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28 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Introducing Artist and Storyteller, Salaam Green
In this episode, Momentum CEO interviews Salaam Green. Salaam Green is proudly born and bred in the Black Belt of Alabama. She is a 2018 New Economy’s Fellow, Freelancer Writer, Deep South Storyteller, Poet, and Master Healer. She is the founder of Literary Healing Arts & Red Couch Writers, Rural Organizer, Artist in Resident for Arts in Medicine, 2016 Poet Laureate for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and 2018 Tedx Speaker with an M.S. in Early Childhood Education.Salaam will present a breakout session at the upcoming Momentum leadership conference. Her session is called Rewrite Your Leadership Success Story. Join Salaam Green in this brave space where professionals in diverse stages of leadership share and set intentions to rewrite their success stories. As a result participants will gain a better understanding of how to shift success blocks, learn ways to remove self-limiting definitions of success, and leave with resources to write a success plan for life.
29 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center: Interview with Claire Hubbs Gray
In this episode, Momentum CEO April Benetollo interviews Claire Hubbs Gray, Manager of Community Outreach at the Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center. Claire is the first graduate of Momentum's Upward early-career program to be featured on the podcast. In this interview, Claire shares how she decided to apply for Upward, her advice for early-career women, and the great work happening at Forge for breast cancer survivors.
35 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Working Moms: Dr. LaRhonda Magras, CEO of the YWCA of Central Alabama
Dr. LaRhonda Magras, CEO of the YWCA of Central Alabama, joined us on Momentum Matters to share her personal path to leadership, as well as the impact of the pandemic on the women they serve at the YWCA and how Momentum Matters listeners can step in to help.
32 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Working Moms: Delphine Carter's Perspective from Boulo Solutions
We spoke to Delphine Carter, founder and CEO of Boulo Solutions, about the underlying conditions that make managing career and family particularly difficult for women, as well as some ways women can find alternative arrangements so they can maintain a career and manage family demands during stressful times.
27 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Celebrating Female Black Business Founders: Cecilia Pearson, Babypalooza
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.
39 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Celebrating Pride with Eva Kendrick
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.
43 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Celebrating Pride Month with Dr. Lindsay Sutton
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.
39 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Focus on Mental Health with Dr. Lisa Graham and C. Rene Washington
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.
32 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Focus on Physical Health with Dr. Amber Clark
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.
34 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Focus on Physical Health with Dr. Julie McDonald
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.
38 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Focus on Physical Health with Dr. Desiree Morgan
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.
35 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
Focus on Physical Health with Dr. Cheri Canon
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.
14 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Momentum Matters Podcast with Myla Calhoun
Listen as Momentum CEO, April Benetollo, and Myla Calhoun, VP of Alabama Power Birmingham discuss about race and equity from a community lens.
28 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Momentum Matters Podcast with Bobbie Knight
Momentum CEO April Benetollo and Bobbie Knight, president of Miles College, discuss how higher education relates to race and equity.
31 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Momentum Matters Podcast with Liz Huntley
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.
29 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Momentum Matters Podcast 0 with Mindy Santo
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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