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    • October 06, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • Virtual
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    Binnu Palta Hill will present a special three-part series entitled "The Role of Race in theWorkplace" exclusively for TEMPO Madison members and guests. Binnu Palta Hill is the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Wisconsin School of Business (WSB). Prior to joining WSB in 2006, she spent over ten years in the UW System teaching, consulting, and designing programming that enhances inclusion by leveraging strategic leadership and organizational cultural dexterity. A distinguishing factor in her approach is the combination of academic research and lived experience to dissect core issues related to identity differences.  Ms. Hill also teaches inclusive leadership in the Wisconsin MBA Programs.


    Tickets for TEMPO Madison members and guests
    are $25 per session or $60 for all three sessions. All sessions are virtual.

    Tuesday, Oct. 6 (9am - 10am)

     Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism (courtesy NYT)

    In this session, we will use a New York Times feature on race to discuss implicit bias and its impact on our expectations of others. We will also discuss the impact of interpersonal interactions versus biased systems.

    Thursday, Nov. 5 (9am - 10am)

    First Encounters

    We will examine our earliest experiences with race and racism, and deconstruct our socialization into perceptions of our own belonging and that of others.

    Wednesday, Nov. 18 (9am - 10am)

    Making Sense of the Past and Present to Move to the Future

    We will take a historical journey of race and racism across the world, and within our own country. The session will conclude with concrete skills that participants can utilize to enhance their own understanding, have more meaningful interactions and cultivate inclusion. 


    • October 15, 2020
    • 7:15 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom or TBD

    October Title: How to read the Constitution and Why by Kim Wehle

    Hosted virtually via Zoom or in-person pending the end of the Safer at Home Order. Please contact Teri Venker for information. 

    About How to Read the Constitution and Why 

    An insightful, urgent, and perennially relevant handbook that lays out in common sense language how the United States Constitution works, and how its protections are eroding before our eyes—essential reading for anyone who wants to understand and parse the constantly breaking news about the backbone of American government.

    The Constitution is the most significant document in America. But do you fully understand what this valuable document means to you? In How to Read the Constitution and Why, legal expert and educator Kimberly Wehle spells out in clear, simple, and common sense terms what is in the Constitution, and most importantly, what it means. In compelling terms, she describes how the Constitution’s protections are eroding—not only in express terms but by virtue of the many legal and social norms that no longer shore up its legitimacy—and why every American needs to heed to this “red flag” moment in our democracy.

    This invaluable—and timely—resource covers nearly every significant aspect of the Constitution, from the powers of the President and how the three branches of government are designed to hold each other accountable, to what it means to have individual rights—including free speech, the right to bear arms, the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, and the right to an abortion. Finally, the book explains why it has never been more important than now for all Americans to know how our Constitution works—and why, if we don’t step in to protect it now, we could lose its protections forever.

    How to Read the Constitution and Why is essential reading for anyone who cares about maintaining an accountable government and the individual freedoms that the Constitution enshrines for everyone in America—regardless of political party.

    • October 20, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM (CDT)
    • Virtual Only
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    Virtual Only Event 

    We are excited to continue the 2020-2021 leadership series. The 2020-2021 TEMPO Leadership Series in partnership with the Wisconsin Evening & Executive MBA Programs at University of Wisconsin-Madison along with exclusive sponsor, Summit Credit Union.

    October 20, 2020
    Get Onboard: Pathways to Corporate Board Leadership

    7:30 am Virtual networking 

    8:00 am Welcome

    8:05 am Program

    Lindsay Hammerer, Partner at KPMG and past chair of Milwaukee Women, Inc.

    Join Lindsay Hammerer, Partner at KPMG and past chair of Milwaukee Women, Inc., in a discussion about pathways to corporate board leadership to change the face and quality of leadership in the Wisconsin business community by increasing the number of women corporate directors. Lindsay will  facilitate a discussion with panelists who have served on corporate boards.

    In 2019, 15 of the top 50 Wisconsin public companies had three or more women directors on their boards, an increase of 25% from 2018. While this is encouraging, there is still much work to do. This event’s discussion will promote the research concerning the value of diversity in corporate governance and management, and eliminating barriers to full inclusion of women in leadership positions, as well as focusing on the practical conversation of how to navigate and intentionally craft your pathway to corporate board leadership.

