Birmingham Executive Leadership Program

Rigorous Leadership Training

About the Program

Over the course of a nine-month curriculum, Momentum develops leadership skills, confidence, and connections among Alabama’s most promising women. Class members participate in 360° assessment testing, develop a personal leadership plan, receive executive coaching, and attend monthly sessions led by nationally-known facilitators, experts, authors, and psychologists, as well as local leaders.

Common training topics include:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leveraging Strengths and Talents
  • Successful Negotiation
  • Stress Management and Resilience
  • Leading with Influence
  • Leadership Branding, Presentations, and Social Media
  • Healthy Conflict, Healthy Teams
  • Organizational and Community Impact
  • Advocacy Skills and Mentoring
  • Board Service and Personal Philanthropy

With the combination of the 360° assessment testing, a personal leadership plan, co-mentoring, and expertise from top leaders, our curriculum is designed to:

  • Provide tools and resources to inspire and educate women to serve in leadership roles
  • Network these leaders to learn and work on problems together
  • Enhance the image of executive women in business and community
  • Attract and retain the nation’s brightest women to help solve business and community challenges

Additionally, class members are assigned to co-mentoring groups, in order to build relationships, share ideas, and hold one another accountable for progress on their personal plan. Each participant is also given the opportunity to be paired with senior mentors who can offer advice and support for challenges unique to each individual.


Tuition for the program is $5,000 and is usually paid in full or in part by the participant’s organization. A limited number of scholarships are available for those requiring financial assistance.


Attendance at the opening and closing retreats are mandatory for graduation. Full participation in the monthly sessions is expected; no more than one session may be missed. Please verify the following dates before submitting your application.


Orientation – September 20, 2022 (required attendance)
Opening Retreat – September 28-29, 2022 (required attendance)

2022-23 Monthly Sessions (attendance in 5 of 6 sessions required):

October 20, 2022

November 17, 2022

January 19, 2023

February 16, 2023

March 23, 2023

April 20, 2023

Final Session and Graduation – May 10-11, 2023 (required attendance)

Read about their experiences with a few messages from graduates.

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