August 23, 2015


Momentum Leadership Programme runs from September to May. The programme begins with a Leader Lab in September. Once this Leader Lab is completed each participant picks which date and time per month she would like to do her social impact hour in a Charity of her choice. The mentoring is normally scheduled either before or after that hour. This is repeated every month until May. So each month, there is: 

  • - One Leader Lab - one Wednesday per month, 7.30-8.30pm
  • - One Social Impact hour - each participant chooses the slot that suits her best. 
  • - One Mentoring session - depending on her social impact hour, the mentoring session is scheduled before or after this. 

At the end of the programme, she will have completed 8 Leader Labs, 8 Social Impact hours, 8 Mentoring sessions.  

She can use the opportunities given to her to complete An Gaisce President's Award. 


Leader Lab Topics

Each Leader Lab focuses on a particular Leadership quality. This is then discussed in the mentoring session. 

Communicate the Real You


The Power of a Team

Dreams into Reality

The Power of Attitude

Building Trust

Perseverance and Passion

Hello, it's Me!

Upcoming Leader Labs

January to May 2018

The Power of Attitude

February 21st @ 7.30pm

Fifth Leader Lab will take place at Glenard University Residence on Wednesday, February 21, 7.30-8.30pm. 

The Speaker is  Rosanne Longmore, Chief Executive Officer of Coroflo

News Piece: Dublin-based Coroflo gets Richard Branson’s approval, raises €650,000

Location of Glenard University Residence


April 11 @ 7.30pm

Seventh Leader Lab will take place at Glenard University Residence on Wednesday, April 11, 7.30-8.30pm. 

The Speaker is Anita Murray, Director of Pink Beauty Group

News Piece:

Best Shops 2016, from The Irish Times

Women We Love: Anita Murray, Managing Director of Pink Beauty Group - Magazine Interview


Location of Glenard University Residence

Perseverance and Passion

May 16 @ 7.30pm

The last Leader Lab of the programme will take place at Glenard University Residence on Wednesday, May 16, 7.30-8.30pm. 

The Speaker is Prof Colette Cowan, Chief Executive of the University of Limerick hospital group

News Piece: ‘I am here for patients and that is why I love what I do’, The Irish Times

Location of Glenard University Residence

Previous Leader Labs

September to November, 2017

The Power of a Team

January 17th @ 7.30pm

Fourth Leader Lab will take place at Orix Aviation Offices on Wednesday, January 17, 7.30-8.30pm. 

Since 2003, ORIX Aviation has been the unique Standard & Poor’s ranked aviation asset manager and service provider of choice

Location of Orix Aviation

Discovering your Purpose

September 20th @ 7.30pm

First Leader Lab takes place in Facebook Offices (see map below) on Wednesday, September 20, at 7.30pm. It finishes at 8.30pm. 

The speaker is Clodagh Edwards, CEO of Image Magazine.

Location of Facebook Offices

Hello, it's Me!

October 18th @ 7.30pm

Second Leader Lab takes place in Glenard University Residence (see map below) on Wednesday, October 18, at 7.30pm. It finishes at 8.30pm. 

The speaker is Asun Gaytan, Image Consultant and Editor
Asun is a trustee of Fashion Awareness Direct, a charity in the UK that supports young talent in the fashion industry. In 2007 she trained as an Image Consultant. She is a contributor of t! Magazine, a teen magazine by and for young people. 

Location of Glenard University Residence

Communicate the Real You

November 15th @ 7.30pm

Third Leader Lab will take place at Leinster House, Kildare Street on Wednesday, November 15, 7.30-8.30pm. 

The Speaker is Orlaith Carmody, Author and co-Founder of Media Training
Orlaith Carmody is businesswoman and author of Perform As A Leader, RTÉ news reporter for a number of years and co-founder of Media Training with her husband and business partner, Dragons' Den investor Gavin Duffy. 

Location of Leinster House

Social Outreach

Momentum works in conjunction with the following Charities. Each participants gives one hour per month to any one of these Charities. 

Citywise (Jobstown, Tallaght)

Citywise provides young people with after-school and out-of-school educational support, often urgently needed by those growing up in difficult or hostile city environments. The social work will involve the delivery of a similar leadership programme to Primary School Girls (4th-6th Class) or 1st Years.

Mondays 5-7.00pm,
Thursdays 4.00-5.30pm





Provides a wide range of residential, respite and day services to almost 400 children and adults with an intellectual disability and to their families in Cheeverstown Centre and throughout various community locations. 

Saturdays, 11-12pm