Sharifah Hardie


Sharifah Hardie is a business consultant, talk show host and serial entrepreneur. Hardie is Editor-In-Chief at Long Beach Black News and Co-Founder of the Black Business CoOp. Hardie was a candidate for California State Senate District 33 in the 2024 general election and intends to run for California Governor in the 2026 election.

Hardie is Host of Ask Sharifah VideocastPodcast, and the weekly talk show “The Round Table Talk Show” airing Wednesdays at Noon. Hardie is the author of Signs You Might Be An Entrepreneur and the ebook, Everything You Need to Know About Social Media Marketing.

Hardie previously served as the President at the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce for the Long Beach Area, and was a Long Beach City Council Candidate in the 2020 March 3rd Primary Election.


Sharifah built her first website in 1994, and has had an online presence ever since. She has hosted multiple podcasts since the initial launch of “Ask Sharifah Radio” back in 2009 on Blog Talk Radio. She was laid off 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 30 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.

Sharifah served a key role as a Consultant and as Director of Marketing of Punch TV Studios. As such, she assisted the company to expand its reach, gain national exposure and raise millions of dollars in its Initial Public Offering (IPO). In addition, to the success Sharifah experienced at Punch TV Studios, she has consulted with countless other businesses.

Sharifah has been able to harness the power of the Internet to build successful businesses since the 90s. Her innovative style brings fresh ideas to the ever-changing landscape of business, technology, entertainment, media, marketing and advertising. She is an expert at raising capital, being able to take calculated risks to design new levels of recognition and acceptance for the businesses she works with and creating positive change in the lives that she touches!