Momentum Leadership Series

Momentum has expanded our leadership development beyond the executive leadership and early-career leadership programs we offer. Starting in 2019, Momentum began hosting a quarterly leadership series. These events give professional women (and men!) the opportunity to participate in extraordinary professional development at a very affordable cost. Now everyone can get some Momentum!


We are currently planning our 2019-2020 program year. Our first leadership series will be held in October. Look for an announcement later this summer about the speaker, topic, date and venue!

In the meantime, here’s a recap of some of our events from the 2018-19 program year.

Power Up! Summer Intern Leadership Program Was High Energy

June 14th, 2019

Summer is a time for students, and this year Momentum teamed up with Alabama Power to host a half-day of professional development, designed especially for college student interns.

The day got started with a four-person panel featuring senior-level women from Alabama Power, Protective Life, and Regions Bank. Following the panel, Momentum alumnae and managers from Southern Company hosted round-table discussions on ten different topics, such as negotiation, work-life management, and career progression.

The event was the brainchild of Giuli Biondi Williams, campus recruiter for Southern Company. She approached Momentum about partnering for the event. Momentum decided to incorporate the idea into the quarterly Momentum Leadership Series.

With the combined resources of Alabama Power and the Momentum alumnae network on the event logistics, such as the event space, speakers, content, marketing and registration came together in just a under a month. All 120 seats filled in just two weeks. Our future leaders are clearly ready to jump-start their careers! Participants came from companies large and small, such as Protective Life,  Encompass Health, Regions Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, UAB, Brasfield & Gorrie, Oakworth Capital,  Pack Health, and Peritus PR, just to name a few.


Thanks to the generous support of Alabama Power and all of Momentum’s program sponsors, there was no cost to attend the event.

Event organizers have already received great feedback from participants:

“Friday’s professional development event was amazing. Thank you for working with Guili to make it possible. I love the mission of Momentum and the intentional investment in women. My favorite part was getting to hear from the panel of women and then hearing interns ask in depth questions. I am always excited for new opportunities to network and I look forward to future events with Momentum.”

“This event was a great professional development opportunity as well as a great networking opportunity. I’m so thankful I got to meet so many women who have the same aspirations as I do!”

“I loved the panel and the panelists! From a college-aged, about-to-graduate-and-start-her-career, female intern, I thought it was very interesting and noteworthy to listen to other female leaders that have been working for a long time who had advice and stories to give. Listening to real workplace advice from real leaders is inspiring!”

Boost Your Confidence When It Counts

January 16, 2019

What does it take to maintain confidence in times of stress? Dr. Melnick is the best-selling author of ” Success Under Stress: Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive When the Pressure’s On” and “Confidence when it Counts: Rise Above Self Criticism and Bias for Next Level Opportunities.”

Dr. Melnick’s tools are informed by 10 years of research at Harvard Medical School and field tested by over 22,000 trainees. Dr. Melnick’s advice has been featured on Forbes, Fox News, Huffington Post, CBS, AmexOPEN, Smart Briefs for Entrepreneurs, WebMD, Natural Health, US News and World Report, Yahoo!, Business Insider, and numerous others. We were thrilled to be able to bring this special opportunity to learn from Dr. Melnick to the Birmingham community!

Her Place at the Table: Keys to Negotiation

November 15, 2019

Momentum was proud to bring renowned author, speaker, and negotiation expert  Carol Frohlinger to Birmingham for a powerful workshop to change the way we approach negotiations  as women,  with women, or for women.

In this highly interactive session, Carol offered practical advice to enhance confidence and competence at the negotiating table. Carol also explored how gender plays into the negotiation equation.

Both women and men were encouraged to attend.


Past Events