News & Events

Wednesday, March 29th, 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
"And yet she persisted: Juliette Kinzie and the Role of Women on the Wisconsin Frontier will be held at The Egg & I Restaurant (Private Room), 2501 West Beltline Hwy,  Madison.
How have brave and persistent women of our State’s early days made an impact on what we know about our State’s history and the forces that shaped it?   Juliette Kinzie was the local Indian Agent’s wife who came from a wealthy family out east and chronicled her 1830s adventures in the bestseller, “Wau Bun.”  But she was a woman who transcended 19th century expectations, creating alliances, institutions and ultimately mentoring her granddaughter and namesake who became the founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA.  
TEMPO member Kathe Crowley Conn loves Midwestern history and authored the “Juliette Kinzie” Badger Biography for the Wisconsin Historical Society.  She will share stories and anecdotes about Kinzie’s life and the critical role of women on the Midwestern frontier.

This event is generously sponsored by TEMPO member Loretta Himmelsbach.   TEMPO will provide a continental breakfast with menu items available at the member’s expense.

Please register by March 27And Yet She Persisted - Discussion with Juliette Kinzie

Mon, April 3, 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.

Sat, April 8, 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!

April 18, 2017 7:15 p.m.
Book Bags will be meeting at Maureen Torphy's house.  The book to read is Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo.  Please RSVP to Sally.

Thurs, April 20, 7:15 p.m.
NFL Book Club will be meeting at the home of Lynne Judd.  The book to read is Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.   The discussion leader will be Sherrie Gruder. Please RSVP to Lynne.

Mon, April 24, 5:30 p.m.
No Strings Attached, a Pay-it-Forward group, is going to meet Monday, April 24.   The regular meeting starts at 5:30 pm, and there is an informational meeting starting at 4:30 pm for those who are interested in joining the group.  The meetings are held at Eve Galanter's home.  Please email Eve at or Mary Hamre at if you are interested in joining the group. 


TEMPO Madison


The Silent Epidemic: A Personal Story about Epilepsy





Please join us, Tuesday, April 11 to hear Dr. Kristin Seaborg present The Silent Epidemic: A Personal Story About Epilepsy.

Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 for networking; lunch will be served at 11:55 a.m. Your entree selections are Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad with marinated chicken breast, diced ham, avocado, cherry tomatoes, grilled red onion, on a toasted baguette (or gluten free bread) or Cobb Salad with Hard Boiled Eggs, avocado, cherry tomatoes, grilled red onion on a toasted baguette.  Both will be served with blue cheese spread and a lemon chive vinaigrette.  Please register by Thursday, April 6.  April 2017 Luncheon Registration

High school student Kristin Seaborg had the world at her fingertips in Brookfield, Wisconsin: a loving family, happiness and security, early admission to U. W. medical school--until the frightening diagnosis of epilepsy threatened to destroy both her career path and her health. Living in constant fear that her seizures would intensify and prevent her from practicing medicine, Kristin kept her condition a closely guarded secret all through medical school. For eight years she led a tenuous double life as patient and physician.  She will tell her story and how she had brain surgery during her pediatric residency with the hope to live a life free of seizures. She continues to have seizures today and decided to “come out” about the disease to provide awareness and try to dispel to the stigma associated with this common but misunderstood disease. One in 26 people worldwide have had seizures.

She has written a book, The Sacred Disease, My Life with Epilepsy, which chronicles her tenacious fight and her experiences as a vulnerable patient.  Books will be for sale at TEMPO meeting ($16) with $5 of each sale donated to  the TEMPO Foundation. Normally, proceeds from her book are donated to CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) founded by Susan and David Axelrod. Kristin volunteers her time to give speeches and write about the disease she tried to hide for so long and has told her story to a variety of organizations, ranging from physicians and national foundations supporting epilepsy research to her son’s confirmation class where she discusses stigma and bullying.  She is on a mission to bring the disease out into the open including elementary and high schools where epilepsy is kept quiet. Kristin is currently writing a section of a curriculum on the patient perspective of living with epilepsy for an epilepsy fellowship training program, to be used nationally for neurologists-in-training.

Dr. Kristin Seaborg attended college at the University of Wisconsin and medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.  She practiced primary care pediatrics at Group Health Cooperative for 8 years before leaving her practice to focus on educating others about health concerns through writing and speaking. She was named a top pediatrician in Madison Newspapers STAR Reader Poll awards last year and her book was featured at the Wisconsin Book Festival.

Kristin lives in Verona with her husband, Andrew, and three healthy children (one born the day after a grand mal Seizure).  All three young children understand epilepsy and know exactly what to do if their mother experiences a seizure.



Thursday, May 4, 2017
Uncover the Shortfalls in Your Negotiating Skills
Managing the Most Important Variable in Negotiation: Yourself

Wisconsin School of Business
Grainger Hall
Room 1310, Plenary Room
7:30 a.m.- 9:15 a.m.; Breakfast Session

Each day professionals negotiate; managers bargain with subordinates, superiors, colleagues, suppliers, and customers. In fact, many everyday interactions involve negotiation. Leaders can hone their skills by focusing on a defined negotiating process. However, as humans, we may inadvertently limit our negotiation effectiveness. This talk encourages mindful attention to how you can identify and overcome pitfalls to become a stronger negotiator and leader.
Featured speaker Dr. Deb Houden is a faculty associate at the Wisconsin School of Business and director of the University of Wisconsin Family Business Center. Dr. Houden teaches a negotiations class to Wisconsin MBA executive students. She instructs through the Center for Profes¬sional Development and through the Center for Advanced Studies in Business. She has also taught Interpersonal Communication, Communication, and Conflict Resolution.




“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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