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Bobbie Knight of Miles College + April Benetollo of Momentum on higher educaton as part of the Race & Equity series. Photo via Momentum

Are you a woman who wants to become a better leader? A leader who wants to build inclusive organizations? Momentum Matters is a new podcast that will help you reach these goals. Subscribe now on YouTube or follow on Spotify for a chance to win a 1-hour muscle therapy session at Massage Envy. Couldn’t we all use some extra self-care right now? The drawing will be held December 15th.

1. Momentum Matters: the what and the why

Momentum Matters is a great no-cost way to invest in your career and your life. Graphic via Momentum

Momentum has been cultivating women’s leadership throughout the state of Alabama since 2001. Along the way, they’ve learned a few things that led them to develop and launch Momentum Matters now:

  • Women make up half the population and enter the workforce at the same rate as men.
  • In government, executive leadership and board rooms, women are usually less than 20%.
  • There are a LOT of reasons for that disparity.
  • Women can be very creative and resourceful in overcoming the barriers to leadership.

Momentum Matters is the place where you’ll hear real talk from women leaders and the men who support them. You’ll hear tales from their journey, including lessons learned and their best advice.

The goal is to inspire women everywhere to lead at every level and share some of the skill that it takes to get there. And, to help everyone have the kinds of courageous conversations that create change.

If you’re inspired by women who’ve faced challenges and won, Momentum Matters is for you.

What to expect: the episodes

Liz Huntley + April Benetollo in Momentum Matters’ inaugural episode.

Race & Equity is the theme of the inaugural three episodes, featuring a 5-star lineup:

Each episode lasts about 30 minutes, and you’ll find a new one every other week.

The next theme is Physical Health. Four episodes will feature medical professionals from UAB and a psychologist. Their topic: physical and psychological pressures women face and how to overcome them.

Here’s where you can subscribe:

Potential future topics—subscribe to Momentum Matters so you don’t miss a thing

Myla Calhoun + April Benetollo
Myla Calhoun of Alabama Power + April Benetollo of Momentum on community as part of the Race & Equity series. Photo via Momentum

As with any new venture, it’s impossible to look into a crystal ball and see how it will unfold, but it’s gonna be good.

Here are a few of the topics that are in the queue, each backed up with experts you’re going to want to hear from:

  • Mental Health
  • Women in Finance
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Thinking Bigger
  • Pioneers
  • Community Action
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Men as Allies for Women in the Workplace

Invest in your career and life by subscribing to Momentum Matters on YouTube. Or follow on Spotify. The first 100 subscribers will be entered for a chance to win a 1-hour muscle therapy session at Massage Envy. Couldn’t we all use some extra self-care right now? The drawing will be held December 15th.

You can learn more about Momentum on their website, on Facebook or on Instagram.

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