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Momentum Matters raises awareness about the barriers facing women who aspire to leadership positions and the skills to move past them. As Alabama's premier leadership organization, Momentum gives women and men tools to have courageous conversations and build inclusive organizations.
12 Episodes
Momentum Matters is putting the spotlight on female founders during Black Business Owners month. This episode, Momentum CEO April Benetollo talks with Cecilia "Ceci" Pearson about her business, Babypalooza. What began as publication for expecting mothers evolved into a series of highly successful expos, until COVID. Ceci make a quick pivot to develop a robust online portal connecting parents-to-be with valuable products, resources and community. Ceci's entrepreneurial spirit, tenacity, and creativity all shine through in this episode. 
Momentum Matters Podcast is back with exciting stories from LGBTQ+ leaders this Pride. Join Momentum CEO, April Benetollo, in welcoming Eva Kendrick, a local faith organizer working with organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign and the Faith in Public Life Fund to improve quality of life of marginalized populations in Alabama. She shares her experience growing up LGBTQ+ in a family of ministers and how her resilience impacts her leadership scope. Join us for this inspiring episode.
Momentum Matters Podcast is back with exciting stories from LGBTQ+ leaders this Pride. Join Momentum CEO, April Benetollo, in welcoming Dr. Lindsay Sutton who shares her inspiring background, her journey navigating the corporate landscape as a queer woman, and takeaways that influence her understanding of human resource management. In addition to her trailblazing work as Lead Performance Strategist/Master Facilitator for Hidden Innovators, and as Lead Behavioral Designer/Business Strategist for Two Ravens, she is a recent graduate of Upward. Please join us in listening to this engaging talk.
Momentum Matters hosts a special joint episode featuring Dr. Lisa Graham, of McDonald Graham, and C. Rene Washington, of Career Triage HQ. Listen as they share with Momentum CEO, April Benetollo, about mental health practices, their enduring friendship, and the importance of solidarity of women in the workplace.
Momentum CEO, April Benetollo, meets Dr. Amber Clark, the Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She shares her inspiring career journey and about the vital work she does combatting health disparities in our state and community. 
On this episode of the Momentum Matters Focus on Physical Health Series, Momentum CEO April Benetollo chats with Dr. Julie McDonald of McDonald Graham, LLC, combining clinical and organizational psychology to council businesses. They will speak about her 20+ year journey as a clinical psychologist and discuss ways our physical health and psychology are interwoven. 
Dive into the second episode of the Momentum Matters Series: Focus on Physical Health. Today, Momentum CEO, April Benetollo, speaks about resilience with Dr. Desiree Morgan, the Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Radiology at UAB. 
Momentum CEO, April Benetollo kicks off 2021 chatting with Dr. Cheri Canon,  Past President of the Momentum Board of Directors. They discuss her experience as the Chair of UAB's Radiology Department and self-care practices for quarantined audiences. 
Listen as Momentum CEO, April Benetollo, and Myla Calhoun, VP of Alabama Power Birmingham discuss about race and equity from a community lens. 
Momentum CEO April Benetollo and Bobbie Knight, president of Miles College, discuss how higher education relates to race and equity. 
Momentum CEO April Benetollo and Liz Huntley, civil litigator at Lightfoot, Franklin, & White and CEO of the Hope Institute, discuss how early childhood relates to race and equity. 
Welcome to the Momentum Matters podcast, where we have courageous conversations with women leaders. We’ll hear about their accomplishments, their experiences, their challenges and best advice. If you are inspired by women who have overcome the barriers and gone on to do extraordinary things, you are in the right place. In this episode we will be talking to Momentum's very own Mindy Santo about the importance of mentoring in leadership development.
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