Continuing & Expanding the Conversation

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Parlous Times

October 16, 2020


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The ARDX Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is proud to host the 13th Annual Women’s Wellness Celebration (WWC), virtually, on October 16, 2020 where we will Expand the Conversation in order to take better care of our mental health during parlous times!


This virtual conference will provide discussions to help women of all ages become inspired and empowered in making mental wellness a top priority for themselves, their family, and for generations to come. Historically, the WWC draws a diverse audience of over 200 organizations and individuals including military, clinical, corporate employees, healthcare workers, educators, faith based, retirees, government employees, consultants, and community leaders.

Conference Topics. The ARDX Foundation will continue to provide innovative researchers, professional experts, advocates, and individuals with mental and physical health experiences for the conference topic areas listed below. Considering the current state of our world, these topics are focused on relevant issues of women and their families.

  1. Stress Management
  2. Relationship & Mental Wellness (Getting Through a Crisis…How to Maintain Healthy Relationships)
  3. Business Operations & Mental Wellness (Maintaining Wellness in Business and the Uncertain Economy
  4. Holistic Choices for Lifelong Health

Continuing Educational Approval from NASW Virginia Chapter pending for 4 CEU Credit Hours.

This year’s Keynote Speaker is the ARDX Foundation’s Founder, Dr. Angela D. Reddix, CEO of ARDX, XDRA, Founder & Chair of Envision Lead, Grow and author of the newly released book: Envision, Lead, Grow—Releasing the Boss Within!

“It is almost impossible to put into words the feeling you will have during and after the conference – it was indeed life changing,”

M. Jenkins

"Speaking to a room full of powerful women last year about building Trauma Informed Communities, I shared various statistics and explained that women experience trauma differently than men. This raised awareness and empowered women to take action for themselves and their families."

P. Wong

"I received key information about the available resources within the Hampton Roads Community to support my extended family and to expand my knowledge of the 'stigma' surrounding mental health."

Cheryl Johnson-Stokes

Friday, October 16, 2020

  • 10:00 a.m.
    Opening Plenary Session
  • 10:30 a.m.-10:40 a.m.
    Entertainment -The Laugh Therapist
  • 10:45 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
    Breakout Session I
  • 11:00 a.m.-11:10 a.m.
    Breakout Session II
  • 11:15 a.m.-11:25 a.m.
    Breakout Session III
  • 11:30 a.m.-11:40 a.m.
    Breakout Session IV
  • 11:45 am -11:50 pm
  • 11:55 a.m.
    Keynote Speaker, Founder Dr. Angela Reddix
  • 12:30 p.m.
    Conference Closing/Exhibitor Expo
Past Conference Keynote Speakers
Karen E. Osborne
The ARDX Foundation was honored to have Karen E. Osborne, philanthropist and author of “Getting it Right”, as the keynote speaker for the 10th Annual Women’s Wellness Celebration. Her novel was declared a”2017 Summer Must Read” by Essence Magazine. This book explores grit, and resilience, evolving definitions of race and family, and the ultimate power of redemption and forgiveness.
Darryl "DMC" McDaniels
The ARDX Foundation was honored to have Darryl “DMC” McDaniels as the keynote speaker for our 11th Annual Women’s Wellness Celebration. McDaniels, who is most well known as a founding member of the pioneering hip hop trio Run-DMC, has been profoundly open about his personal journey with mental health issues, including addiction depression, and recovery.
Dr. Stacie Otey-Scott

The ARDX Foundation was honored  to have Dr. Stacie Otey-Scott, Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as the keynote speaker for our 12th Annual Women’s Wellness Celebration. Her experience includes time spent as a Primary Care Psychologist for Portsmouth and Ghent Family Medicine, practices with Eastern Virginia Medical School, a joint appointment as an Assistant Professor at EVMS in the departments of Family & Community Medicine and Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, and Assistant Professor in the school of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University. Her focus: Finding Mental Wellness through Community & Relationships… We are Better Together.

At the ARDX Foundation, our goal is to shine a light on the importance of mental and behavioral wellness and to serve as advocates, partners, educators, mentors, and change agents. We believe in the power of volunteer service and are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our most vulnerable populations, including women, youth, and the elderly living in disadvantaged communities.

We are committed to creating initiatives and providing resources that transform the lives of women and their families, enabling them to make their own mental wellness a top priority.

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