ANAHEIM, Calif. — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke about the need for improved education and national security at the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit on Oct. 2.

Condoleezza Rice addresses PMA Fresh Summit

Pamela Riemenschneider

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice addresses members of the Produce Marketing Association during the Fresh Summit in Anaheim, Calif., on Oct. 2.

Rice told CNN's Frank Sesno at the lunch general session she believes the Iranian regime will collapse within the next five years and that the Obama administration must keep pressure on Iranian officials during negotiations to stop their nuclear program.

On the economy, Rice said the way to a solid recovery is through private sector innovation and job creation in order to prevent a jobless recovery.

"Private-sector led growth is what creates jobs," Rice said.

Rice spoke earlier in the day during PMA's sold out Fresh Perspective: Women's Leadership Event, where she encouraged women to seek out mentors and not be afraid of using their social network to advance their professional careers. Rice also said national immigration policy reform is needed.

The silent auction during the leadership event raised $17,200 for PMA's Foundation for Industry Talent.