2020 Conference Recap and the New Normal

How fortunate we were that the Momentum Vision 2020 conference got to the finish line, that most attendees were still able to come, and the majority were able to stay through until the end. There was a lot of elbow bumping over handshakes, and it was super difficult to refrain from hugging our friends. Whether you were able to attend or had to sit this one out, we want to make sure you have some Momentum in your next steps, even during this new normal of social distancing and remote working.


So if you missed the conference all together, or you attended but couldn’t get to all of the keynotes, sessions, and Expo Hall, here are 10 ways you can keep the Momentum going:

  1. Review the conference materials for each individual session in the conference app.
  2. Think about each session you did attend and how you can ACT (Apply Change Teach) what you learned.
  3. Explore the blog posts and articles on D&I from opening keynote Risha Grant, and repost at least one with your own thoughts. Bonus: Order Risha’s book That’s B.S. (Bias Synapse)
  4. Check out morning keynote Hillary Wicht’s TedTalk on voice and gender.
  5. Watch this 16-min video that hits the highlights of Robyn Benincasa’s keynote on building successful teams. Bonus: Order Robyn’s New York Times best-selling book How Winning Works. 
  6. Take mini-breaks throughout your day to watch the 2-minute videos of our five Woman of Impact Award Honorees (click their photos for a bio and link to their Award Video.) What inspiration, right here in Alabama!
  7. Check out the resources from Social U on managing your social media presence.
  8. Request a mentor from the Momentum Mentor Matching network. You can also sign up to BE a mentor here.
  9. Follow Momentum on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for more news and events impacting professional women.
  10. Pay it forward to help support Momentum and the advancement of women in leadership. Text “ML2020” to the number 41411 to give.


Over the next few weeks of social distancing due to COVID-19, our small Momentum team will carry on! We are working remotely, with each person rotating into the office once a week. We are exploring options for hosting our leadership series via webinar, holding virtual classes, and rescheduling some our celebrations.

These difficult times require extraordinary leadership, and we know women are a great source of strength, reason, and resilience for their families and communities!

Check back in for tips on  staying sane, productive, and connected during the critical few weeks ahead.

Stay healthy,

The Momentum Team

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