News & Events

Tues, March 20, 7:15 p.m.
Book Bags will be meeting at the home of Lynne Judd.  The book to read is The Rooster Bar by John Grisham.  Please RSVP to Lynne.

Thurs, March 29, 12 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch at Madison College Gourmet Dining Room  Enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch in the Madison College Gourmet Dining Room (now named Diane’s Delicious Diner).  Students practice their culinary skills in a simulated restaurant environment and provide an amazing gourmet dining experience. This event is open to TEMPO members and pricing is $25.  Please register by March 16.  Lunch at Madison College Gourmet Dining Room

Mon, April  2, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
TEMPO Traveler Group  If you've got the time and want to talk travel, join the TEMPO Traveler Group on the first Monday of each month at Sofra Bistro in Middleton.

Thurs, April 12, 6:15 p.m.
TEMPO Happy Hour at The Madison Club!  Do you want another opportunity to get to know and network with your board and other TEMPO members in a casual setting. We welcome members to join us at our TEMPO Happy Hour!  These Happy Hours will follow our board meetings on the Thursday following the monthly TEMPO luncheon.  No registration necessary.  TEMPO Board members will be on the club level bar, or third level pub. We hope you can join us.

Sat, April 14, 9:00 a.m.
TEMPO Breakfast Club:  Middleton Hills Branch  Show up at Prairie Cafe in Middleton Hills and join us for breakfast, coffee, and conversation, for as long as you wish to stay.  We each pay for ourselves.  Feel free to bring a friend, any friend!

Thurs, April 19, 7:15 p.m.
NFL Book Club will be meeting at the home of Joy Rice.  The book to read is The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen.  The discussion leader will be Eunice Gibson.  Please RSVP to Joy.

Sat, April 21, 10 - 11 a.m. Celebrate Earth Day with TEMPO's "Trashionista" Jill Pfeiffer.  Meet at Central Park, 202 S. Ingersoll St., Madison and help clean up the Capital City Bike Trail.  Please register by April 16. Earth Day Trash Pickup 2018


TEMPO Madison

APRIL PROGRAM - Dr. Jo Handelsman

From the White House to WID: Interdisciplinary Science in Government and the University of Wisconsin

Join us on Tuesday, April 10 to hear Jo Handelsman, Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, present From the White House to WID: Interdisciplinary Science in Government and the University of Wisconsin

Please plan to meet at The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison, at 11:30 for networking; lunch will be served at 11:55 a.m.  Your entree choices are Field Greens & Spinach Salad, or Grilled Salmon with Lemon Chive Roasted Potatoes.  Please register by Thursday, April 5 April 2018 Luncheon Registration
At our April 10 luncheon, Dr. Jo Handelsman will talk about her experiences In Washington D.C., as the Associate Director for Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and her current role as Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) at UW-Madison. Jo worked in the Obama White House from 2014 until she returned to UW-Madison as the Director of WID in 2017. Jo will share WID’s inter-disciplinary mission, how it operates, it’s successes and aspirations, the unique nature of the Discovery Building’s public/private partnership and the exciting scientific discoveries being made as a result of the interdisciplinary approach at WID. She will also talk about the work she has done in the White House & academia to advance participation of women in science.

Dr. Jo Handelsman is the Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a Vilas Research Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Molecular Biology and has served on the faculties of UW-Madison and Yale University.

In addition to her research program in metagenomics, Dr. Handelsman is nationally known for her efforts to improve science education and broaden participation in science. She served as the director of the Center for Scientific Teaching at Yale, which teaches graduate students and postdocs the principles and practices of teaching and mentoring. She also served as co-director of the National Academies Summer Institute for Undergraduate Education in Biology, which is training a national network of faculty to be outstanding teachers and mentors. Professor Handelsman is also an advocate of women in science issues. She was co-founder of the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute at the University of Wisconsin. The institute’s mission is to understand and mitigate the impediments to successfully recruiting and advancing women faculty in the sciences. Jo also served as co-director of the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute, and served as the first president of the Rosalind Franklin Society.

Registration for the 2017-18 Executive Women's Leadership Series is open!


 Catering Sponsored By

The Wisconsin Evening & Executive MBA Programs are thrilled to be partnering again with TEMPO on the Leadership Series.  We are proud to support women in leadership seeking to develop themselves and their employees.

This three-part speaker series focuses on topics that the TEMPO members have shared are relevant to today’s business leaders.  Join us for one or all three professional development events.

Topics include:
•    Bring Your Bias: Recognizing and Overcoming Unconscious Decision-Making
•    Owning Our Stories: A Pathway to Authentic Leadership
•    Mindfulness: It’s More Than Meditation

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Leadership Series.

All sessions will be held at the Wisconsin School of Business, Grainger Hall, Room 1310 - Plenary Room, 975 University Avenue.  Breakfast will be served.

Registration for individual sessions is for TEMPO members and guests.  Each session is $25 with an optional parking fee of $6. 





SESSION ONE was held on Thursday, November 2, 2017  Members and guests enjoyed hearing Binnu Palta Hill, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Wisconsin School of Business who presented Bring Your Bias: Recognizing and Overcoming Unconscious Decision-Making.



SESSION TWO was held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  Members and guests were thrilled to hear Chief Kristen Roman from the UW-Madison Police Department present Owning Our Stories: A Pathway to Authentic Leadership


Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Mindfulness: It’s More Than Meditation
Julia Yates, UW Health
Learn to use mindful awareness to examine stress reactions and resiliency tools from a place of non-judgmental curiosity. Discussion will start with defining mindfulness and exploring the powerful role of vulnerability when using mindfulness to increase self-awareness. Openly and honestly explore triggers and reactions to stress , while identifying what works to bring us back to a state of wellness and resiliency. We all react to stress, and we all need personal resiliency strategies that work for us.  SESSION 3 - 2017-18 Executive Leadership Registration


“Supporting the Next Generation of Women Leaders” from TEMPO Madison on Vimeo.


TEMPO MADISON MAIN_060812_VIMEO sdws.mp4 from TEMPO Madison on Vimeo.

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