TEMPO Milwaukee

TEMPO Milwaukee TEMPO Milwaukee's mission is to further the impact of women leaders in our community. TEMPO Milwaukee is a professional women's organization that connects its 425 members who hold CEO, executive and senior leadership positions with one another and the community.

Its mission is to further the impact of women leaders in Milwaukee. TEMPO Milwaukee provides members with the opportunity to network with leaders and future leaders and enhance their awareness of issues and trends having an impact on Milwaukee and the business community. TEMPO Milwaukee serves its diverse membership and community through educational programming, networking opportunities, relationship building, and mentoring, with the goal of empowering women to achieve and sustain leadership roles. In 2015, TEMPO Milwaukee introduced its Emerging Women Leaders (EWL) initiative. EWL is composed of 230+ of Milwaukee's rising stars and high-achievers, locally recognized, community-minded change makers and inclusive up-and-coming leaders.

Mission: To further the impact of women leaders in our community.

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BEHIND THE SCENES of the 15th Annual #TEMPOLeadership Event!Last year after our event with Kendra Scott we brainstormed ...
11/18/2020

BEHIND THE SCENES of the 15th Annual #TEMPOLeadership Event!

Last year after our event with Kendra Scott we brainstormed where we would need to host this year’s event since we had maxed out at the ICC. Our dream: Fiserv Forum

Although it won’t be packed with our 1,500 registered attendees, Fiserv Forum will be our stage for tomorrow’s live event. Our friends at Mindpool Live are hard at work setting up our video village for our socially distanced, virtual event in true 2020 fashion.

Who’s going to be tuning in?! It’s not too late to register! www.tempomilwaukee.org/15th-annual-leadership-event

Update! TEMPO is SO proud of our 25 (!) members and 1 EWL member who were named last week to Milwaukee Business Journal'...
11/17/2020

Update! TEMPO is SO proud of our 25 (!) members and 1 EWL member who were named last week to Milwaukee Business Journal's 2020 Power Brokers & Executives to Watch including our very own President & CEO, Jen Dirks and Board Chair, Lori Richards!

Thank you to all of these women for their immense leadership within our community. Please join us in congratulating these power-house women!

Power Brokers:
Wendy Bauman
Janette Braverman
Erickajoy Daniels
Coreen Dicus-Johnson
Jen Dirks
Cristy Garcia-Thomas
Tami Garrison
Linda Gorens-Levey
Eve Hall
Nancy Hernandez
Tracy Johnson
Kara Kaiser
Phyllis King
Marcelia Nicholson*
Emily Phillips
Joan Prince
Lori Richards
Joanne Sabir
Mary Ellen Stanek
Denise Thomas
Peggy Williams-Smith

Pandemic Power Brokers:
Kathleen O'Leary

Young Professional Power Brokers:
Leana Nakielski

Executives to Watch:
Laura Gutierrez
Kathy Henrich
May yer Thao

*Emerging Women Leader member

Happy #NewMemberFriday to Rashi Khosla! Rashi Khosla is an accomplished Enterprise Architect, and CEO of MARS Solutions ...
11/13/2020

Happy #NewMemberFriday to Rashi Khosla!

Rashi Khosla is an accomplished Enterprise Architect, and CEO of MARS Solutions Group (MARS SG).

Rashi quit her flourishing corporate career in IT to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. Passionate towards technology and data, she launched MARS SG with boot strap capital and grew it organically to a thriving multimillion Dollar business – in just four years.

A natural and meticulous strategist, Rashi worked across the globe, managing large teams and developing Data and Information solutions for a number of prominent clients. Her innovative approach to problem-solving is perhaps her greatest strength as a leader.

Prior to her work with MARS Solutions Group, Rashi has served in technical and management positions and has been retained as a consultant for several Milwaukee companies in various industries. She has maintained a strong background in business, technology, and process development throughout her career in the information technology arena.

Her proudest achievement to date has been her family. She loves being a mom to her two daughters and they help her maintain a healthy perspective that emphasized work-life balance.

