Continuing & Expanding the Conversation

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Parlous Times

October 16, 2020

Back By Popular Demand, the ARDX Foundation’s Virtual Women’s Wellness Celebration will have two additional viewings!

Tuesday, October 27th from 4 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 29th from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.


Registration: Donation

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.

Help us to shine the light on mental wellness by making a donation today!

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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!

"I loved the flow from one speaker to the next, the presentation of each speaker, adding The Laugh Therapist and the music was an excellent idea. It provided a release and definitely helped especially in the times that we are in."

Joyce Freeman

"All of the presentations were powerful and insightful!!!!"

Marlene BrightOffice of the Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney

"I love how well organized it was!! How informative!! One would forget that this was virtual!! Feeling of really being connected!"

Shylene ThoroughgoodSocial Worker - Retired

"I love the competence of the speakers, and the variety of the presenters from musicians to vocalist... it was beautiful!"

Katheryn HallVirginia Department of Corrections

Tuesday, October 27th

  • 4:00 p.m.
    Opening Plenary Session
  • 4:30 p.m.-4:40 p.m.
    Entertainment -The Laugh Therapist
  • 4:45 p.m.-4:55 p.m.
    Breakout Session I
  • 5:00 p.m.-5:10 p.m.
    Breakout Session II
  • 5:15 p.m.-5:25 p.m.
    Breakout Session III
  • 5:30 p.m.-5:40 a.m.
    Breakout Session IV
  • 5:45 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
  • 5:55 p.m.
    Keynote Speaker, Founder Dr. Angela Reddix
  • 6:30 p.m.
    Conference Closing/Exhibitor Expo

Thursday, October 29th

  • 6:30 p.m.
    Opening Plenary Session
  • 7:00 p.m.-7:10 p.m.
    Entertainment -The Laugh Therapist
  • 7:15 p.m.-7:25 p.m.
    Breakout Session I
  • 7:30 p.m.-7:40 p.m.
    Breakout Session II
  • 7:45 p.m.-7:55 p.m.
    Breakout Session III
  • 8:00 p.m.-8:10 a.m.
    Breakout Session IV
  • 8:15 p.m.-8:20 p.m.
  • 8:25 p.m.
    Keynote Speaker, Founder Dr. Angela Reddix
  • 9:00 p.m.
    Conference Closing/Exhibitor Expo

Thank You To Our 2020 Annual Women’s Wellness Celebration Sponsored By Towne Bank!

The ARDX Foundation our goal is to shine the light on mental wellness. We accomplish this by creating initiatives and providing resources that transform the lives of not only women, but others in vulnerable populations. We are honored to have the support of all area organizations that are helping us with this effort!

Premier Sponsor

Relationships & Mental Wellness Sponsor

START Program Level Sponsors

Healthcare Academy Level Sponsors

Past Conference Keynote Speakers
Dr. Robin L. Smith
Dr. Robin is a licensed Psychologist and ordained minister with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, who has worked with Fortune 100 and 500 companies, sports and entertainment professionals to offer conflict management, diversity and inclusion training, executive performance coaching and more. An experienced media and television personality, she is the author of several books including the New York Times #1 best-selling Lies at the Altar: The Truth About Great Marriages. Her other titles include Inspirational Vitamins: A Guide to Personal Empowerment and the soulful memoir, Hungry: The Truth About Being Full. She has appeared and shared her expertise on news and entertainment television programs including, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, NBC’s The Today Show, The Fox News Channel, The Queen Latifah Show, Anderson Cooper, and as the Therapist-in-Residence on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
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.