Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Menttium’s Momentum Program

There has never been a more critical time to invest in your diverse talent. Mentoring can be an enabler of your Diversity & Inclusion strategies as you navigate the complexities of addressing systemic inequities and creating inclusive cultures for all employees to rise to their full potential.

Our goal is to strengthen organizations through their people. We know the right mentor can accelerate learning, increase confidence, broaden perspectives and help key talent realize their true potential. We focus on the whole person using formalized mentoring relationships to help people thrive at work and in life.

Created in 2008, Momentum has evolved to become one of our key Cross-Company Mentoring Programs. Designed for high potential professionals of color, the Momentum experience leverages the breadth & depth of our seasoned mentor network and the power of emotional safety. Our mentor network has the cultural competence and passion to develop diverse talent; when paired with an external mentor, the emotional safety between mentees and mentors allows for vulnerability, authenticity and transparency. Mentees are provided with a confidential guide for a unique leadership development experience that relies on the human experience and human connection. As a result, mentees can address cultural challenges they might face in their day to day work environments, in addition to focusing on their specific development goals that will escalate their leadership capacity.

Momentum Outcomes


Positive Impact on Engagement

% of Momentum mentees said their engagement with their employer increased based on this experience


Confidence Strengthened

% of Momentum mentees who saw their own confidence strengthen


Retention (Intent to Stay)

% of Momentum mentees said their enthusiasm to stay with their employer increased due to this experience


Improved Relationship with Direct Manager

% of Momentum mentees who saw improved relationships with their direct managers


Improved Career Readiness

% of Momentum mentees said they were more ready to take on roles with greater complexity, scope or authority


Improved Relationship with Peers

% of Momentum mentees who saw improved relationships with their peers

The Business Case for Momentum


*Women are less likely

than men to get advice from senior leaders.


Women of color

say the lack of an influential mentor holds them back.


Mentoring improves

representation of black, Hispanic, and Asian-American women, and Hispanic and Asian-American men

*Source: Leanin.org – Women in the Workplace

**Mentoring programs make companies’ managerial echelons significantly more diverse: On average they boost the representation of black, Hispanic, and Asian-American women, and Hispanic and Asian-American men, by 9% to 24%.

**Source: HBR, Why Diversity Programs Fail

Program Components

One-on-One Mentoring Partnership

With only 4% minority representation across Fortune 500 CEOs, we see a major need for diverse professionals to have access to successful mentors. Our Momentum mentors all are vetted to ensure they have a high level of cultural intelligence (CQ) and can support diverse professionals in achieving their career aspirations.

Business Education Webinars

Momentum mentees join Menttium 100 and Ladders mentees for monthly Business Education Webinars focused on topics critical to our mentees and proven to be pivotal to leadership success.

Peer Networking

In addition to a one on one partnership. Mentees also have access to connect with peers from other corporations for an added level of support and opportunity to learn from each other.

Momentum Participant Testimonials