News & Events

Sat, Jan 24, 9:30 a.m.
It's Country Club Weekend!  Join us for a leisurely breakfast at Bay5 Diner in Mazomanie. 

Mon, February 2, 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.

Wed, February 4, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Paint and Sip at Artful Escapes  Paint and sip with your fellow TEMPO sisters!  Enjoy a beverage and appetizer as you are guided by a local professional artist through a series of brush strokes that anyone can follow.  At the end of the event you’ll be amazed at the masterpiece you have created!  No painting experience necessary!  Space is limited so reserve your easel soon!  If space permits, guest will be allowed to sign up after January 15th.

PRICING:  $35 includes appetizers, step-by-step instruction, a 16X20 canvas, and the use of all needed painting supplies (including an apron).  Please register by Monday, February 2.  Paint and Sip at Artful Escapes

Sat, February 14, 9:00 a.m.
TEMPO Breakfast Club: Middleton Hills Branch  Show up at the Prairie Cafe in Middleton Hillls 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!

Tues, Feb 17, 7:30 p.m.
Book Bags will be meeting at the home of Patty Struck.  The book to read is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  Please RSVP to Patty.

Thurs, Feb 19, 7:15 p.m.
NFL Book Club will be meeting at the home of Julie Underwood.  The book to read is Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande.  Dana Erlandsen will be the discussion leader.  Please RSVP to Julie.

Thurs, March 5 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
TEMPO 1st Quarter Birthday Celebration!  Calling all TEMPO members who are having/had a Birthday during December, January, February, and March!  We are getting together to celebrate our wonderful selves!  TEMPO will provide delicious appetizers and a cake or similar treat to say Happy Birthday.  A cash bar will be available.  Please register by noon on Monday, March 2.  TEMPO 1st Quarter Birthday Celebration   









TEMPO Madison


 Women's Entrepreneurship: Can Madison Be the Best?

Join us on Tuesday, February 10 when we welcome Amy Gannon and Heather Wentler from the Doyenne Group who will present Women's Entrepreneurship:  Can Madison Be the Best?  Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 for networking; we will be seated promptly at 11:55 for lunch.  Your entrée choices are Cucumber and Mango Pork Salad or Marinated Tofu Salad.  Please register by Thursday, February 5.  February 2015 Luncheon Registration

The Doyenne Group is dedicated to making Madison one of the best cities in the country for women entrepreneurs.  Research on women’s entrepreneurship indicates that women entrepreneurs are more capital efficient and entrepreneurial teams that include women are more successful.  The number of wealthy women is growing at six times the rate of wealthy men. Yet, the vast majority of Angel and VC funding decisions are made by men and invested in men-owned ventures.  This lack funding and mentoring support impacts women entrepreneurs’ ability to grow larger and more established businesses.  

The co-founders of the Doyenne Group, Amy Gannon and Heather Wentler, will discuss the state of women’s entrepreneurship and the initiatives the Doyenne Group is taking to impact Madison and our region.  We will share the variety of ways TEMPO members can have a positive impact on our entrepreneurial ecosystem….whether they are an entrepreneur themselves, they are aspiring to be an entrepreneur someday, or they just want to support women entrepreneurs.



Coming in March:  Jane Elder, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters

Join us on Tuesday, March 10 when we welcome Jane Elder from Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters who will present Knowledge, Beauty and Insight: Why the Sciences, Arts and Letters Matter to Wisconsin.  Please plan to meet at Blackhawk Country Club at 11:30 for networking; we will be seated promptly at 11:55 for lunch.  Your entree choices are Grilled Chicken Breast with Lemon Caper Beurre Blanc or Grilled Portabella Mushroom with Lemon Caper Beurre Blanc, both served over Quinoa and topped with Balsamic Arugula Greens and a fresh fruit garnish.

Jane Elder, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters will talk about how public participation in the sciences, arts, and letters is essential to a better quality of life in Wisconsin. Some themes she'll touch upon are why science and higher education are often devalued, what it means for Wisconsin to be ranked 48th in public funding for the arts, and how poetry, writing, and the performing arts can flourish in Wisconsin communities both large and small (creative placemaking). She will also discuss the Academy's unique and important role in building Wisconsin's capacity to face these challenges and foster our creative opportunities.

Jane is executive director of the Wisconsin Academy. She brings to the Wisconsin Academy a strong background in public policy leadership, nonprofit management, and involvement in Wisconsin arts. Her career has focused on environmental policy and communications, while personal interests include theater, modern dance and painting. Jane was the founding director of the Sierra Club’s Great Lakes program, and led the organization’s Midwest Office for many years, spearheading advances in water quality, air quality, and public lands protection in the region. She was the first recipient of Sierra Club’s Michael McCloskey Award, which honors “a distinguished record of achievement in national or international conservation causes.”

Jane was also the founding director of the Biodiversity Project, a nationwide initiative to raise public awareness about the value of Earth’s diverse species, habitats, and ecosystems, and to promote responsive action to stem the tide of loss. This work included a project to explore the ethical and theological reasons for protecting biodiversity, and a groundbreaking communications handbook: Ethics for a Small Planet. In 2002 she received the Bay and Paul Foundations’ Biodiversity Leadership Award which recognizes and rewards efforts to protect biodiversity by researchers, scholars, and advocates.






“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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