Sharifah Hardie was raised in South Central Los Angeles, but now calls Long Beach, CA home. After her run for Long Beach City Council in the 2020 election, Sharifah decided to further her political journey by running for CA Senate in the 2024 Primary Election.

Sharifah is a business consultant, author, talk show host, influencer and a diversity, equity and inclusion expert, President of the Black Chamber of Commerce – Long Beach Area and an influencer. Sharifah built her first website in 1994, has had an online presence ever since and is passionate about business.

Sharifah was laid off over 8 times, yet didn’t quit. She used the experience and knowledge she gained working for these companies to benefit the businesses she now consults.

With over twenty five years of business experience, Sharifah Hardie has positioned herself to become one of the top executives in entertainment, business, politics and a person on the rise.