2016 MOMENTUM Leadership Conference Wrap Up

by | Apr 5, 2016 | Momentum News

The 3rd biennial MOMENTUM Leadership Conference was a sell-out success. MOMENTUM thanks the conference steering committee, who worked many months to plan and produce this outstanding conference and everyone who attended and participated in this 2-day event.

What People are Saying…

IMG_7991This was a fantastic opportunity to surround myself with successful women. In a male dominated industry that is a rare treat.”

“Exceptional Day. Keynotes were outstanding. Breakout sessions were well organized and informative. Professional organized.”

“The CEO session was amazing and it was so empowering to be in the room with them and hear their backgrounds on how they were successful in different industries.”

“The speakers and moderator were excellent. It was enlightening and inspiring to hear the varying perspectives of BD1_0084each of the panelists. I did not want the session to end.’

“I learned that networking is not about being pushy or bothering someone but about connecting and helping others.”

“Helped to show how to learn about our own blind spots and how they prevent us from being inclusive.”

IMG_7997“Super informative and inspiring! I am taking charge of my health today!”

“Lots of great sharing of ideas, and hopefully a LinkedIn group will develop from it so that we can share resources in Birmingham.”



Take-aways from Keynote Speakers

Judge Glenda Hatchett

“When opportunities present themselves, don’t hesitate to take them. There is always more to come.”

HatchettStageThinking about what I can do to better myself and my community. I went home from the conference and cleaned out my closets to give clothing to a donation center to help children and women. Really motivated.”

“Be involved. Be yourself. Speak up. Speak out.”



Diana Nyad

“BY FAR the best inspirational presentation I have ever seen!”NyadStage

“Keep your eye on that one thing you have always wanted to do. Have a support system. Everyone needs a team.”

“Everyone has a story. The quicker you overcome your setbacks the farther you would go.”



Links to 2016 Conference in the News

AL.com “Wrestling with Self-Doubt as a Woman in Business” by Rosilyn Houston

Al.com “Why Diversity in the Workplace is Good for All of Us” by Barbara Royal

Al.com “The Importance of Finding the Right Mentor” by Vickie Saxon



Conference Steering Committee

First row L to R:  Sherry Logsdon, Regions Bank; Nan Priest, St. Vincent’s Health System; Cindi Vice, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama; Vickie Saxon, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama; Joy Carter, ACIPCO;  Ronnelle Stewart, Brookwood Baptist Health System; Debra Miller, Ken Chapman & Associates

Second row L to R:  Barbara Royal, MOMENTUM; Jennifer Buettner, Southern Company; Liz Hyde, Hyde Engineering; Tracy Thompson, Bradley, Arant, Boult Cummings; April Benetollo, Daxko; Michelle Lax, Vulcan Materials Company;  Connie Pruitt, retired, UAB;  Tina Upshaw, MOMENTUM; Joy Godsey, MOMENTUM; Cheryl Ross, MOMENTUM

Pictured separately:

Agnes Chappell pic

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Judge Agnes Chappell     Becci Hart                        Rosilyn Houston
City of Birmingham         Intermark Group            BBVA Compass

cara ross

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Cara Ross                           Meredith Smith
Vulcan Materials Co.       Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC

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