Huntsville Leadership Program
About the Program
For more than 20 years, Momentum has delivered training, resources, and network for high-level leaders in Birmingham to achieve their goals. In 2022, Momentum expanded our highly successful executive leadership program to North Alabama.
With Madison County’s industry concentration in aerospace, defense, information technology, bioscience, and manufacturing, the headwinds can be strong for women. The sense of isolation and barriers to advancement increase as women advance in leadership within these male-dominated industries. Momentum connects women leaders from across industries and delivers a curriculum to help them unlock their full potential.
We know the demands on women leaders are many. Everyone wants your time, talent, and attention, at work and at home, yet you are often unappreciated and under-valued. At the start of our program, it’s common to hear women say they are tapped-out, overwhelmed, and frustrated at work and at home.
Momentum’s process for advancing women leaders is truly transformative. By nurturing both personal and professional growth, honing business skills, and building lifelong relationships, participants become equipped, confident, and inspired to reach new goals.
More than 550 Alabama women have traveled the Momentum path of self-discovery, vision casting, action planning and community connection to become the best version of themselves. We are excited to establish Momentum as a resource for women in the greater Huntsville area to grow and thrive.
Tuition for the program is $5,000 and is usually paid in full or in part by the participant’s employer. 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 and Overnight Opening Retreat at the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa (required attendance): September 14-15, 2023
2023-24 Monthly Sessions (attendance in 5 of 6 sessions required):
October 24, 2023
November 28, 2023
December – no session
January 23, 2024
February 27, 2024
March 21, 2024: Momentum Conference in Birmingham
April 23, 2024
Closing Session and Graduation (required attendance): May 21-22, 2024
Monthly sessions and graduation are hosted by partnering companies in the greater Huntsville area.
Meet Our Current Huntsville Class
Application Window has Closed
A selection committee of Momentum alumnae selects 25-30 participants from the application pool of some of Alabama’s top women leaders. The committee looks for leaders with varying backgrounds, professions, and civic experiences to ensure that each class is rich in diversity of thought. Each year we receive far more applications than we can accept, and many qualified applicants may be deferred. We encourage these applicants to apply again the following year. There is no cost to submit an application.
The following is the general profile of the target participant:
- Holds a minimum of 10-years of high level professional or civic experience in her career and community
- Possesses significant management experience
- Demonstrates leadership in high-level projects or initiatives
- Has a strong commitment to personal and professional growth