Rashi has special philanthropic interests in helping kids with disabilities and mentoring women in the STEM field, and supports numerous organizations involved in these causes. As such, Rashi serves on the Board of Ronald McDonald House of Charities Eastern Wisconsin as well as on the HR committee for this organization. Rashi also serves on Social Committee for I.C. Stars in Milwaukee, that is an immersive technology workforce training and placement program for promising young adults.

Rashi is also proud to have earned certifications for MARS SG as a Women & Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE), and as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB). Because of Rashi’s success as a “growth partner” in these capacities, MARS SG is consistently recognized as a top diversity supplier by the companies that they serve.

11/13/2020
A Special PEARLS Thank You to Gabrielle Union

Need something to start your weekend off on the right note? Take a few minutes to watch this special thank you video from PEARLS for Teen Girls to our featured Leadership Event speaker Gabrielle Union.

This is what it’s all about. We can’t wait to be joined by these girls and so many others next week for our event!

TEMPO Milwaukee is having Gabrielle Union keynote their event on empowerment in November 2020. PEARLS for Teens Girls was invited to attend and create a vide...

One week from today we will be talking with THE Gabrielle Union on what equity and empowerment means to her, joined by 1...
11/12/2020

One week from today we will be talking with THE Gabrielle Union on what equity and empowerment means to her, joined by 1,500 of our closest friends from all over the country!

Are you registered to join us?! If not, you have 7 days to head over to www.tempomilwaukee.org/15th-annual-leadership-event to secure your spot for this exclusive, virtual event. Trust us, you do not want to miss out!

#TEMPOLeadership #EquityAndEmpowerment

Sending out a big thank you to all of our incredible Leadership Event corporate sponsors! Alverno College, American Fami...
11/11/2020

Sending out a big thank you to all of our incredible Leadership Event corporate sponsors! Alverno College, American Family Insurance, Associated Bank, Branigan, Direct Supply, EUA, Johnson Controls, Kohl's, MGIC, Muller Communications, Neroli Salon & Spa, PNC Bank, Quad, Reinhart Law, Rockwell Automation and We Energies!

Kamala Harris made history over the weekend, shattering racial and gender barriers. She is set to become the first femal...
11/09/2020

Kamala Harris made history over the weekend, shattering racial and gender barriers. She is set to become the first female vice president and woman of color in the White House. Only two other women have run for vice president on a major ticket. #glassceiling #breakthrough #milestone

A big thank you to our two Networking Sponsors: Advocate Aurora Health and Heartland Value Fund! We thank you for your c...
11/09/2020

A big thank you to our two Networking Sponsors: Advocate Aurora Health and Heartland Value Fund! We thank you for your continued support in our event and bringing together our members, Emerging Women Leaders and community members in this virtual capacity!

www.tempomilwaukee.org/15th-annual-leadership-event

Happy #NewMemberFriday to Julia Fennelly! Julia Fennelly is the Director of Public Relations for Kohl’s and has held num...
11/06/2020

Happy #NewMemberFriday to Julia Fennelly!

Julia Fennelly is the Director of Public Relations for Kohl’s and has held numerous progressive roles within the company since 2011. Prior to Kohl’s, Julia acquired communications expertise at Cramer-Krasselt and Branigan Communications, serving clients such as Northwestern Mutual, Johnson Controls, Briggs & Stratton and Kohler.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master's degree in Public Relations from Marquette University. Julia serves on the board of the Urban Ecology Center, and has served on the committee for the Penfield Children's Center's Croquet Ball since 2015. She is a long-time supporter of Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.

We are TWO WEEKS away from our conversation with Gabrielle Union for our 15th Annual Leadership Event: Equity & Empowerm...
11/05/2020

We are TWO WEEKS away from our conversation with Gabrielle Union for our 15th Annual Leadership Event: Equity & Empowerment!

Are you one of our more than 1,400 registered to attend?! If yes, you can go ahead and share this image to let your friends, family and colleagues know that you will be virtually attending the event of the year! If not, head to www.tempomilwaukee.org/15th-annual-leadership-event now to register , confirm your spot and get your own image to share!

