Inspiring young women to make an impact in society

Components

Momentum Leadership Programme is made up of three components.
Leader Labs

Interactive sessions given by experienced moderators. The sessions involve experiential learning, lively discussions, short videos, case studies and Q&A focused on specific leadership qualities. Duration: 1 hour once a month.

Social Impact

Social impact empowers each participant to make a positive impact in the community. Each participant can choose which charity she would like to work with. Duration: 1 hour per month.

Mentoring

With the help of a mentor each participant sets personal goals to develop key leadership skills in their own lives. Duration: 20-30 minutes once a month, scheduled according to the availability of both mentor and mentee.

Our Mission

Inspiring young women to make a real impact

Each person has what it takes to be someone great. Momentum Leadership helps young women to unlock the potential that lies within them. It creates the environment for each participant to discover her capacity and gives her the tools to become her personal best.

We are committed to help young women aspire to have a deep, positive and lasting impact on people, the work place and society; to inspire leaders to work with a spirit of service and integrity.

Our mission is articulated in the programme’s content and carried-out by the young professionals who want to support young women in reaching their potential.

  • Momentum Participants

    Number of teenagers who participate in the programme during the year.

  • Momentum Volunteers

    Number of young professionals who give of their time to mentor or accompany Momentum participants during the programme.

  • Social Impact Hours

    Number of hours given to helping different Charities impact in their community.

  • Leader Lab Moderators

    Experienced professionals who volunteer to share their insights on leadership qualities in the workplace.

Leader Labs

MAPPING YOUR WAY
MAPPING YOUR WAY
Leader Lab 1
“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing”. Henry Ford

Your dream starts today. ‘One thing at a time’ theory.
Build a habit loop: failure is not the end if we take advantage of it. Importance of feedback. Learn from others. Learn from your mistakes.

JUST DO IT!
JUST DO IT!
Leader Lab 2
“Talent counts for something, but effort counts twice”. Angela Duckworth

To get good at anything you need to work hard. Effort is good and helps you grow.

REACH OUT TO REACH UP
REACH OUT TO REACH UP
Leader Lab 3
“The new leadership is about working together” – Jack Ma.

See yourself as an instrument, not an end. What is the small part you will work on?

DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS
DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS
Leader Lab 4
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected” – Steve Jobs

Be resourceful. Be autonomous. How to work well and develop high standards.

YOUR GPS
YOUR GPS
Leader Lab 5
“Integrity is doing the right thing, even if no one is watching” C.S. Lewis Ethical dimension of all human actions;
STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
Leader Lab 6
“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together” – Malcolm Forbes
Critical thinking: basis of healthy inquiry.
GENUINE CONNECTION
GENUINE CONNECTION
Leader Lab 7
“The art of communication is the language of leadership” – James Humes Importance of listening. Be present. Learn to be articulate.
SEIZE THE MOMENT
SEIZE THE MOMENT
Leader Lab 8
“Leadership is influence” – John C. Maxwell

What do they have that I do not have?

CROATIA SOCIAL PROJECT - JULY 2018

As part of the Momentum Programme, a group of participants joined for a social project in Croatia in July of this year. This project (second year running) aims to help a small community located at the border between Bosnia and Croatia. Working side by side with Mayor of the locality, we seek to help in some small way this community that were entirely destroyed during the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990's.
Our aim is to help but in fact we receive much more. We experience that incredible generosity and warmth of the village and despite language differences we all thoroughly enjoy and get so much from our stay there.

Our daughter participated in the Momentum programme and it has been truly transformative in helping her unlock her potential to become a strong and positive young woman. We can whole heartedly recommend participation in this unique programme which has nurtured and supported her development. Sean and Davina McVeigh

MOMENTUM COMMITTEE

Catherine McMahon
Catherine McMahon
CEO
Dynamic and highly-motivated youth development professional (+15 years). Social entrepreneur passionate about helping young women to unfold their full potential and make a positive impact on society.
Maire Cassidy
Maire Cassidy
Managing Director
Throughout her career Maire has always worked with teenagers and on many programmes and social initiatives. Passionate about social work and volunteering she has volunteered on many social projects at home and abroad.
Moya Ryan
Moya Ryan
Account Manager
Moya has a BA in Spanish from UCD and been involved for several years in organising international study and activity programmes for young people. Currently working in university administration, Moya strives to challenge young people to look outside themselves and to go that extra mile in all facets of their lives. She is a keen sportsperson and is very involved in coaching and managing school and club teams.
Maria Belizon
Maria Belizon
Product Director
Her interest in youth development and social outreach led her to become a youth leader and mentor over 12 years ago. Since then, she has been involved in different projects on a pro-bono basis.

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