    About Our Speaker
    Lindsay Hammerer is a seasoned accounting and finance professional with 30 years of experience providing audit services to clients throughout Wisconsin and Illinois including public and private companies across all industry sectors with a focus on insurance and healthcare. Lindsay is a dynamic leader of KPMG Milwaukee’s recruiting team and KPMG Network of Women (KNOW) chapter, and has successfully served on KPMG’s Women’s Advisory board, a board of 16 partners from across the country that advise Firm leadership on how best to advance and retain women, helping the Firm to reduce senior associate turnover rates by 25%. Ms. Hammerer is also the past chair of Milwaukee Women, Inc. whose vision is to achieve balanced representation of women on boards of directors to  maximize the performance of Wisconsin businesses.

    Tickets for TEMPO members and guests are $35. 

    Your payment for participation in the sessions directly benefits the TEMPO Foundation and supports TEMPO scholarships. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests at this year’s series.

    All registered attendees from the April date will be transfer to the new date in October, 

    If the new date does not work for your schedule, please email Erin Fabrizius, tempomadison@tempomadison.org for a refund.

    Thank you Exclusive Leadership Series Sponsor

    • October 20, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    October Title: Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini 

    The meeting will be held on Zoom. Please contact Carol Schroeder for the log-in information. 


    About the Book

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, an enthralling historical saga that recreates the danger, romance, and sacrifice of an era and brings to life one courageous, passionate American—Mildred Fish Harnack—and her circle of women friends who waged a clandestine battle against Hitler in Nazi Berlin.

    After Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish marries brilliant German economist Arvid Harnack, she accompanies him to his German homeland, where a promising future awaits. In the thriving intellectual culture of 1930s Berlin, the newlyweds create a rich new life filled with love, friendships, and rewarding work—but the rise of a malevolent new political faction inexorably changes their fate.

    As Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party wield violence and lies to seize power, Mildred, Arvid, and their friends resolve to resist. Mildred gathers intelligence for her American contacts, including Martha Dodd, the vivacious and very modern daughter of the US ambassador. Her German friends, aspiring author Greta Kuckoff and literature student Sara Weitz, risk their lives to collect information from journalists, military officers, and officials within the highest levels of the Nazi regime.

    For years, Mildred’s network stealthily fights to bring down the Third Reich from within. But when Nazi radio operatives detect an errant Russian signal, the Harnack resistance cell is exposed, with fatal consequences.

    Inspired by actual events, Resistance Women is an enthralling, unforgettable story of ordinary people determined to resist the rise of evil, sacrificing their own lives and liberty to fight injustice and defend the oppressed.

    • October 29, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    Over the last 4 years, this one-of-kind event has raised over $22,000 for the TEMPO Madison Foundation and $7,000 for “No Strings Attached”! Your contributions magnify the TEMPO Madison Foundation’s ability to make an educational impact for our membership and expand the college scholarship program.  The Committee is planning to make this year’s event better for 2020! 

    The Committee's goal is to make this a fun, interactive “happy hour” event!
    • Online silent auction of TEMPO Madison Member services,
    • Interactive demonstrations from a fellow TEMPO Madison member
    • Virtual networking!

    Silent Auction Donations: By virtue of being a member of TEMPO Madison, there is no question that you have remarkable professional skills, as well as personal interests, that make a difference in our community. Now we’re asking you to share what you know:

    • This could mean a gift basket, an experience, a work of art, a weekend at your vacation home, or your time and professional expertise – you name it.
    • You could offer mentoring advice that reflects your professional expertise, be it corporate board service, marketing, executive recruiting, estate or financial planning.
    • Your donation could be to host an event that showcases your passions – sushi making or wine tasting, gardening or prairie restoration or the arts.
    • Through a TEMPO Shares donation, you could share your love of life through tennis lessons, a round of golf, lunch with one of your prominent connections, or a weekend rental of your vacation home.
    • You choose your muse. Then get ready to bid on one-of-a-kind services and experiences offered by the other fabulous women in our organization to benefit our future.
    2020 Online Silent Auction Donation form. The deadline to donate is October 10, 2020. 

    NEW for 2020! We are looking for talented TEMPO Madison members to demonstrate a skill or talent with your fellow members! 3 - 5 minute demonstrations will be hosted in Zoom rooms on October 29.  Ideas include: 
    • Drink-making
    • Cooking
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Yoga or meditation 
    • Professional tips 
    • or show off a skill!
    If you would like to sign-up to lead one of the networking demonstration rooms, please complete this form

    Questions? Contact Megan Purtell or Valerie Renk
    • November 05, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CST)
    Register



    Binnu Palta Hill will present  the second session of her special three-part series entitled "The Role of Race in the Workplace" exclusively for TEMPO Madison members and guests. Binnu Palta Hill is the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Wisconsin School of Business (WSB). Prior to joining WSB in 2006, she spent over ten years in the UW System teaching, consulting, and designing programming that enhances inclusion by leveraging strategic leadership and organizational cultural dexterity. A distinguishing factor in her approach is the combination of academic research and lived experience to dissect core issues related to identity differences.  Ms. Hill also teaches inclusive leadership in the Wisconsin MBA Programs.


