Presenting... ONYX MAGAZINE’S SEVENTH ANNUAL WOMEN ON THE MOVE
The Alfond Inn, 300 New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL.
Friday, March 18, 2022
Join us for one of the most prestigious celebrations to honor Black women–ONYX Magazine’s Women on the Move! This event celebrates trailblazers who positively impact their communities and professions. We proudly recognize their accomplishments.
For the seventh consecutive year, ONYX Magazine and its sponsors will acknowledge Florida's most influential Black women in business, education, government, media, and nonprofit. We recognize these women for their tireless efforts in their professions and communities and we are honored to name them among a group of phenomenal women.
2022 WOTM Keynote Speaker:
Hospital President, Baptist Medical Center South
Nicole Thomas, F.A.C.E., the hospital president of Baptist Medical Center South, is the first woman named a hospital president in Baptist Health history. She is responsible for the operational and strategic direction of the second-largest hospital in the health system.
Previously, Thomas had executive responsibility for Baptist M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Baptist Neurological Institute. She is one of “Modern Healthcare” magazine’s Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare and one of 50 Great African Americans in Health Care to Know by “Becker’s Hospital Review.”
Thomas joined Baptist Health in 2001 as vice president of Operations and Specialty Services. Prior to that, she served as assistant vice president of Physician Operations for St. Luke’s Episcopal Health system in Houston, and as an operations administrator at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville.
Growing up in a Houston neighborhood challenged with poverty and crime, Thomas's family was determined she would have a better life. She attended a health professions-focused magnet high school where she worked as a dental assistant.
Thomas received a received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Administration from Dillard University in New Orleans graduating magna cum laude. She also has a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Minority Merit Scholar and Institute for Diversity in Healthcare Management Scholarship recipient.
Women on the Move celebrates trailblazers who have served to make a difference in their communities. These powerful women have shattered glass ceilings, achieved their full potential and paved the way for others in their chosen professions.
Our Women on the Move Honorees embody the spirit and resilience of their predecessors–women like Vice President Kamala Harris, Cicely Tyson, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Oprah Winfrey, Former First Lady Michelle Obama and others.
ONYX Magazine, the premier publication that celebrates Black achievement throughout Florida, recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans and those of the African diaspora.