We have re-imagined and re-invented our TEMPO Leadership Event this year. We will host our evening event at the Miller High Life Theatre for a fun night out with friends, colleagues and family! Join our pre-event cocktail celebration in the rotunda before entering the theatre for an intimate conversation with Selma Blair.

Throughout her diverse career, Selma Blair has been one of the most versatile and exciting actresses on screen. Blair’s longstanding career began with her comedic roles in pop culture classics in the early 2000s. Blair has worked with an array of acclaimed directors including Guillermo del Toro and Todd Solodnz, to name a few. Additionally, Blair was named one of Time Magazine’s People of The Year in 2017 as one of their Silence Breakers.

Blair released her first Memoir titled “Mean Baby” in May 2022, which she tells the captivating story about growing up and finding her truth. Over the course of the beautiful and, at times, devastating memoir, she lays bare her addiction to alcohol, her devotion to her brilliant and complicated mother, and the moments she flirted with death. There is brutal violence, passionate love, true friendship, the gift of motherhood, and, finally, the surprising salvation of a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. 

Blair can recently be seen as the subject of the documentary, Introducing, Selma Blair, which premiered to rave reviews at the 2021 SXSW Festival, where the feature won the Special Jury Recognition for Exceptional Intimacy in Storytelling. The film also won the New York Women in Film & Television Documentary Award at the Hamptons Film Festival and received three Critics Choice Documentary Award nominations, including Best Documentary Feature.  The documentary, which reveals Blair’s intimate and raw journey with Multiple Sclerosis, opened in theaters on October 15th. The film was released on Discovery+ on October 21st and is currently streaming on the platform.

The Leadership Event highlights women and men in leadership, including their empowering and significant success stories. This event provides an opportunity for attendees to receive inspiration and guidance from women and men in leadership roles as they have navigated the sometimes rocky and uphill battles and offer the perspective from someone who has "been there, done that." The Leadership Event provides an opportunity for attendees to enhance their leadership skills with key takeaways they can bring back and incorporate into how they lead their organizations and the community. TEMPO believes women are the driving force behind successful companies and communities, and through the Leadership Event provides another opportunity to build alliances and discover how other successful leaders have achieved their goals. The annual event provides leaders in our community the opportunity to gather around topics that propel leadership skills to the next level. The event attracts approximately 800-900 business professionals, 85% female, 15% male.

The purpose of the TEMPO Leadership Event is to provide a premier leadership and professional development experience to the Milwaukee business community. The interest in and caliber of the Leadership Event has evolved over the past 17 years into one of the most attractive and influential events in the Milwaukee community.