Our Leadership Event featured speaker is no stranger to Marquette University with her ties to the men's basketball team ...
11/05/2020

Our Leadership Event featured speaker is no stranger to Marquette University with her ties to the men's basketball team through her husband, Dwayne Wade. We are grateful for Marquette's continued support in welcoming Gabrielle Union to our 15th annual event!

www.tempomilwaukee.org/15th-annual-leadership-event

The TEMPO and EWL community is well-represented in the inaugural cohort of Forward 48! Congratulations to all who were s...
11/05/2020

The TEMPO and EWL community is well-represented in the inaugural cohort of Forward 48! Congratulations to all who were selected to participate in this new community leadership program:

Caroline Gomez-Tom
Samantha Maldonado
Betsy Radue
Fiesha Lynn Bell
Rebecca Stoner
Avelina Poppert
Allison Wagner

Happy #NewMemberFriday to Alex Rikkers! Alex Rikkers is the Global Marketing Strategy Director for GE Healthcare’s Clini...
10/30/2020

Happy #NewMemberFriday to Alex Rikkers! Alex Rikkers is the Global Marketing Strategy Director for GE Healthcare’s Clinical Care Solutions (CCS) Digital business. In this role, she is responsible for driving digital innovations and developing a cohesive strategy for digital solutions across the segment. Alex led the Patient Monitoring marketing team from 2015 to 2019 and was the marketing manager for the CARESCAPE monitoring platform from 2013 – 2015. Prior to joining GE Healthcare, Alex managed the Infection Prevention portfolio at Diversey, a business unit of Sealed Air Corp. She also held marketing roles at MillerCoors (now Molson Coors) and the Kellogg Company. Alex holds an M.B.A from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Global Studies from the University of Iowa.

#LatinaEqualPayDayTEMPO Milwaukee, Professional Dimensions and Milwaukee Women inc formed the Women's Leadership Collabo...
10/29/2020

#LatinaEqualPayDay

TEMPO Milwaukee, Professional Dimensions and Milwaukee Women inc formed the Women's Leadership Collaborative MKE in 2019 to address all instances of disparity, and we're currently focused on pay equity.

Today is Latina Equal Pay Day, representing the number of days a Latina woman has to work into the year to catch up to a white, non-Hispanic man's wages.

From Catalyst, here are four actions business leaders can take to accelerate closure of the gap;

1. Conduct internal pay equity studies/analyses
2. Support pay transparency
3. Ban salary history requests
4. Evaluate recruitment, promotion, and talent management systems for bias.

#LatinaEqualPayDay

Our incredible event co-chair, Tami Garrison has been instrumental in the planning of this year's Leadership Event. A bi...
10/26/2020

Our incredible event co-chair, Tami Garrison has been instrumental in the planning of this year's Leadership Event. A big thank you to her and Molson Coors for their support as an Advocate Sponsor of our conversation on equity and empowerment with Gabrielle Union on November 19.

www.tempomilwaukee.org/15th-annual-leadership-event

2020 marks the 100-year anniversary of women’s suffrage. TEMPO Milwaukee honors all who came before us in the fight for ...
10/26/2020

2020 marks the 100-year anniversary of women’s suffrage. TEMPO Milwaukee honors all who came before us in the fight for our ability to vote by encouraging our members to vote and use their voices in our nation’s upcoming election. You can visit www.myvote.wi.gov for resources and more information. #GOTV

Happy #NewMemberFriday to Laura Leszczynski! Often companies are so close to their business they limit their growth, cre...
10/23/2020

Happy #NewMemberFriday to Laura Leszczynski! Often companies are so close to their business they limit their growth, creativity and profitability by not being able to have an outside perspective. Laura Leszczynski has over 28 years of experience asking the right questions and uncovering hidden opportunities to help businesses grow and prosper. Using neuromarketing best practices, smart strategy and keen creative, Laura successfully aids in messaging, branding, planning, brainstorming and executing. She founded her first marketing agency at the age of 23, co-founded a youth volleyball club serving 400 athletes annual 11 years ago and continues to manage team members producing effective deliverables serving a wide range of industries and clients.

