NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk State University’s Dr. Angela Reddix was honored Monday after being named to EBONY Magazine’s Power 100 List for 2021.
The annual list honors achievements of Black Americans across multiple fields, from business and sports to activism and media. Others featured this year include Jada Pinkett-Smith, Shaquille O’Neal, and Hampton Roads’ Timbaland.
Reddix, the director of the Hodge Center for Entrepreneurship at Norfolk State, was named an innovation leader. In addition to her work at NSU, Reddix also owns a bustling health care management and IT consulting firm and runs a non-profit entrepreneurship program for teen girls called Envision Lead Grow.
Reddix was honored at the Chrysler Museum of Art on Monday before EBONY’s ceremony in Los Angeles on Oct. 23. She received accolades from Gov. Ralph Northam, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, and the mayors of Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
In the Chrysler Museum’s garden,
Reddix told 10 On Your Side she is thrilled to represent Hampton Roads on the red carpet in Los Angeles this weekend.
“I am called to be in the marketplace to demonstrate in business that business is more than the revenue. Business is about providing opportunities for options,” she said.
Reddix has made headlines with her tireless efforts to help girls and women grow into the nation’s next generation of entrepreneurs.
Virginia Beach native and super-producer Timbaland was also honored by Ebony Magazine.