Anita Darden Gardyne

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Technology business visionary Anita Darden Gardyne is an award-winning Black businesswoman with a personal mission of extending women’s careers, closing the pay equity gap faster, and creating thousands of living wage jobs. As CEO and Chairman of the Board of Onēva (, Gardyne combines her prowess as a trendsetter and trailblazer with this mission. Co-founded by Gardyne in 2014, Onēva reimagines the career for caregivers while providing an enticing and essential employer provided benefit to client employees. The certified Minority Owned Business offers an employer-provided technology platform that matches FBI background checked in-home care providers with employees to help them achieve greater work-life balance and peace of mind. Through the benefit, caregivers are able to carve their own schedule and pursue jobs that best match their skillset. Meanwhile, employees are comforted to know available caregivers have living FBI background checks, are fairly compensated and are trustworthy to care for elders, children, those with disabilities, pets and home needs.

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