Baird continues to be an incredible supporter and advocate. We are thankful for its commitment to supporting our convers...
10/22/2020

Baird continues to be an incredible supporter and advocate. We are thankful for its commitment to supporting our conversation on equity and empowerment with Gabrielle Union on November 19. Thank you for your continued support!

www.tempomilwaukee.org/15th-annual-leadership-event

GIVEAWAY!!!! Treat yourself 🙂We’ve partnered with SKN BAR RX to give away THREE tickets to our 15th Annual Leadership Ev...
10/22/2020

GIVEAWAY!!!! Treat yourself 🙂

We’ve partnered with SKN BAR RX to give away THREE tickets to our 15th Annual Leadership Event and ONE Clear & Brilliant Laser Facial.

Head over to our Instagram @tempomilwaukee to learn more, now through Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. CST.

Our home is central to our lives. It provides shelter; it’s the backdrop for countless family memories; and it shapes ou...
10/21/2020

Our home is central to our lives. It provides shelter; it’s the backdrop for countless family memories; and it shapes our sense of community and personal identity. Economically, home ownership builds wealth and provides security. So, it’s not surprising that home ownership has been part of the so called “American Dream” for generations. Yet, with this also comes the harsh reality of systemic racism and discrimination, posing threats to equal opportunities. Buying a home is a dream that can seem out of reach for many low income families. It’s difficult to save for a down payment when a disproportionate percentage of your monthly income is spent on rent. Yet, research shows the positive impact home ownership has on a family’s budget, kids’ academics, neighborhood’s safety, and a city’s tax base.

Join us as we hear from three subject-matter TEMPO member experts, Kelly Andrew, Kristen Gagliano and Lynnea Katz-Petted, as they share a look into the work of Acts Housing and Revitalize Milwaukee in supporting equal housing opportunities in our community in a moderated conversation led by May yer Thao of Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA).

www.tempomilwaukee.org/tempo-talks

We are now officially less than ONE MONTH (!) away from our conversation with Gabrielle Union on equity and empowerment!...
10/20/2020

We are now officially less than ONE MONTH (!) away from our conversation with Gabrielle Union on equity and empowerment!

This special 15th Annual event could not be made possible without the generous support of our Anniversary Sponsor, U.S. Bank.

Are you registered yet?! www.tempomilwaukee.org/15th-annual-leadership-event

Today starts the official one month countdown for our 15th Annual Leadership Event with Gabrielle Union! This virtual ev...
10/19/2020

Today starts the official one month countdown for our 15th Annual Leadership Event with Gabrielle Union!

This virtual event experience is open to ALL with individual tickets and sponsorship opportunities still available. If you haven't secured your ticket, we encourage you to do so today and mark your calendar for next month - November 19, 5:30-7 p.m.

You DON'T want to miss out! www.tempomilwaukee.org/15th-annual-leadership-event

#TEMPOLeadership #EquityAndEmpowerment

#PayEquity #WLCMKE
10/19/2020
Women's Leadership Collaborative MKE

#PayEquity #WLCMKE

A step toward pay equity at Princeton; the university has agreed to pay $925,000 in back pay to the 106 female professors who were found to have been inadequately compensated from 2012 to 2014, as well as $250,000 in future salary adjustments.

TEMPO Milwaukee Professional Dimensions Milwaukee Women inc

Happy #NewMemberFriday to Katina Shaw! Katina Shaw is entering her 14th season with the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club....
10/16/2020

Happy #NewMemberFriday to Katina Shaw! Katina Shaw is entering her 14th season with the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. Her current position is Vice President of Community Relations and Family Liaison. Katina serves as the key liaison between the front office, players, their families, team ownership, investors and the community. She performs a variety of duties; including the creation and management of community programs, such as “Beyond the Diamond” Brewers monthly community volunteer outreach initiative, in addition to coordinating activities and programs for Brewers Wives, alumni and front office personnel, she also supports the community efforts of Brewers Community Foundation, the charitable arm of the Brewers. Before joining the Brewers, Katina spent 8+ years in fundraising as the Market Manager for the Milwaukee Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, where she coordinated the fundraising efforts for the ADA Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes in Milwaukee, Green Bay and Racine. In June 2019, Shaw received The Business Journal Women of Influence Award and in February 2012, she received the Milwaukee Times Black Excellence Award, an honor that recognizes individuals who are making a positive difference in the community. A native of Milwaukee, Katina resides in Milwaukee County with her husband Jermaine, son Jamar, grandson Jeremiah and their four-legged terrier, Tank.
Katina is an active volunteer in the community and is a member of various boards and committees in the Milwaukee community such as; Girls Scouts of Wisconsin Southeastern, Kyle’s Korner, Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, Wisconsin Humane Society and One Accord Foundation.

