University’s Strome Entrepreneurial Center Hall of Fame, Reddix wants to leave behind a legacy of excellence and service. Through her Norfolk nonprofit, Envision Lead Grow, she also hopes to help girls, especially girls of color, overcome long odds to become successful entrepreneurs. “The notion of privilege is real,” Reddix says, but through Envision Lead Grow, she intends to show that “little girls with little means can still reach their dreams.”
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