UniversityofSouthAfrica Women
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This event occurred on
October 7, 2023
9:00am - 5:00pm SAST
(UTC +2hrs)
Pretoria, Gauteng
South Africa

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South Africa National State Theatre
320 Pretorius St, Pretoria Central
Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001
South Africa
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Anila Rondell Ricks-Cord

Doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board-certified OBGYN dedicated to empowering women to become their healthcare advocates.

Leslie Marie Sharpe

Is an ER Physician who has always accepted the challenge to accomplish what she was told she could not achieve and do so with all of the energy within her.

Meka Samm C Pryce

Earned a Naturopathic Medical Degree (NMD) from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, AZ. While in school, she was the founding V.P. of membership and charter member of the Natural Talkers (a Toastmaster’s International Club), V. President of her class, Student member of the Higher Learning Commission, elected student representative, and voting member of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association Board of Directors, the FL state representative for Naturopathic Public Awareness Campaign and the first student sales representative for Metagenics in which she developed the ‘Learning Lunch’ concept.

Millicent Wright Sweeting

Dr. Sweeting attended Valdosta State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and followed by a Master of Public Administration. She worked in the corporate management field for BellSouth Telecommunication for more than 15 years, then decided on a career change. She then obtained a Teacher Certification from Brenau University, which started her educational career. During this time, she obtained an Educational Specialist degree, followed by a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership K-12 from Argosy University. Dr. Sweeting went on to teach for two years in the Nassau County School District in Florida. During this tenure as an educator, she also served as the Exceptional Student Education Team Lead, and Department Coordinator, and was awarded Yulee Middle School Teacher of the Year, and Nassau County Teacher of the Year Finalist following her first year of teaching. She later joined the team of educators in Camden County School District in Georgia where she served for 10 years. She participated in several educational settings where she taught middle school language arts in the gifted and general education program for two years, then transitioned back to the special education program where she taught middle school language arts, math, science, and social studies. She also served as the Department Coordinator until her departure in 2014.

Nicole Bernard Washington

Board-certified psychiatrist, bestselling author, speaker, coach, and consultant. Dr. Nicole is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She received her undergraduate degree from Southern University and A&M College before moving to Oklahoma where she earned her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency in adult psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine. She received her Master's in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Pamela Jalarria Middleton

Pam Middleton is a medical doctor specializing in integrative pediatrics. Her pediatric patients refer to her as “Dr. Pam”. She has been practicing medicine since 1995. Dr. Pam was introduced to alternative medicine several years ago by a brilliant naturopathic physician who became her mentor. This began paradigm shifts that led her to integrate her traditional medical training with alternative therapies so that she could provide patients with “the best of both worlds”.

Raelanda Smith

Dr. Raelanda Smith, MD is a pediatrics specialist with over 26 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1997.

Terralon Cannon Knight

Board-certified family physician, speaker, and sought-after career coach. Experienced physician with a passion for serving medically underserved communities. Medical Director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry.

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