Are you one of the more than 1,000 registered to attend our 15th Annual Virtual Leadership Event with Gabrielle Union, y...
10/12/2020

Are you one of the more than 1,000 registered to attend our 15th Annual Virtual Leadership Event with Gabrielle Union, yet?!

Claim your spot today for this intimate, enlightening and engaging conversation on equity and empowerment as Gabrielle speaks with our incredible co-chair, Kareeda Chones-Aguam, on her passion for women's health, equity for women in the workplace, her business savvy as an entrepreneur and the joys and struggles of motherhood in the midst of a global pandemic.

Registration is open to all at www.tempomilwaukee.org/15th-annual-leadership-event

Happy #NewMemberFriday to Denise Kohnke! With over 30 years working with the C-suite in the healthcare, tech, retail, B2...
10/09/2020

Happy #NewMemberFriday to Denise Kohnke! With over 30 years working with the C-suite in the healthcare, tech, retail, B2B, ecommerce, non-profit, travel and tourism industries, Denise centers her counsel at the intersection of strategy and activation. “If directives can’t be expressed in marketing, if the brand can’t live in staff behavior, if objectives don’t ladder up to business vision, whatever time you’ve spent on strategy is worthless.” Her areas of expertise include on brand restructuring and persuasion, beginning with strategic planning facilitation and ending with creative and marketing counsel on the multi-platform expression. Her industry awards include One Show Pencils for writing, a Jay Chiat strategy award and Effie. She is the author of the satirical, yet academic, All The Other Marketing Books Are Crap available on Amazon, has been published in outlets such as MediaPost and CMO Strategy, and is a frequent guest on radio talk shows.

We have a powerhouse panel assembled for this week's TEMPO Talks on the Juggling Act of Coronavirus, Gender Inequality a...
10/07/2020

We have a powerhouse panel assembled for this week's TEMPO Talks on the Juggling Act of Coronavirus, Gender Inequality and the Working Mom.

Join us as our board chair Lori Richards moderates a discussion between two TEMPO Milwaukee members and TWO Emerging Women Leader members, who are all currently juggling it all.

Registration is free for TEMPO and EWL members and $10 for non-members. www.tempomilwaukee.org/tempo-talks

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In 1975, most women, regardless of talent, competence or position were kept outside of the city's power structure. On February 6, 1975, a handful of women set out to change the landscape for women. They gathered to participate in the first TEMPO Business and Professional Women’s Club of Milwaukee Wisconsin which has grown and evolved into what is known today as TEMPO Milwaukee. The hope of the founding members was to create a society where women hold an equal place in leadership, policy, and decision making. The organization has remained true to its foundational mission and continues to evolve as the business landscape in Milwaukee changes. TEMPO Milwaukee looks to the future as an opportunity to grow and create more awareness of the organization.

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Great spotlight...Ladies lead and get it done. Hope you are taking care friends! https://bit.ly/3a7OP0a 😘🤘
Listening to TEMPO Milwaukee's Jen Dirks live on Wisconsin Public Radio talking about the #MeToo survey. https://www.wpr.org/listen-live!
Hi all - My day cleared up on Friday, June 22. Does anyone have an extra spot at the Women of Influence lunch?
Thank you for the invite TEMPO Kenosha. Enjoyed meeting your great female leaders - as well as hearing from Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser. Pretty impressive things happening with our neighbors to the south. #PowerOfTEMPO
Would love to have your help spreading the word about the 2nd Annual Young Women Inventors Contest. Free and open to young women in grades 4-8. If they can get their invention ideas down on paper and explain them, we'd love to see what they dream up!
What a wonderful group of awesome women!