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Momentum Momentum is committed to advancing women in leadership to positively impact business, culture, and politics in Alabama. In 2001, a group of dynamic, high-level leaders convened to discuss a means to elevate the professional potential of women throughout the State of Alabama.
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Momentum has been changing the landscape of possibilities for aspiring executive women ever since, developing their leadership skills and increasing their numbers, effectiveness and visibility. In turn, these women shape policy in their organizations and communities, impacting hundreds of women in their workplace and local networks. They become mentors to emerging leaders. Some take their seats on

Momentum has been changing the landscape of possibilities for aspiring executive women ever since, developing their leadership skills and increasing their numbers, effectiveness and visibility. In turn, these women shape policy in their organizations and communities, impacting hundreds of women in their workplace and local networks. They become mentors to emerging leaders. Some take their seats on

The number of inspirational leaders within the Momentum circle is continually growing.  Our network encourages each othe...
07/14/2021

The number of inspirational leaders within the Momentum circle is continually growing. Our network encourages each other to be our very best!

The number of inspirational leaders within the Momentum circle is continually growing. Our network encourages each other to be our very best!

Need a little inspiration? These very successful women have risen to the top of their companies!
07/13/2021
10 female CEOs that are leading the business world in 2021

Need a little inspiration? These very successful women have risen to the top of their companies!

What do Bumble, YouTube and Oracle have in common? They’re all led by some of this generation’s most talented female CEOs. Here’s how they got their start in the game and fought their way to the top of their companies.

Let's keep moving forward together.  #mondaymotivation
07/12/2021

Let's keep moving forward together. #mondaymotivation

Let's keep moving forward together. #mondaymotivation

The Momentum Alumnae Program (MAP) is comprised of Momentum graduates who work to advocate for women’s leadership in the...
07/09/2021
Join or Renew Membership - Momentum

The Momentum Alumnae Program (MAP) is comprised of Momentum graduates who work to advocate for women’s leadership in the state of Alabama. To date, Momentum alumnae represent over 70 business, non-profit, and public service entities.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, Momentum is sustained via alumnae membership dues, Honor Roll memberships, corporate donations, and grants. Truly, the continuation of the Momentum program is only made possible through MAP financial support.*

Follow the link below to learn more about the benefits of MAP membership, and thank you for giving back to help support Momentum's mission.

Join or Renew Membership Momentum Alumnae Program (MAP) is comprised of Momentum graduates who work to advocate for women’s leadership in the state of Alabama. To date, Momentum alumnae (nearly 350 executive women) represent over 70 business, non-profit and public service entities. As a 501(c)(3) ...

"For women wanting to excel in their careers it can often feel like it’s at the expense of our families, but with Jennif...
07/08/2021

"For women wanting to excel in their careers it can often feel like it’s at the expense of our families, but with Jennifer’s help I have begun to refocus my time management so that I may still act as a leader in my volunteer activities, develop in my career, and enjoy my time as a new mom." —Devyn Gilmer, Momentum Mentee

How many women are in the same position as Devyn, trying to achieve a balance between family, career, and personal commitments? Wearing many hats every single day is not an easy task. Devyn was able to refocus with the help of her mentor Jennifer Shaw's experienced insight.

Maybe you are struggling to keep the plates spinning in the air? Consider being matched with someone who has been there!

"For women wanting to excel in their careers it can often feel like it’s at the expense of our families, but with Jennifer’s help I have begun to refocus my time management so that I may still act as a leader in my volunteer activities, develop in my career, and enjoy my time as a new mom." —Devyn Gilmer, Momentum Mentee

How many women are in the same position as Devyn, trying to achieve a balance between family, career, and personal commitments? Wearing many hats every single day is not an easy task. Devyn was able to refocus with the help of her mentor Jennifer Shaw's experienced insight.

Maybe you are struggling to keep the plates spinning in the air? Consider being matched with someone who has been there!

Zonta International is an organization that believes in making the world a better place by empowering women in a support...
07/07/2021

Zonta International is an organization that believes in making the world a better place by empowering women in a supportive community of like-minded professionals from diverse countries and cultures.

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships were initially funded by a 1998 bequest from Jane M. Klausman, a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York. They are awarded to women of any age pursuing undergraduate or master’s degrees in various business-related fields at accredited institutions. Applications must be submitted through a local Zonta Club. The deadline for 2021 applications submitted through the Birmingham, Alabama club was June 30, 2021, BUT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2021.