    Tickets for TEMPO Madison members and guests are $25 per session.

    Thursday, Nov. 5 (9 am - 10 am)

    The Role of Race in the Workplace: First Encounters

    We will examine our earliest experiences with race and racism, and deconstruct our socialization into perceptions of our own belonging and that of others.



    • November 17, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom

    November Title:  Virgil Wander  by Leif Enger

    The meeting will be held on Zoom. Please contact Carol Schroeder for the log-in information.


    About the Book

    The first novel in ten years from award-winning, million-copy bestselling author Leif Enger, Virgil Wander is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.

    Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is "cruising along at medium altitude" when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Awakening in this new life, Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals--from Rune, a twinkling, pipe-smoking, kite-flying stranger investigating the mystery of his disappeared son; to Nadine, the reserved, enchanting wife of the vanished man; to Tom, a journalist and Virgil's oldest friend; and various members of the Pea family who must confront tragedies of their own. Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son who may hold the key to reviving their town.

    With intelligent humor and captivating whimsy, Leif Enger conjures a remarkable portrait of a region and its residents, who, for reasons of choice or circumstance, never made it out of their defunct industrial district. Carried aloft by quotidian pleasures including movies, fishing, necking in parked cars, playing baseball and falling in love, Virgil Wander is a swift, full journey into the heart and heartache of an often overlooked American Upper Midwest by a "formidably gifted" (Chicago Tribune) master storyteller.

    • November 18, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CST)
    • Virtual
    Register



    Binnu Palta Hill will present the final session of her special three-part series entitled "The Role of Race in the Workplace" exclusively for TEMPO Madison members and guests. Binnu Palta Hill is the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Wisconsin School of Business (WSB). Prior to joining WSB in 2006, she spent over ten years in the UW System teaching, consulting, and designing programming that enhances inclusion by leveraging strategic leadership and organizational cultural dexterity. A distinguishing factor in her approach is the combination of academic research and lived experience to dissect core issues related to identity differences.  Ms. Hill also teaches inclusive leadership in the Wisconsin MBA Programs.


    Tickets for TEMPO Madison members and guests are $25 per session. All sessions are virtual. 

    Wednesday, Nov. 18 (9am - 10am)

    The of Race in the Workplace: Making Sense of the Past and Present to Move to the Future

    We will take a historical journey of race and racism across the world, and within our own country. The session will conclude with concrete skills that participants can utilize to enhance their own understanding, have more meaningful interactions and cultivate inclusion. 


    • November 19, 2020
    • 7:15 PM (CST)
    • Zoom or TBD

    November Title:  The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston

    Hosted virtually via Zoom or in-person pending the end of the Safer at Home Order. Please contact Teri Venker for information. 

    About The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

    A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.

    Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without revealing its location.


    Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization.


    Venturing into this raw, treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful wilderness to confirm the discovery, Preston and the team battled torrential rains, quickmud, disease-carrying insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes. But it wasn't until they returned that tragedy struck: Preston and others found they had contracted in the ruins a horrifying, sometimes lethal-and incurable-disease.


    Suspenseful and shocking, filled with colorful history, hair-raising adventure, and dramatic twists of fortune, THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century.

    • December 17, 2020
    • 7:15 PM (CST)
    • Zoom or TBD

    December Title: The Body: a Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson

    Hosted virtually via Zoom or in-person pending the end of the Safer at Home Order. Please contact Teri Venker for information. 

    About The Body: A Guide for Occupants

    In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe.

    Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories, The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.

    A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this book will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again.

  • Register

    "GEM MEMBERS" are Members who have voluntarily contributed additional dollars to TEMPO Madison personally or through their companies. Select any GEM level to participate, knowing that your gift will help TEMPO Madison achieve an extra level of excellence through your generosity. 


