Over the past several years, a team of female business and faith leaders from the Birmingham area have been meeting weekly to connect and dive deep into leadership principles based on a Judeo Christian worldview.
The women featured below facilitate conversations held during the meeting and most importantly, develop relationships and materials for women leaders in the community who are passionate about exploring the intersection between faith and business.
Together we are bringing the leadership lessons we've learned along our journey to support and cheer on women who are also called to lead. It's our desire to share our resources with other teams through the materials posted to our blog site. These blogs can be used individually, or as a group, and often include discussion questions that can be used with your team to grow together. Partners are also available to speak at your group if you're interested!
Design General Manager
Southern Company Technical and Project Solutions
As the Design GM, April’s responsibilities include leading the civil, mechanical, and electrical/instrumentation departments to deliver quality, timely engineering solutions for Southern Company Plants and Operating Companies. April attended the University of Alabama where she received a BS in Chemical Engineering and a MS in Environmental Engineering. April is an active volunteer with Grace House. Since 2011, she has served as a tutor of Math and Science and in 2015 was elected to the Grace House Board of Directors. April and her husband Chris live in Birmingham, AL with two dogs and two cats, all rescues.
Dr. Melanie Morris
Associate Professor of Surgery
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Melanie is passionate about faith, family, mentorship, leadership, and serving others. Her views expressed here are her own and do not represent those of her employers.
Dr. Carin Kiser
Director, UAB Adoption Clinic at Children's Hospital of Alabama
Carin is a board certified pediatrician with a passion for orphan ministry and heart for helping to heal children who have undergone complex hardships. She has served in orphanages and done medical missions around the world including South America, Africa, China and Ukraine. She has undergone training in Trauma Informed Care for children and has been an advocate in helping to bring these healing principles to the surrounding local communities, churches, and schools. She also has a passion for ministry and obtained a ministry certificate through Highlands College. She serves as one of the leaders on the Women's small group ministry team at Church of the Highlands at the Riverchase Campus. She and her husband live in Birmingham and have 3 amazing kids and 2 furbabies.