Dr. Angela D. Reddix is an award-winning business woman, USA Today & Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author, TEDx speaker, Forbes Business Council Member, and Director of the Hodge Center for Entrepreneurship at Norfolk State University. Dr. Reddix has grown her healthcare management and IT consulting firm into a multi-million-dollar operation with approximately 100 employees with 15 years in business.
In the midst of the global health crisis COVID-19, Dr. Angela Reddix is once again taking the lead to support female entrepreneurs through a grant called the Reddix Rules Fund. This grant is intended to assist women of color-owned small businesses, giving them the opportunity to thrive as successful business owners and leaders.
According to an October 2020 article in Forbes magazine, Black women make up 42% of new women-owned businesses. We will continue creating history by increasing the number. However, the article also shared the brutal impact of COVID-19 citing 41% of Black-owned businesses had failed, compared to 17% of white-owned businesses. It’s time to change that narrative and keep WOC-owned businesses flourishing. Faced with the possibilities of closing businesses, owners have had to reinvent themselves and or change their trajectory with little or no resources.