Sunday, March 19, 2017

Envision Lead Grow

Angela D. Reddix, president and CEO of ARDX, a multi-million dollar healthcare management and technology consulting company based in Norfolk, is offering a series of workshops for teen Girl Scouts at A Place for Girls, the regional Girl Scout program center, that focus on how to become a successful entrepreneur. She is using her vision to give the future generation of girls a helping hand as she launches a new endeavor – the Envision Lead Grow (ELG) nonprofit. The mission of the nonprofit is to break the cycle of poverty for 1,000 girls in underserved communities in the U.S. each year. Angela is determined to help them build their futures through entrepreneurship. She is also determined to earn her doctorate in organizational development while making a difference.

“It’s not how your life starts, it’s how you end your life,” Reddix said to the 20-plus girls who attended the first of four workshops on March 4.

Her inspiring story of how she took charge of opportunities given to her inspired the girls to get out of their comfort zones and share their own life journeys. Reddix told them that confidence and caring about themselves is key to any success in life.

ELG will be taking a similar workshop similar to the one shared with Girl Scouts on the road this summer. Reddix is collaborating with colleges and community groups in six cities to deliver the program. Girl Scouts going through ELG program are receiving a tailored version to help them meet requirements for the Girl Scout Entrepreneurship badge.

“Partnering with Girl Scouts is smart on so many fronts,” Reddix said. “As a donor and supporter, I want to invest in organizations that are change agents and that’s how I see Girl Scouts.”

In addition to the workshops, Reddix is also offering free online webinars for teen girls that focus on helping them gain confidence through business skills. The hour-long webinars are designed to bring together girls between the ages of 13 and 19. Visit for details of upcoming webinars. Upcoming webinars will be held at 7 p.m. on April 27 and May 25.