An initiative to educate, network, and position women for business board service
Our mission is to increase the number of TEMPO Madison members serving on business boards throughout Dane County.
Project Reach is a TEMPO Madison initiative to increase the number of women serving on business boards.
The project provides resources for members aspiring to serve on business boards and for those responsible for filling board positions.
TEMPO Madison was founded in 1981 by a group of visionary women who understood that leading our community and succeeding professionally require both knowledge and encouragement. TEMPO Madison’s mission is to connect and engage influential women of diverse backgrounds and experience. In so doing the group strives to advance the professional and personal goals of TEMPO members and to come together as leaders to effect positive change in our community.
Board diversity is good for business and communities
Research* demonstrates that businesses and society benefit from diversity in the boardroom. For example:
Studies have shown that it takes a minimum of three women on a board to maximize the positive impact, yet women and minority groups remain largely underrepresented on business boards nationally. Project Reach intends to positively impact this dynamic by ensuring that Madison and Dane County businesses are aware of TEMPO Madison as a great resource for recruiting board members.
Database of Board Candidates
Project Reach’s Database offers Board Brief and Board Bio documents on a broad pool of qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. TEMPO Madison members are experienced leaders with a minimum of ten years recent experience in an executive or senior leadership role.
To access Project Reach’s Database of Board Candidates, click here.