Reddix Rules Fund

The ARDX® Foundation and ELG Management present the

Reddix Rules Fund™: Creating a Millionaire

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.

Helping Women Conquer the Pandemic

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.

Dr. Angela Reddix is celebrating 15 years in business this year of 2021. In honor of those 15 years in business and to celebrate the second year of the Reddix Rules Fund™, Dr. Angela Reddix is giving back once again to female entrepreneurs. This year, the Reddix Rules Fund™ will consist of a 10-hour entrepreneurship program, 10 hours of mental wellness coaching to build resilience, and monetary awards valued at $20,000, with a pitch competition finale.

This year’s program will change lives through mentorship, training and knowledge. The Reddix Rules Fund™ is powered by some dynamic sponsors-EBONY/ JET, Forbes Business Council. Grow with Google, Atlantic Union Bank, KW Brown Ministries, Bannister Nissan, Dr. SOS, and others! Congratulations to the 10 selected participants!

COHORT #2: Creating a Millionaire

Anna Peoples

Peoples Pharmacy LLC

Cristal Spellman

Plaza Bakery LLC

Gina Stukes

Crescendo Muzic Group

Janice Miles

Hijocor Technologies

Johnna Coleman-Yates

The Coleman Yates Group

Kristina Walden-Hillard

Soul Stir Tea & Wellness LLC

Monique McEachin

Paperie by MJ LLC

Stephanie Onyeayana

Kingdom Cleaning & Janitorial Service Inc

Tara McGee

Staff 4 U, Inc.

Tremaine Wills

Mind Over Money

On May 20, 2021 these ten women met at the mountaintop to start the road to becoming a millionaire. The new cohort celebrated at Mount Trashmore with a warm welcome and their official Boarding Pass.

Stay tuned to follow the cohort on the journey!

Throughout the program, the participants will learn from experts, meet with mentors, and build the emotional strength necessary to succeed in business. The culmination will be the pitch competition, where the winning participant will receive $10,000, with additional prizes for the runner-ups.

The commencement ceremony will celebrate the success of these women at The Signet Event Center on September 10, with a keynote address from Michele Thornton Ghee, CEO of EBONY/ JET.

Continue to check for updates to purchase your ticket to this event!

Michele Thornton Ghee


testimonials from the Cohort…

THANK YOU to our 2021 Community Partners & Supporters