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Andrea McCaskey of Momentum leading a training. Photo via Momentum

If you have any kind of leadership role in a business or nonprofit, you know that tapping into the talents of all your people can be a game-changer. If you’ve ever wondered how to do that, you need to know about Momentum‘s Equity and Inclusion Training.

Equity + Inclusion Training: what it is + who it’s for

Diversity + Inclusion are about giving value to every human being, no matter our differences.

Ever wondered what the purpose of Equity and Inclusion Training is?

Simple: to advance policy changes and cultural enhancements. Why? To create more diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Tapping into everyone’s talents causes three key things to happen:

  • better products and services
  • better bottom line
  • increased employee engagement

What’s not to love about that?

I reached out to Andrea McCaskey, Momentum’s Director of Programs, to find out more about the specific training that Momentum offers:

“Momentum’s Equity and Inclusion experience combines traditional training, resources, and facilitated conversations. The goal is to provide participants with the time and space to examine their current state—and that of their organization. We don’t try to change anyone’s mind. We help them decide for themselves whether their current state serves them and their community well.”

Andrea McCaskey, Director of Programs, Momentum

Why Equality and Inclusion Training?

Two women at a Momentum Conference holding a shirt that says We are smarter stronger better together
We are Smarter Stronger Better Together. Photo via Momentum’s Facebook page

According to April Benetollo, Momentum’s CEO,

“These sessions are designed to expose the challenges to advancement for women and people of color, and to identify successful strategies for building leadership teams that are representative of the markets and communities they serve. The goal is for economic development: to influence corporate culture and practices to make Birmingham more competitive for attracting and retaining diverse top talent.”

Meet the trainers

Andrea McCaskey

Andrea McCaskey is Momentum's Director of Programs

Andrea McCaskey is Momentum’s Director of Programs and the key person behind their Equity and Inclusion Training.

Before joining Momentum, McCaskey served as Vice President of Human Resources at two large companies.

In her spare time, she serves on the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Central Alabama as—you guessed it—head of the Human Resources committee.

Back in 2006-7, she served as the first African American president of the Junior League of Birmingham, and in 2012, she created a retreat ministry for women called Sanctuary.

On top of all of that, she’s a certified life coach and a retreat leader. Devoted to lifelong learning, she’s currently in an MA Theology and Ministry program at Fuller University.

All this means that she’s got the perfect combination of professional experience and carefully honed interpersonal skills to make her the perfect person to deliver this kind of training.

Abigail Morrow

Abigail Morrow is one of Momentum's Diversity +  Inclusion trainers
Abigail Morrow. Photo via Momentum’s website

Meanwhile, Abigail Morrow has been providing legal counsel to businesses on employee operations for more than 15 years.

Together, Angela and Abigail are a formidable team. If you’re interested in having them come to your oganization, email Andrea McCaskey today.

Momentum’s recent E & I training

Abigail Morrow presenting at Momentum's D & I training at Altamont.
Abigail Morrow presenting at Momentum’s E & I Training at a local school. Screenshot via Momentum

Momentum’s been working with local institutions that are struggling with these issues, and the reviews have been great:

“Thank you for an excellent program this weekend. I think everyone took something valuable from it. We really appreciate your guidance and are looking forward to working with you further.”

Dottie Pak, Momentum alum + independent school board member

Did you know Momentum has great resources?

On Momentum’s website, you’ll find a wealth of free trainings, including Wellness Wednesdays, Intentional Tuesdays and more. You can access these current and past events for free and learn from some of Birmingham’s best and brightest.

Be on the lookout for a new podcast called “Momentum Matters,” coming soon!

Momentum can bring Equity and Inclusion Training to you

Quote by Condolezza Rice: "Differences can be a strength  rather than a handicap."

If you’d like Momentum to create an Equity and Inclusion training for your organization or business, they offer the following training options:

  • Half-day training
  • Full-day training
  • 2 full day training
  • More in-depth consulting engagements

Email Andrea McCaskey at Momentum to inquire about scheduling a training. You can follow them on their website, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

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