Advocate. Elevate. Accelerate.
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.
Kudos to WHEDA Community and Economic Development Director Ana Simpson for receiving one of TEMPO Milwaukee’s 33rd Annual Mentor Awards. This award recognizes individuals and organizations in the Milwaukee community who are dedicated to mentoring others. At WHEDA, Ana leads a statewide team of eight professionals who focus on advancing WHEDA’s mission in local communities. Employees on the community and economic development team come from all walks of life with varied experiences, yet, Ana focus on ensuring each one feels valued and empowered.
Outside of WHEDA, Ana serves on the Boards of multiple organizations where she demonstrates strong mentorship to many. Ana will be recognized for her award at TEMPO’s Annual Mentor Awards Ceremony on February 16. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3WchU30
What an amazing week for the City of Milwaukee and our communities last week!
10/18- Got to see bright faces at the Equity in Tech summit led by Milky Way Tech Hub and MARS Solutions . And our very own board member Nadiyah Johnson was hyped!
10/19- Got to see how community and data can come together to make a huge impact. Great job Data You Can Use for making such an impactful day, and your leader Victor Amaya.
10/20- Two for one!
We got to host our own event with Huntington Bank around Accessing Capital for diverse communities, held No studios . Thank you to Rick Banks and Melissa Osowski for setting up the event, and John Chidester for the first connection!
And finally, TEMPO Milwaukee put on an amazing annual event, with featured speaker Simone Biles inspiring us all! Shout out to MKE Black Advisor Danielle Bly for co-creating such an amazing event!
Let's keep teaming and dreaming out there, and making sure the communities we serve are connecting and building bridges to collaborate!
Members of the Inspiring Women Employee Resource Group attended the TEMPO Milwaukee 2022 Leadership Event. One of the highlights was getting to hear from Simone Biles!
“Dream Big, Then Dream BIGGER.”
Last week at TEMPO Milwaukee’s 17th Annual Leadership Event, featuring the amazing Simone Biles.
Thank you American Family Insurance for the invite!
Branigan was a proud corporate sponsor for TEMPO Milwaukee's recent 17th Annual Leadership Event that featured Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. Members of the Branigan team were among the 1,400 in attendance to hear her inspiring story.
What an inspirational night! We had a blast supporting Mary and hearing Simone Biles share important messages about confidence, resiliency and self-advocacy at TEMPO Milwaukee's Leadership Event. We feel more driven than ever to dream big, lead by example and not be afraid to prioritize our physical and mental health!
In just two weeks, TEMPO Milwaukee will be hosting its 17th annual Leadership Event, co-chaired by our very own Mary Jessen! The Mueller team is so proud of the hard work Mary has put in and can't wait to come support her on October 20. Tickets are available at
WHEDA is pleased to share that Ana Simpson, Director of Community & Economic Development, has been chosen by Madison365 as one of Wisconsin's 46 most influential Latino leaders. Beyond her dedicated work to serve WHEDA's diverse populations and communities, Ana serves as a member of the boards of directors of TEMPO Milwaukee and La Familia De Arte, the advisory boards of Family Service Of Waukesha, and La Casa De Esperanza, and the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy and Capability.
Ana will receive recognition next week at the Fifth Annual Wisconsin Leadership Summit. Congratulations, Ana, for this well-deserved honor!
We are ecstatic to announce that Direct Positive will be showcased at The Midwest Film Festival in Chicago on Oct. 4! Come and join us at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at 7 p.m. to see this inspiring documentary, brought to life by our all-women creative team at our HQ in Milwaukee, featuring the stories and voices of women leaders from TEMPO Milwaukee.
In August 1920, women gained the right to vote — thanks to the women who stood up to demand it in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention. Today, on Women's Equality Day, we're proud to stand with TEMPO Milwaukee to honor every woman who works toward equality. TOGETHER, OUR VOICES RISE.
Cheering on the home team with some power women! Sarah Wong and Billie Jean Smith were amazing hostesses. Thanks to TEMPO Milwaukee for helping inspire this network-building fun, and for making it possible!
We’re thrilled! Direct Positive won Best Documentary 2022 at the FEEDBACK Female Film Festival! This short film — created, directed and produced by our all-women team alongside TEMPO Milwaukee — presents a raw, honest look at female leadership. It explores how women changed both the workplace and the world for the better, while highlighting how much progress still needs to be made.
Want to arrange your own screening of Direct Positive? Learn how here: https://bit.ly/3zRCUT3
Women Who Open Doors Podcast Alert! 🚨
Who's guilty of purchasing a product based on the look of its packaging? 🙋🏻♀️
Well, that might have been the work of Kelley Kempel! Julie had the pleasure of sitting down with Kelley, Owner & Creative Director of Hidden Path Creative. In May of 2020, Kelley dipped her toe in the entrepreneurial water by creating Hidden Path Creative as a side hustle to help small to medium-sized businesses create packaging designs that genuinely represent their brand identity. Last year, she decided to go all-in bringing "big brand knowledge" to help lift those businesses by building meaningful customer connections through a mix of strategy, storytelling, and innovation.
In this episode, Kelley shares the importance of a brand personality, how she found community as a member of TEMPO Milwaukee, and her love of hiking (you gotta hear her amazing wedding story)!
Kelley never pictured herself as an entrepreneur. Listen below to hear her advice for those interested in taking the leap.
🎧 Listen to their full episode here https://knot-magic.com/podcast/
and make sure to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts!
▶️ Interested in watching the episode? Check out our YouTube channel here https://youtu.be/zxfxkpFA9NI
As part of our work with TEMPO Milwaukee on the documentary Direct Positive, we had the honor of sitting down with Margaret Henningsen, a founder of Milwaukee’s first Juneteenth celebration in 1971. Here’s a brief glimpse into the great wisdom she had to share.
The EWL Professional Development Day is designed for women leaders interested in professional growth and enrichment - for themselves and their teams. Interactive workshops and educational presentations focus on techniques and tools to lead and affect change. The Professional Development Day features dynamic, inspiring and impactful sessions featuring timely, on-trend topics.
It was such a blessing to be their partner photographer!
📍 3rd Street Market Hall
This nonprofit tuition discount program enables staff members and individuals served by network members to enroll in Stritch courses at a reduced tuition rate.
We're proud to partner with these amazing community organizations!
African American Leadership Alliance Milwaukee
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
PEARLS for Teen Girls