Accepting Nominations for 2018-19

Momentum is now accepting nominations for the 2018-2019 executive leadership class. If you would like to nominate an outstanding woman for consideration, please ask her to fill out the application and list you as the nominator. Applicants may also self-nominate.

Why consider Momentum? Because it’s a leadership development experience beyond compare! Momentum has developed a truly unique program to advance qualified women into leadership roles in their companies and communities. Each year at our opening retreat, we ask the class if they have any doubts, fears or concerns. It’s quite common to hear:

  • Can I really spare a full day every month for training?
  • What if I get in and find out I’m not in the same league with the other participants?
  • I’ve already done lots of leadership training; is there anything new here to learn?
  • How will I benefit from learning from women when I work mostly with men?

Take a look at what our graduates say about their experience on the other side:

Margaret Ann Pyburn, Exec. VP, Cobbs Allen
Momentum Class 2017

“You do have time to devote to becoming a better leader, mentor, and parent. Plus, you now have 25 of the most incredible new life-long friends who will listen, encourage, and hold you accountable. You name it, you can do it. Momentum makes you a stronger, better person for Birmingham, your company and your industry.”


Mary Beth Briscoe , CFO University Hospital & UAB Medicine
Momentum Class 2017

“Participating in Momentum provided me with an opportunity to learn new leadership approaches, improve my professional development skills, and network with inspiring women leaders. This program equipped me with not only new skills but with a network of friends to support me along the way.”


Rosilyn E. Houston, SVP Talent & Culture, Chief Talent & Culture Executive, BBVA Compass
Momentum Class 2014

“Momentum gave me permission to breathe, literally, and exposed the powerful qualities that I possess as a woman and as a leader. I now lead with conviction, intentionality, and courage. I’m more confident in who I am, and add value to other aspiring women leaders by teaching what I have learned through the program. Momentum is the platform to transform aspiring leaders into world-changing leaders!”


Anne Marie Seibel, Partner, Bradley, Arant, Boult, Cummings
Momentum Class 2013

“As a professional woman actively managing work and home responsibilities, it is easy to become isolated. Momentum was a reminder that I was only one of many women in the community who were walking similar paths. I was immediately enriched by the experiences, advice, and life lessons of the talented women in my class. That experience allowed us to connect and develop bonds that will carry forward for years to come.”


Each year we receive many more applications than we can accept. Our selection committee strives for a broad range of organizations from different industries, as well as individuals with varied roles, backgrounds, ethnicity, and experiences. Participants will be notified of acceptance in June and classes will begin in September. All deferred applicants are strongly encouraged to reapply.

If you are considering advancing your career, developing leadership skills or know a woman who would benefit from Momentum, you can download the application here.


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