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  • November 02, 2020 12:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello, TEMPO Madison Sisters,

    I’d like to begin by thanking everyone who attended or supported this year’s TEMPOShares. It was a successful virtual event that gave us an opportunity to network. We also experienced virtual meditation, learned how to tie scarves for casual to business attire, were introduced to a collaborative, digital whiteboard called Jamboard in addition to food and adult beverage demonstrations.

    The fun did not stop at these mini-sessions conducted by fellow TEMPO Madison members. Another highlight of the evening was the auction where the highest bidder secured their goods or services. At the end of the program, we raised over $5,700 in scholarship funds for the 2020/21 recipients. My gratitude goes out to our communications director, Megan Purtell, and to the committee for successfully reimagining TEMPOShares as a virtual event.

    We are seven months into a global pandemic with one day left to vote in the most historic and consequential election in our lifetime.  Not to mention, the upcoming holiday season leaves us with seven weeks of preparations – just a few challenges that may cause a bit of stress while still balancing a career, family, community service, etc. Hence the reason last Thursday’s event gave us an outlet to escape from the day-to-day demands by enjoying time with fellow members who intentionally walked away from life’s hustle and bustle.

    When eventually reaching the other side of this health crisis, unfortunately, the most challenging part for many of us might be fully grasping that we cannot return to the ways we called “normal.” However, the good news is we can accept this reality by creating a new normal that incorporates a more balanced and healthier (e.g., exercise, diet, and/or hobbies) lifestyle.  Work-life balance is a choice. What will it take to become a better parent, spouse, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, etc.? Being busy at work does not mean we are productive or happier; it merely indicates we are busy.

    In the article Inc.com, the author Joelle Jay recommended three ways women can find work-life balance: 1) be decisive about your priorities, 2) be more present and create a peaceful mindset, and 3) plan and think consciously about what’s important and how you wish to spend your time. As women, we tend to carry the heavy burden of issues at work on our shoulders and find ourselves as the primary caretaker in our family. For our mental and physical wellbeing, let’s unplug more, prioritize tasks/activities, and find space to first care for ourselves – we deserve it.

    Spread your wings and soar!


    Leslie M. Petty


    TEMPO Madison

  • November 02, 2020 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Looking for new ways to collaborate in virtual rooms? John

    Darcy Luoma and Jill Mueller from Darcy Luoma Coaching & Consulting as they

    share three tips for using Google Jamboard to increase engagement and fun in your

    next virtual meeting.

    Jamboard Collaboration 

  • October 30, 2020 6:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Elaine Rich demonstrated her famous guacamole and margarita recipes as part of our 2020 Virtual TEMPOShares fundraiser. 

  • October 30, 2020 6:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Donna Beestman demonstrates 12 Ways to Tie a Scarf as part of 2020 Virtual TEMPOShares. 

  • October 01, 2020 10:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear TEMPO Madison members:

    It's hard to believe fall is upon us with the cooler weather, but look around and you will discover the colorful autumn leaves, the morning sun rising a bit later, birds set to migrate south for winter, and the harvesting of apples and pumpkins! As the season changes, I hope you have found time to enjoy some of your fall favorites whether it is going for a run on a crisp morning, drinking a pumpkin-flavored beverage, or watching your favorite sport with family and friends. Fall is not only a time to delight in your seasonal activities, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and TEMPO Madison recognizes those affected by breast cancer and the benefits of early detection, education, and support.

    Cancer has likely touched your life in some way or another, making it important that we continue to fight for measures to protect our loved ones and ourselves from this disease. Giuliana Rancic, a breast cancer survivor, stated: "A lot of us think we're invincible...but we have to start putting ourselves on the to-do list." In order to care for others, we must first care for ourselves. The month of October is a reminder to check-in on your health. 

    TEMPO Madison cares for your wellbeing and safety. The diagnosis of breast cancer, especially amid the backdrop of a global pandemic, can be stressful. We know it takes a village of warriors to fight against this disease and we are standing strong together on this fight. 

    For this month, we plan to sell a special edition of TEMPO Madison shirts with the breast cancer bow attached to our logo. We will donate 10% of the proceeds to Breast Cancer Recovery in the Madison region. For more information on this organization, please go to bcrecovery.org

    In closing, we invite you to share your story as a breast cancer survivor in the October mid-month newsletter. Your journey will inspire and encourage others affected by this disease. 

    Don't forget to add taking care of yourself to the "to-do" list. 


    Leslie M. Petty

    TEMPO Madison President

  • September 30, 2020 7:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    TEMPO Madison's 40th Anniversary Planning Committee held its first meeting on September 18, 2020. 

    Their first order of business is securing a speaker worthy of this important milestone, and the bar was set very high by Maya Angelou who blew us all away at our 25th Anniversary celebration. 

    A speaker wish-list was developed during the Committee's first meeting. If you have a connection that could help us bring one of these speakers to our 40th Anniversary Celebration, please reach out to Committee Chair Elaine Rich

    Oprah Winfrey Brene Brown
    Michelle Obama Kamala Harris
    Sara Blakely Sheryl Sandberg
    Mika Brzezinski Cecile Richards
    Melinda Emerson

    Melinda Gates
    Meg Whitman

    The Committee's next meeting is October 16 at 11:00 a.m. They plan to meet on the third Friday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please contact Erin Fabrizius. 