For an application form and for more information about joining Zonta, click below or reach out to the Zonta Club of Birmingham.

https://www.zonta.org/Web/Our_Programs/Education/Women_in_Business_Scholarship/Web/Programs/Education/Women_in_Business_Scholarship.aspx?hkey=5fb4f07a-f30d-42ad-bb53-7cb802f1eb7c

Zonta International is an organization that believes in making the world a better place by empowering women in a supportive community of like-minded professionals from diverse countries and cultures.

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships were initially funded by a 1998 bequest from Jane M. Klausman, a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York. They are awarded to women of any age pursuing undergraduate or master’s degrees in various business-related fields at accredited institutions. Applications must be submitted through a local Zonta Club. The deadline for 2021 applications submitted through the Birmingham, Alabama club was June 30, 2021, BUT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2021.

For an application form and for more information about joining Zonta, click below or reach out to the Zonta Club of Birmingham.

https://www.zonta.org/Web/Our_Programs/Education/Women_in_Business_Scholarship/Web/Programs/Education/Women_in_Business_Scholarship.aspx?hkey=5fb4f07a-f30d-42ad-bb53-7cb802f1eb7c

⬆️The Upward early-career program leverages Momentum’s expertise and alumnae network to develop the next generation of t...
07/06/2021

⬆️The Upward early-career program leverages Momentum’s expertise and alumnae network to develop the next generation of talented leadership.

➡️Upward is delivered in half-day sessions over a nine-month period from February to October. Program sessions are interactive, classroom-style, and facilitated by training professionals and Momentum alumnae.

💻If you or someone you know is a perfect fit for our Upward Program, apply soon! Applications for the next class are due August 31, 2021. Link in bio to apply on our website.

⬆️The Upward early-career program leverages Momentum’s expertise and alumnae network to develop the next generation of talented leadership.

➡️Upward is delivered in half-day sessions over a nine-month period from February to October. Program sessions are interactive, classroom-style, and facilitated by training professionals and Momentum alumnae.

💻If you or someone you know is a perfect fit for our Upward Program, apply soon! Applications for the next class are due August 31, 2021. Link in bio to apply on our website.

🇺🇸Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸
07/04/2021

🇺🇸Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸

🇺🇸Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸

#FlashbackFriday to Momentum Vision 2020 Conference.  Remember this inspirational session with the one and only Hillary ...
07/02/2021

#FlashbackFriday to Momentum Vision 2020 Conference. Remember this inspirational session with the one and only Hillary Wicht?

Here's a reminder: It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. Cultivate confidence. Stand in your truth. Step into your greatest vision of yourself. How? By mastering one of the most important tools of mega successful people: your voice.

Read more about our conferences on our website, momentumleaders.com.

#FlashbackFriday to Momentum Vision 2020 Conference. Remember this inspirational session with the one and only Hillary Wicht?

Here's a reminder: It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. Cultivate confidence. Stand in your truth. Step into your greatest vision of yourself. How? By mastering one of the most important tools of mega successful people: your voice.

Read more about our conferences on our website, momentumleaders.com.

Think mentoring is limited to meeting with someone a few times to help direct your path through your career? Think again...
07/01/2021
Co-mentoring Through the Decades - Momentum

Think mentoring is limited to meeting with someone a few times to help direct your path through your career? Think again. Many of Momentum's mentoring matches have developed meaningful relationships and are still connected beyond the dedicated time period set by the program. This article on the Momentum blog shares more about what mentors and mentees are saying about the program. Is it time for you to sign up?

Each Executive and Upward class is split into co-mentoring groups, which consist of a diverse selection of women leaders in Birmingham. If you are interested in finding a mentor, Momentum has a free matching program. Some of our groups have been connected for over a decade. Tricia Kirk, Katherine Bl...

Our Class 18 Executive Retreat allowed time for co-mentoring groups.  What a blessing to have the support of one another...
06/30/2021

Our Class 18 Executive Retreat allowed time for co-mentoring groups. What a blessing to have the support of one another!

Our Class 18 Executive Retreat allowed time for co-mentoring groups. What a blessing to have the support of one another!

