Continuing Education Grant
2019 application coming Fall 2018

TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation Announces
Inaugural Continuing Education Grant Recipients
Two grants totaling $15,000 awarded

MILWAUKEE (April 20, 2018) – The TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation, the 501(c)3 charitable arm of TEMPO Milwaukee, has selected two local women to receive the first-ever Continuing Education Grants totaling $15,000.

  • Valentina Bosco, Human Resources Director for Johnson Controls Power Solutions, will receive a grant to support her participation in the Advanced Human Resources Executive Program at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
  • Shelly Roder, Director of Outreach Ministries at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, will receive a grant to support her participation in University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Professional Life Coaching Certificate program.

“As evidenced by the caliber and diversity of applications we received from women throughout the Milwaukee area, continuing education is a necessary tool to accelerate women to higher leadership positions,” said Jennifer Dirks, President and CEO of TEMPO Milwaukee. “We are thrilled to offer Valentina and Shelly the opportunity to attend their programs of choice and take their careers to new levels.”

The purpose of the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation Continuing Education Grant is to encourage leadership development and recognize women who are having or will have an impact in the community. More than two dozen applications were received between December 12, 2017 and March 2, 2018. The recipients were publicly announced at TEMPO Milwaukee’s Annual Meeting on April 19.

"TEMPO Milwaukee’s mission is to further the impact of women leaders, and we’re grateful to have this new avenue to help deserving professional women in Milwaukee accelerate their careers,” said Jody Lowe, President/Managing Director of The Lowe Group, and board member for both TEMPO Milwaukee and the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation.

The TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation’s Continuing Education Grant will be offered annually to one or multiple recipients. Visit to learn more.

About TEMPO Milwaukee

TEMPO Milwaukee’s membership is composed of more than 350 women who hold CEO, executive and leadership positions throughout the Milwaukee area. Its mission is to further the impact of women leaders in our 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. Learn more at

About TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation

The TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation advances women leaders by providing undergraduate scholarships and continuing education grants to females who demonstrate need. Since 1990, the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, has awarded more than $225,000 in educational scholarships to female college students in Wisconsin. For more information about the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation, visit