Three-Tier Mentoring Components:

  • A pool of highly respected, experienced senior leaders drawn from Momentum’s advisory board and beyond serve as one-to-one Senior Mentors to participants.
  • Experiences are structured to allow for Peer-to-Peer mentoring while using and reinforcing talents existing among class participants.
  • The investment continues as alumnae participate in the Alumnae Mentoring project, a key component of Momentum, reinforcing and further disseminating their leadership skills to younger women.

If you are a young professional or college woman in need of a one-to-one mentoring relationship and wish to be matched with a one-to-one mentor from the Momentum Alumnae, please complete this form and  email to

Please send in your request to be considered for the 2017 mentoring project by December 8, 2017.  The mentoring relationship will begin January 2018 and end by June 2018.


Momentum thanks our Senior Mentors for providing guidance and leadership.

Past and current Momentum Senior Mentors include the following.
*titles and companies may not reflect current standing

Bryding Adams
Executive Director
Alabama School of Fine Arts

Dr. Ruth C. Ash
Alabama Deputy Superintendent
Alabama Department of Education

Leann Barr
Director, Human Resources Division

Tommie Cummings
Frost Cummings LLP

Gayle Cunningham
Executive Director

Dr. Virginia Gauld
Vice President of Student Affairs, Retired

Ellyn Grady
Senior Vice President. Agency Relations & Allocations
United Way of Central Alabama

Rebecca Hatcher
President & Owner
Hatcher Design

Ann Huckstep
Lange Simpson Robinson & Somerville LLP


Dr. Jeanetta Keller
Chief Learning & System Support Officer
UAB Health System

Penny Manuel
Regional CIO
Southern Company Services, Inc.

Ann McMillan

Susan McWilliams
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dianne Mooney
Vice President & Executive Director, Retired
Southern Progress Corporation

Kimberly S. Patterson
VP & Chief HR Officer
Hornbeck Offshore Operators LLC

Joan Perry
Vice President
PHP Communications

Bentina Terry
General Counsel & VP
Southern Company

Virginia Williams
Director of Development
City of Hoover