Testimonials

It’s hard to explain the magic that happens when a diverse group of high-achieving women get together on a regular basis to explore strengths they didn’t know they had, and conquer challenges that are all too familiar. The training they receive prepares them to lead boldly in their own authentic way, and the bonds that are formed through our active alumnae network last a lifetime.

“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.”

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

 


“Momentum taught me to advocate for myself without guilt or hesitation. I also acquired an empowering network of wonderful women who are open, honest, willing to share experiences, and provide encouragement. Momentum is an outstanding program that yields great benefits to those who are open to the process.”

Ira Hodges, National Director – Internal Audit, Encompass Health (formerly HealthSouth)

Momentum Class 2017

 


“Momentum is a safe space to reflect on your leadership strengths and weaknesses. It is an investment in yourself. Momentum will give you the time, tools and support to take your career to the next level.”

Anna Velasco, Executive Director of Medicaid and Regulatory Affairs, VIVA Health
Momentum Class 2017

 


“Momentum was an opportunity to unplug and be personally and professionally rejuvenated. The energy and passion which began flowing at the opening retreat continues today when we come together as friends and stronger women. Was I moved beyond my comfort zone at every monthly meeting? Absolutely, as were the many Momentum alumnae before me! You will be too. Relax, be inspired, be mentored, and be blessed by the Momentum experience.”

Lori Moler, V.P. Customer Service, Children’s of Alabama
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– friends who will walk with you, listen, encourage you, hold you accountable. After completing the program, you have new skills: you can give a better speech, be bolder in board meetings, negotiate with your challenging manager, have the courage to run for public office. You name it, you can do it. Momentum makes you a stronger, better person: for Birmingham, your company and your industry.”

Margaret Ann Pyburn, Executive Vice President, Cobbs Allen
Momentum Class 2017


“To say that Momentum is transformative is an understatement. If three cavewomen had graduated from Momentum, we would have already eradicated infant mortality, malaria, and cancer, solved the problems of world hunger, waste management, and fair water conservation, and, there would be no more war!”
Desiree E. Morgan MD, Professor & Vice Chair for Education, UAB Radiology
Momentum Class 2017

 


“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!”

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


“Momentum was a reminder that I am only one of many professional women in the community actively managing work and home responsibilities. 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.”

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


“In addition to the excellent training provided at the monthly sessions, I gained a network of inspiring, supportive, accomplished and fabulous professional women who I now call friends.”

Sandy Thurmond, VP of Primary Care Services, Children’s of Alabama
Momentum Class 2013

 

 


“Momentum provided an invaluable opportunity to connect with professional women and hear their stories of success, ambition, efforts and concerns. It was an empowering experience that motivated me to invest in myself.”

Dana Nolan, Head of Investor Relations, Regions
Momentum Class 2013

 


“The Momentum experience is awesome; it teaches great life lessons that empower women to be very effective and dynamic leaders.”

Deb Grimes, Chief Diversity Officer, UAB
Momentum Class 2008