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Ultimate Medical Academy Celebrated Trailblazing Women Speakers

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) hosted two guest speakers aimed at inspiring team members with their accounts of being successful women in the business world. On March 18, Sonia Fuentes shared her experiences as the first female attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and co-founder of three influential women’s organizations. On March 30, Lindsey Walker offered her story of strength. She recounted her journey from a Stage IV cancer survivor to CEO of her own business, Walker + Associates Media Group.

UMA was delighted to host these motivational women speakers as an opportunity for team members to learn from their inspiring experiences and leadership.

The two women speakers featured by UMA
Featured speakers Lindsey Walker and Sonia Fuentes

“We are lucky to be surrounded by so many strong women at UMA. From our team members to our students, there is no shortage of strong, driven, uplifting women. I am proud we can celebrate them during Women’s History Month,” said Sabrina Griffith, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UMA. “I hope all of our team members see a little of themselves in these two courageous, trailblazing speakers.”

Fuentes was active in the creation of the second wave of the women’s movement. She co-founded the National Organization for Women (NOW), Federally Employed Women (FEW) and the Women’s Equality Action League (WEAL), in addition to her groundbreaking role with the EEOC. For her glass-shattering efforts, she received the Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award.

Walker used her tenacity and passion to grow her business, Walker + Associates Media Group. The company is a public relations agency focused on beauty, lifestyle and entertainment. She also authored Thriving Through the Storm, to provide inspiration for life’s toughest moments.

About Ultimate Medical Academy

Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) is an accredited, nonprofit educational institution that helps to meet that need by equipping and empowering students to do vital work at the heart of healthcare. In addition to offering diploma and degree programs, UMA works closely with healthcare companies to connect students directly to job opportunities.

Founded in 1994 and based in Tampa, Florida, UMA offers hands-on learning at its main campus in Clearwater, Florida as well as interactive programs through its online campus. The institution supports students through every step of their journey with access to academic support, interview and resume coaching, job search assistance, technical support and more.

UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. The continuing medical education programs are individually accredited and are not included within the institution’s grant of accreditation from ABHES.