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President's Message

Anne Sappenfield, 

2024-25 President 

It is an honor to lead an organization that has an over 40-year history of gathering women who have accomplished so much in their careers and for the community. For me, TEMPO Madison is a place for friendship, learning, growing, and serving.

There have been many changes in the last 40 years, and my hope for TEMPO Madison is that it is dynamic, in order to reflect the changes we all experience, and that it allows all of us to benefit from the wisdom of women who have experienced success in different ways and are at different points on their journey during their formal careers and for years following.

Past President Susan Thomson began several initiatives during her year as president that you will see come to fruition this year. First, the Board has been thinking more intentionally about TEMPO Madison’s brand and how we can use a vision and mission to encourage participation in TEMPO Madison and possibly forge partnerships with other Madison organizations to expand our reach and opportunities for our members.

Second, we have spent the last year considering the process for becoming a member of TEMPO Madison. I believe the small changes to the process of nominating potential members will make it easier for all of you to know who would be eligible for membership. Also, by allowing nominators to work with nominees, the process of nominating should be smoother and more transparent.

Finally, we will be creating a new membership category for women leaders who will likely be eligible for TEMPO membership within three to five years. There is interest in mentorship and giving back among our membership, so this will be a great opportunity for those members and will help get the word out to professional women about the value of TEMPO Madison.

Thank you for trusting me with this position. I hope you will consider participating in the many opportunities we offer through committee membership, networking, professional development, and time to get to know one another better.

Please share any ideas you have to make TEMPO Madison stronger or more engaging. I look forward to working with all of you!

Anne Sappenfield, TEMPO Madison President

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