Are you beginning a career and aspiring to become a leader? Returning to the workforce after an extended absence? The Mo...
06/29/2021
Join one of the most powerful women's networks in Alabama—apply by Aug. 31

Are you beginning a career and aspiring to become a leader? Returning to the workforce after an extended absence?

The Momentum Upward Early Career Program may just be the ticket to advancing your leadership skills!

Get the answers to your questions about Upward and learn what the program entails in this recent article published by Bham Now - Birmingham’s modern media. Applications are due August 31.

🚀If you're a woman at the early stage of your career, you need to know about Momentum's Upward Program. 👀⬇️

Especially during a crisis, leadership is crucial to success. Are you using your talents for more? To do more, to be mor...
06/28/2021

Especially during a crisis, leadership is crucial to success. Are you using your talents for more? To do more, to be more, grow more? Let’s inspire others!

#mondaymotivation

Especially during a crisis, leadership is crucial to success. Are you using your talents for more? To do more, to be more, grow more? Let’s inspire others!

#mondaymotivation

We are thankful to have such quality sponsors like Regions Bank whose support helps keep our programs and events in moti...
06/25/2021

We are thankful to have such quality sponsors like Regions Bank whose support helps keep our programs and events in motion to make a difference in Alabama and beyond. They continue to encourage excellence in every area they reach. We appreciate all of our generous sponsors!

Looking for a way to make an impact this summer? Take time for volunteer activities like helping out at the Humane Society, working with community cleanup programs, or starting a warm-weather supply drive for food banks and shelters.

TODAY, Thursday, June 24, from 12-1 pm, hear from three distinguished Momentum leaders how their companies are preparing...
06/24/2021

TODAY, Thursday, June 24, from 12-1 pm, hear from three distinguished Momentum leaders how their companies are preparing their teams to thrive in a post-pandemic workplace. We'll discuss the pros and cons of remote work, returning to work, and hybrid solutions.

Christy Thomas, CFO & EVP of Administration, Milo's Tea Company , Elizabeth Hamlin, VP Associate Services, BCBS of Alabama, and Wendy Evesque, EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Protective Life will be joining us!

Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMucO2sqT4jGdMaVMu1Wud5SShM3UbR1AlH

TODAY, Thursday, June 24, from 12-1 pm, hear from three distinguished Momentum leaders how their companies are preparing their teams to thrive in a post-pandemic workplace. We'll discuss the pros and cons of remote work, returning to work, and hybrid solutions.

Christy Thomas, CFO & EVP of Administration, Milo's Tea Company , Elizabeth Hamlin, VP Associate Services, BCBS of Alabama, and Wendy Evesque, EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Protective Life will be joining us!

Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMucO2sqT4jGdMaVMu1Wud5SShM3UbR1AlH

The Historic Red Ore Express launched a walking audio tour this week to tell the story of Birmingham—how it was founded ...
06/23/2021
The Historic Red Ore Express: New, free historic audio tour launches

The Historic Red Ore Express launched a walking audio tour this week to tell the story of Birmingham—how it was founded and how it quickly became one of the country's largest producers of iron and steel. This tour will not only tell you about places and timelines but will also share about the people who made Birmingham from workers to artists to educators and civil rights leaders.

For more information, check out their page— Historic Red Ore Express.

Jumpstart your personal growth to the next level by applying to our Upward Early-Career Leadership program. The Upward E...
06/22/2021

Jumpstart your personal growth to the next level by applying to our Upward Early-Career Leadership program.

The Upward Early-Career program leverages Momentum’s expertise and alumnae network to develop the next generation of talented leadership.

Upward is delivered in half-day sessions over a nine-month period from February to October. Program sessions are interactive, classroom-style, and facilitated by training professionals and Momentum alumnae.

In between sessions, participants will complete assignments, meet with their co-mentoring group, and enjoy networking opportunities with experienced senior leaders.

For more information and to apply: https://momentumleaders.org/early-career-leadership/apply/

Jumpstart your personal growth to the next level by applying to our Upward Early-Career Leadership program.

The Upward Early-Career program leverages Momentum’s expertise and alumnae network to develop the next generation of talented leadership.

Upward is delivered in half-day sessions over a nine-month period from February to October. Program sessions are interactive, classroom-style, and facilitated by training professionals and Momentum alumnae.

