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    • February 14, 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Madison Club
    Register


    Tuesday, February 14, 2023

    The Madison Club

    In-person Networking: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

    Livestream and Program:  12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m

    Join us on Tuesday, February 14, for a presentation by Rev. Dr. Alexander Gee, CEO and Founder of The Center For Black Excellence and Culture. Dr. Gee describes this project as  the culmination of a lifetime of listening to hundreds of Black influencers in the Black community and fulfilling his life's work of challenging structures that impede diversity and advance Black excellence and prosperity through cultural celebrations, leadership development, and Black history education. Garnering nationwide attention and support, fundraising efforts for the Center have already raised over $23 million in less than one year.

    About Dr. Gee:

    Rev. Dr. Alexander Gee is a lifelong Madison resident, Founder and CEO of the Nehemiah Center of Urban Leadership Development, pastor of Fountain of Life Church, and host of the award-winning podcast Black Like Me. He is also the creator of the popular 9-week Justified Anger Black History for a New Day course that has graduated over 4,500 non-Blacks in 7 years. Additionally, Gee is a published author, adjunct faculty, community activist, life coach, international lecturer, and relief worker. For over 30 years, Gee has harnessed the power of social entrepreneurism and community-building to advance Black-designed solutions for empowerment and inclusion. 

    In recognition of his outstanding community work, Gee has received numerous honors, including the City of Madison’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award, the Leadership Greater Madison Alumni Association’s Legacy Award, BizTime’s 275 Most Influential Business Leaders, and Madison 365’s Most Influential African Americans in Wisconsin to name just a few.

    Attendance Options:

    Our speaker will be appearing in-person at the Madison Club. Members can choose between attending in person or virtually. Guests are welcome to attend in person or virtually. 

    In Person Luncheon Choices for February:

    Regular Entrée: Sliced Oven Roasted Turkey, wild rice, Brussels sprouts, roasted root vegetables, with cranberry cream

    Vegetarian Entrée: Grilled Vegetable Croissant Sandwich, herb whipped cream cheese, side of fruit

    If you plan to attend in-person, you must register by Wednesday, February 8.

    • March 14, 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Madison Club
    Register


    Tuesday, March 14, 2023

    The Madison Club

    In-person Networking: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

    Livestream and Program:  12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m

    Join us on Tuesday, March 14 for a presentation by Robert Reed, executive director of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. 

    Currently celebrating its 97th season, the Madison Symphony Orchestra is one of the largest and most respected performing arts organizations in Wisconsin. On June 6, Robert Reed became the new Executive Director of the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO). Reed will share his experience of how an African American male growing up in the inner city became the Executive Director of the MSO. Reed will also share his insights about the past, present and the future of the MSO. He will address how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the MSO and what he is doing to overcome those challenges. Reed will also speak of the challenges in addressing needed change in a nonprofit organization and how to evolve an organization that it is looking to be strong and vibrant into the future.

    About Robert Reed:

    Robert A. Reed began his role as Executive Director of the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) in June 2022. Robert comes to the MSO with over 32 years of orchestra and cultural arts management in a variety of roles, most recently, with the Plano Symphony Orchestra, in Plano, Texas. Experience includes successful fundraising and capital campaigns, long range strategy and artistic planning, labor relations, and extensive work building consensus and community engagement.

    Attendance Options:

    Our speaker will be appearing in-person at the Madison Club. Members can choose between attending in person or virtually. Guests are welcome to attend in person or virtually. 

    In Person Luncheon Choices for March:

    Regular Entrée: TBA

    Vegetarian Entrée: TBA

    If you plan to attend in-person, you must register by Wednesday, March 8.

Past Monthly Programs

January 10, 2023 January 2023 Luncheon | Madison Black Chamber of Commerce
December 13, 2022 December 2022 Luncheon | 2022 Election: Looking back and looking ahead
November 08, 2022 November 2022 Luncheon | Leading in Complex Times
September 13, 2022 September 2022 Luncheon: Leveraging Technology & Public Data to Generate Change
August 09, 2022 August 2022 Luncheon: Lessons from Hmong Women about Media Entrepreneurship
July 12, 2022 July 2022 Luncheon | Mother Wisdom: Centering Interdependence in an Era of Climate Crisis and Ecological Loss
June 14, 2022 June 2022 Annual Meeting and Luncheon
May 10, 2022 May 2022 Luncheon | Alice in Dairyland: One Woman's Impact on Wisconsin's #1 Industry Over 75 Years
April 12, 2022 April 2022 Luncheon | Taking Up Space: Women Creating Change for Future Generations
March 08, 2022 March 2022 Luncheon: Food Fight – Madison’s Homegrown Restaurant Group
February 08, 2022 February 2022 Luncheon: Behavioral Finance: Set Yourself Up For Success with Linda Lepe
January 11, 2022 January 2022 Luncheon: A Passion for Prevention with Dr. Jasmine Zapata
December 14, 2021 December 2021 Luncheon: Powering Forward Sustainably: Targeting Net-Zero Carbon Electricity with Jeff Keebler
November 09, 2021 November 2021 Luncheon: Finding My Voice with Sandy Eichel
September 14, 2021 September 2021 Luncheon: Owning a Travel Business During A Global Pandemic
August 10, 2021 August Luncheon | Mission Critical: MMoCA Post-Pandemic and Beyond
July 13, 2021 July Luncheon| Divine Nine: Black Greek Letter Sororities
June 08, 2021 June Luncheon and Annual Meeting
May 11, 2021 May Luncheon: KIVA Loans….Putting Dreams to Work One Small Business Loan at a Time!
April 13, 2021 April Luncheon: Linda Greene
March 09, 2021 March Luncheon: The Changing Landscape of Senior Living
February 09, 2021 February Luncheon: State of the News Media
January 12, 2021 January Luncheon: How COVID is Changing the Arts and Culture in Madison
December 08, 2020 December 2020 Virtual Luncheon: Women’s Leadership in 2020 with Andrea Schneider
November 10, 2020 November Luncheon: 2020 Election Analysis with Charles Franklin
October 29, 2020 2020 Virtual TEMPOShares
October 13, 2020 October 2020 Virtual Luncheon: TEMPO Madison Connects
September 08, 2020 September 2020 Virtual Luncheon: Outspoken: Why Women’s Voices Get Silenced and How to Set Them Free
August 11, 2020 August Luncheon: Implicit Bias with Deborah Biddle
June 09, 2020 Annual Meeting and Luncheon with WCO's Andrew Sewell and Joe Loehnis
May 12, 2020 May 2020 Virtual Luncheon with Richard Davidson
March 10, 2020 March 2020 Luncheon
February 11, 2020 February 2020 Luncheon
January 14, 2020 January TEMPO Luncheon
December 10, 2019 December 2019 TEMPO Luncheon
November 12, 2019 November 2019 TEMPO Luncheon
September 10, 2019 September 2019 TEMPO Luncheon
July 09, 2019 TEMPO Luncheon

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TEMPO Madison is an invitation only, peer-to-peer organization in greater Madison that connects women leaders with diverse backgrounds and experience to support, advise, learn and create relationships with one another. Membership is comprised on approximately 230 women in executive and leadership roles. 

Dedicated to shaping the climate and culture of our community by allowing future generations of women to succeed, TEMPO Madison continues to grow, adapt and change.

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