    Ruby ($500)
    • Discount of up to $50 to one TEMPO Madison event per year
    • Promotion of your business on the TEMPO Madison website for 12 months
    • Promotion of your business in the annual TEMPO Madison booklet
    • Free TEMPO Madison t-shirt
    • Listed as a sponsor of one luncheon during the year with information on the power point and verbal acknowledgement at the podium.
    • Sit at the head table at one luncheon per year
    Sapphire ($250)
    • Promotion of your business on the TEMPO Madison website for 6 months
    • TEMPO Madison lapel pin
    • Discount of up to $25 to one TEMPO Madison event per year
    Pearl ($100)
    • Promotion of your business on the TEMPO Madison website for 3 months
    • One free beverage at one TEMPO Madison Happy Hour per year (once we are able to gather in-person)


Past events

September 24, 2020 Happy Hour on the Lake
September 23, 2020 Networking Committee Meeting
September 17, 2020 September NFL Book Club
September 15, 2020 September Book Bags Meeting
September 08, 2020 September 2020 Virtual Luncheon: Outspoken: Why Women’s Voices Get Silenced and How to Set Them Free
September 08, 2020 TEMPO Madison New Member Orientation
August 27, 2020 TEMPO Madison Happy Hour in the Park
August 24, 2020 TEMPO Madison Spa on the Patio 2020
August 20, 2020 August NFL Book Club
August 11, 2020 August Luncheon: Implicit Bias with Deborah Biddle
August 04, 2020 Chocolate and Wine Tasting with Driftless Chocolates
July 21, 2020 July Book Bags Meeting
July 16, 2020 July NFL Book Club
July 16, 2020 TEMPO Quarterly Birthday Party
July 14, 2020 July Virtual Luncheon: Emergency Preparedness with Ric Ransom
July 09, 2020 Networking Event: Virtual Happy Hour
June 30, 2020 Networking Event: Rhubarb and Rose Cooking Class and Wine Tasting with the Madison Club
June 24, 2020 Networking Event: Spa-at-Home with KOSA Spa
June 18, 2020 June NFL Book Club
June 16, 2020 June Book Bags Meeting
June 09, 2020 Annual Meeting and Luncheon with WCO's Andrew Sewell and Joe Loehnis
June 04, 2020 TEMPO Madison Virtual Happy Hour
May 21, 2020 May NFL Book Club via Zoom
May 21, 2020 TEMPO Quarterly Birthday Party
May 19, 2020 May Book Bags Meeting via Zoom
May 12, 2020 May 2020 Virtual Luncheon with Richard Davidson
May 07, 2020 Virtual Happy Hour
April 26, 2020 CANCELLED: Enjoy a Sunday Afternoon at KOSA Spa
April 16, 2020 April NFL Book Club
March 19, 2020 Cancelled: March NFL Book Club
March 18, 2020 Member Supported Event: WIC Tour of Lodgic Building
March 10, 2020 March 2020 Luncheon
March 10, 2020 TEMPO PROJECT REACH: Business Board Search and Selection
March 05, 2020 Tour of Summit Credit Union Headquarters
February 20, 2020 February NFL Book Club
February 16, 2020 Networking Event: UW Women’s Hockey v. Ohio State
February 11, 2020 February 2020 Luncheon
February 11, 2020 TEMPO PROJECT REACH: Different Types of Boards and Corresponding Liabilities
January 16, 2020 TEMPO Quarterly Birthday Party
January 14, 2020 January TEMPO Luncheon
January 14, 2020 TEMPO PROJECT REACH: Skill Sets
December 10, 2019 December 2019 TEMPO Luncheon
December 05, 2019 Tour of Promega Corporation
November 23, 2019 TEMPO Networking: Lunch & Play at the Overture Center
November 12, 2019 November 2019 TEMPO Luncheon
October 22, 2019 Session 1: 2019-20 Leadership Series - October 22, 2019
October 17, 2019 NFL Book Club October Meeting
October 17, 2019 TEMPO Quarterly Birthday Party
October 16, 2019 Tour of Electronic Theatre Controls
October 15, 2019 Book Bags - October Meeting
October 08, 2019 2019 TEMPO Shares
September 28, 2019 Badger Backyard Tailgate Party
September 19, 2019 NFL Book Club September Meeting
September 17, 2019 Book Bags - September Meeting
September 10, 2019 September 2019 TEMPO Luncheon
September 10, 2019 TEMPO New Member Orientation
August 15, 2019 NFL Book Club August Meeting
August 13, 2019 August 2019 TEMPO Luncheon
July 18, 2019 NFL Book Club July Meeting
July 16, 2019 Book Bags - July Meeting
July 13, 2019 TEMPO Breakfast Club - July
July 09, 2019 TEMPO Luncheon
July 02, 2019 TEMPO WOW Spokeswomen
July 01, 2019 TEMPO Traveler Group
June 19, 2019 Mansion Hill Architectural, Historic Walking Tour and Reception
May 14, 2019 May 2019 Luncheon
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