    Current Committee Roster: Elaine Rich (Chair), Kirsten Houghton, Beth Bennett, Carter, Theola, Donna Beestman, Eileen Goode, Eve Galanter, Fatou Ceesay, Laurie Dies, Leslie Petty, Renee Boyce, Susan Pigorsch and Terri Yanke. 

  • July 23, 2020 6:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The P5 Women's Summit is offering TEMPO Madison members access to their upcoming virtual summit on August 10-11, 2020 for just $1! Tickets are normally $97. To access the special $1 tickets register by Friday (7/24) using promo code "P5FLASH" at: AttendP5Live.com

    The event features a powerhouse speaker line-up, live pitch competition and a custom virtual event experience platform. You will also have on-demand access to the content, resources and the entire event platform for a year.

  • June 01, 2020 1:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    TEMPO Madison is profoundly devastated and outraged at the racist murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.  We join our community in mourning their loss and condemning the horrendous circumstances of their brutal and senseless deaths.  We also recognize that the violence directed toward these individuals is not a new phenomenon, but reflective of the systemic racism and aggression that exists in our country and our communities, despite our efforts to eradicate both.  Equity, diversity, and inclusion have always been core values of TEMPO Madison.  As influential women of diverse backgrounds, we each have our own different experiences with racism and violence.  The events of the last few days have made us painfully aware of the work that needs to be done so as to allow each of us and our families, friends, and colleagues to exist in a world that, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has said judges us, not by the color of our skin, but by the content of our character.   TEMPO Madison recognizes and appreciates the work that many of our members have done and will do in the coming months to help individuals cope after these traumatic events, to address racial injustice and violence, and to develop strategies to improve the world for all members of our community.  In the near future, TEMPO Madison, as an organization, will look for opportunities to participate in the discussions and actions necessary to help our community heal and to make real change.  If you are aware of a way for us to be of assistance or support, please reach out to the members of the TEMPO Madison Board of Directors. 


    The TEMPO Madison Executive Committee 

    Shana Lewis, President

    Leslie Petty, Vice President

    Elaine Rich, Treasurer

  • April 29, 2020 5:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    COVID-19 has negatively impacted our community in countless ways.  In addition to the stress on our health care system and our economy, the COVID-19 pandemic is creating an urgent food security challenge for households and communities across the country and in Dane County.  With school closures, job disruptions, and health risks, thousands of people in our community have turned to food banks for much-needed support. 

    As many Dane County residents stock up on weeks of provisions, food pantries, food banks and soup kitchens are figuring out how to get hungry people in our community the food they need quickly and safely.  Even before the pandemic, one in eleven households in Wisconsin were food insecure, meaning they didn’t have assured access to the food they needed due to limited resources.

    TEMPO Madison was founded to bring women of influence together to make a collective difference.  With this mission in mind, we want to do our part to make sure our most vulnerable community members continue to have reliable access to food. During the months of May and June 2020, we will be raising money through the TEMPO Madison Foundation to donate to The River Food Pantry COVID-19 Emergency Food Fund100% of funds raised will be given to River Food Pantry. 

    The River Pantry will use the funds we raise to provide:

    • Boxes of groceries, including perishable and non-perishable food, for hundreds of local households to pick up curbside at The River or for delivery to low income adults residing in Madison and Monona.
    • Pre-bagged lunches for children delivered through MUNCH—The River’s mobile lunch program—to 9 low-income neighborhoods 6 days a week.

    Please join me by making a donation to the TEMPO Madison Foundation on TEMPO Madison’s website during the months of May and June 2020, to raise funds for this campaign.  

    Donations can be made on our website or by Mail to FOOD PANTRY DONATION C/O TEMPO MADISON FOUNDATION 16 N. Carroll St. Suite 800, Madison, WI 53703. 

    To kick off this fundraising campaign, I have made a $1000 donation. I hope you will make a meaningful donation so we can make a difference for those in our community who need our help during this challenging time. 

    No one should go hungry, especially during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Let’s do our part to help those in our community gain necessary access to food. 

    Thank you, 
    Shana Lewis, TEMPO Madison President 

  • April 22, 2020 7:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Due to the extension of Wisconsin's Safer at Home Order through May 26, 2020, the in-person May 12 luncheon at the Madison Club will not occur. However, TEMPO Madison's Board of Directors is committed to providing you with innovative and high-quality programming throughout this difficult time. 

    TEMPO Madison will present a virtual luncheon via Zoom on May 12, at noon. More information about the speaker and how to access the virtual luncheon by computer or phone will be included in our May Newsletter.    

    In an effort to support local restaurants, TEMPO Madison will provide everyone who registers for our virtual May luncheon with a $20 gift certificate from the Wisconsin Restaurant Association. 100% of the certificate value goes to the locally-owned establishment that you choose—it works just like cash. 

    In addition to our virtual luncheon, other TEMPO Madison groups are offering virtual events in May, including:

    • Networking Committee: May 7 Virtual Happy Hour via Zoom
    • NFL Book Club: May 21 via Zoom
    • More to come! 

    Ultimately, our goal is to ensure all TEMPO Madison members stay healthy and safe. Please watch our website and your email Inbox for updated information regarding future events and programming. Thank you for your patience and cooperation

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