In between sessions, participants will complete assignments, meet with their co-mentoring group, and enjoy networking opportunities with experienced senior leaders.

For more information and to apply: https://momentumleaders.org/early-career-leadership/apply/

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there—both our fathers and the ones raising the next generation!
06/20/2021

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there—both our fathers and the ones raising the next generation!

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there—both our fathers and the ones raising the next generation!

"Juneteenth is officially a federal holiday. On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed a bill into law commemorating June ...
06/18/2021
Juneteenth is now an official federal holiday

"Juneteenth is officially a federal holiday. On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed a bill into law commemorating June 19, which marks the true end of slavery in the U.S., as a federal holiday."

May each of us take a moment to reflect on the importance of this day, and celebrate complete freedom for our country.

Juneteenth is officially a federal holiday. On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed a bill into law commemorating June 19, which marks the true end of slavery in the U.S., as a federal holiday. "This is a day of profound weight and profound power," Biden said at the signing ceremony, calling it a da...

Dr. Cheri Canon, Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology, UAB School of Medicine, past President of the Momentum Bo...
06/17/2021
Dr. Cheri Canon is a 2020 Woman of Impact

Dr. Cheri Canon, Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology, UAB School of Medicine, past President of the Momentum Board of Directors, Class 5 Alumna and Momentum Trailblazer Level Honor Roll Donor, is very active with Momentum, in our local community as well as on the national stage. She is an advocate of diversity and has a passion for leading others. Kudos to her for also being named a 2020 Yellowhammer News Woman of Impact.

Thank you Dr. Canon for all you have done for Momentum! We are so grateful for all that you do. Read on in the Yellowhammer News to learn more about her passions.

Dr. Cheri Canon is much more than an award-winning doctor specializing in diagnostic radiology at the University of Alabama at

In June, we're celebrating Pride Month with two incredible speakers. First, we'll feature recent executive class 18 alum...
06/16/2021

In June, we're celebrating Pride Month with two incredible speakers. First, we'll feature recent executive class 18 alumna Dr. Lindsay Sutton, founder of Two Ravens, an innovation consulting firm specializing in research, development, and engagement. She works as the Lead Behavioral Designer & Business Strategist there. She is also the founder of Tech Equals, Central Alabama's first LGBTQ+ professional organization for tech and tech adjacent industries.

We'll also feature Eva Kendrick, who was the Alabama State Director for the Human Rights Campaign, which serves as America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ+ equality. She is now the Executive Director of the Alabama Alliance, a nonprofit organization working to support statewide civic engagement, participatory democracy, and advocacy strategies and programs through a coordinated network of nonprofit partner organizations.

"Observing this past month of May where we celebrated Mental Health Awareness, it is vital to reflect on the general sta...
06/15/2021
May Showers Bring Summer Flowers - Momentum

"Observing this past month of May where we celebrated Mental Health Awareness, it is vital to reflect on the general state of wellness impacted by the pandemic and quarantine. We do not want to labor into another disparaging article about the statistical impacts that sudden loss, sustained periods of doubt and uncertainty, and isolation (among other effects) have had on our health outlook. Instead, we want to encourage you to remember the incredible obstacles we have overcome through the course of quarantine 2020, as we return to a semblance of what our life was before."

Read on in our most recent blog post below:

Reflect on May's Mental Health month with us, and read about our inspiring collective resilience over the past year and a half, as we enter a new

🙌 #mondaymotivation
06/14/2021

🙌 #mondaymotivation

🙌 #mondaymotivation

Sheryl Kimerling, Trailblazer Level Honor Roll Supporter and Momentum Class 2 Alumna, has been a community advocate for ...
06/11/2021
Unsung Heroes | Portico Eastern Shore

Sheryl Kimerling, Trailblazer Level Honor Roll Supporter and Momentum Class 2 Alumna, has been a community advocate for a very long time. We want to recognize her support for Momentum and also for her work in the community.

This past article from Portico highlights where Sheryl and her husband, Jon, have been actively making a difference.

Thank you for your example and your generosity, Sheryl!

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Since 2002, Momentum has been changing the landscape of possibilities for women in leadership throughout the state of Alabama. We know that where women lead, communities succeed. Through rigorous leadership classes, educational community events, an extensive mentoring network, and a powerful alumnae base, Momentum is advancing women in leadership, effectiveness and visibility.

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