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June 2019 TEMPO Annual Celebration

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Invitation to a Celebration! Please join us, Tuesday, June 11 for the 2019 Annual Members Meeting.Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:00 for a special member networking event; lunch will be served at noon. We will also enjoy delectable desserts!  Please register by Thursday, June 8.  2019 TEMPO Annual CelebrationOn June 11, we are starting early so you have a chance to visit informally with fellow members and meet those who are currently participating in TEMPO committees and networking groups. We'll be offering sparkling beverages. You can visit the Program committee to share ideas for great future luncheon speakers or connect with the Networking committee to plan a fun TEMPO event on the day of the week that's best for you. This is your opportunity to enjoy…
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May 2019 TEMPO Luncheon

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Please join us on Tuesday, May 14, to hear Laurie Benson, Executive Director, Nurses on Boards Coalition, present A Practical Guide to Steps to the Boardroom Please register by Thursday, May 9. May 2019 TEMPO Luncheon Registration Raising your leadership voice in the boardroom: Lessons Learned on the journey from preparing, pursuing, serving and sustaining contributions and impact. Laurie currently serves as the Executive Director, Nurses on Boards Coalition, whose mission is to improve health in communities across the nation through the service of nurses on all types of boards. She is a successful Co-Founder and former CEO of a technology systems integrator, growing revenues to $80 Million at the time of sale. She has served on 8 corporate boards in the technology, finance, insurance, engineering, commercial real estate, manufacturing…
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Session 2: TEMPO Leadership Series 2018-19

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2018-2019 TEMPO Executive Leadership Series: Session Two Wednesday, April 24, 7:30 – 9:15 a.m. Mollie Bell, 4everMoxi™ and Chief Development Officer, Ent Credit Union OwnIt. EarnIt. GiveIt.™ What is it anyway? It is leadership and we all lead. Through stories of disappointment and triumph, this inspirational, candid, and reflective discussion and workshop will introduce you to the theory of deeply understanding your leadership story; owning your authentic self; and, applying your knowledge to create a path for your future success and those around you. Mollie Bell joined Ent Credit Union, Colorado’s largest credit union, in December 2018 as Chief Development Officer leading people and community development. Mollie has a passion for the credit union movement and has worked on behalf of credit unions since 2007 when she went to work…
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April 2019 TEMPO Luncheon

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Please join us on Tuesday, April 9 to hear Yoyi Steele present What's Happening with Birds in Wisconsin Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 am for networking; lunch will be served at noon. Please register by Thursday, April 4. April 2019 Luncheon Registration Spring bird migration is underway. Many of the early birds will soon be arriving in Wisconsin. And of course, certain species stayed with us all winter. How did they fare? How healthy are our bird populations? Which birds are threatened or endangered and why? What birds are doing extremely well? What can we do to help our feathered friends? Our speaker has worPked on the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative for the Department of Natural Resources and is a self-described “Bird Geek”. Yoyi Steele…
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March 2019 TEMPO Luncheon

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Please join us on Tuesday, March 12 to hear Emily Auerbach, Professor of English and Director of the UW Odyssey Project present From Poverty to Power: The Multi-Generational Impact of the UW Odyssey Project Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 am for networking; lunch will be served at noon. Please register by Thursday, March 7. “The Odyssey Project helped me unwrap my gifts and rewrite the story of my life,” commented one single parent. How can an award-winning humanities course help break a cycle of poverty not only for adult students in the classroom but also for their families and communities? Eloquent graduates of Odyssey will join Emily Auerbach at the podium to share their journeys of transformation. [caption id="attachment_995" align="alignleft" width="300"] Josephine and Emily[/caption] Emily…
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February 2019 TEMPO Luncheon

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Please join us, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 to hear Steve Ackerman and Jonathan Martin present Ask the Weather Guys: What Does Our Weather Say About Climate Change? Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 am for networking; lunch will be served at noon. Steve and Jonathan are professors in the UW-Madison Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Known as “The Weather Guys”, they are regular guests on Wisconsin Public Radio on the last Monday of each month. They also author the monthly column “Ask the Weather Guys” for the Wisconsin State Journal. What does our weather say about climate change? When its colder than usual during a Wisconsin winter, does that mean global warming is not occurring? Why did we see such devastating flooding in Wisconsin last…
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Theola Carter

Theola Carter

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[caption id="attachment_1024" align="alignright" width="196"] Theola Carter, B.A., M.P.A.[/caption] Actress. Leader. Advocate. These are a few of the words that can be used to describe Theola Carter. Above all else, Theola lives a life full of compassion, empathy, and dedication. As the current Manager of Policy and Program Improvement with the Dane County Government, Theola takes pride knowing that she is helping people every day. Outside of her profession, she continues to pour into other organizations and individuals to further support those around her as well as those who are in need. Theola truly exemplifies altruism in every sense of her life. When she gives, she gives her all. Ms. Carter lives by the virtue that it is better to give than receive. Growing up, Theola recounts on how her family…
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Turina Bakken

Turina Bakken

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Turina Bakken In Spring 2019, the greater Madison area was revamped by the presence of 85 life-size Bucky Badger Statues. Finding all the Bucky statues became a mass phenomenon that brought joy and free entertainment to the community members. The best part of Bucky on Parade, however, stems from the union of community members that led to the donation of over one million dollars. Turina Bakken, Provost for Madison College and TEMPO member for 7 years, was one of the influential leaders who diligently worked to bring the Bucky on Parade to life and to our community.  Although, Turina was on the Board of Directors for Bucky on Parade, she ensured to highlight the countless others who helped with the project, making sure that they too were recognized for their…
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Renee Moe

Renee Moe

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Renee Moe Queen Elizabeth II once said, “I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.” Renee Moe, President and CEO of United Way of Dane County, embodies the exact kind of leader that the Queen is describing. Renee works holistically across all sectors within life to bridge people in the pursuit to solve problems and to drive change through community empowerment. She exemplifies the characteristics of altruism, conscientiousness, and motivation as a woman and leader. Renee not only recognizes the issues in our community, but also actively seeks to find and…
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