MARCH 8 - 19, 2021

The Fall nomination period is now closed. Spring nominations will be accepted in March 2021.

It's time for more inspiring women from the Milwaukee business community to join TEMPO Milwaukee's Emerging Women Leaders! We're specifically looking for mid-career professional women (not entry-level) with a combination of professional/leadership experience and community involvement, and who share the values of EWL.

"These are women who will run MKE in a few short years."


“It truly is a group of my peers - not based on age or location, but the issues, concerns and plans I have at this point in my career. Because of that it's more than just a network - it's a sounding board, mentors and friends all rolled into one group. The networking piece is really just an added bonus.” 


  • Connecting with other mid-career women to create a network of support and inspiration.
  • Sharing knowledge, experiences, and best practices to learn from each other and grow as the next generation of professional and community leaders.
  • Advancing our own careers while simultaneously paying it forward and advocating for others.

In summary, the typical Emerging Women Leaders member is recognized within her company as a leader and high performer. She can identify a minimum of one volunteer commitment in which she’s actively involved. Emerging Women Leaders join for professional development, mentoring, community involvement and networking opportunities with their peer group, as well as with TEMPO Milwaukee members at select events.

“The caliber of women is incredible. Each of these women are in similar career places; we understand the challenges each other are facing and can support all aspects of what life is throwing at us. These peer relationships are the ones that we will be leaning on when we are leading organizations in the upcoming years. Having this network is invaluable for today and for the many years ahead.”

Current TEMPO Milwaukee and EWL members interested in nominating a candidate for EWL must do so between March 8 and 19, 2021. Nominators will complete a brief online form indicating their nominee's name, title, and company, etc. Additionally, three documents are required to submit the online form: 1) Current resume from nominee (outdated resumes will not be accepted) 2) Letter of support from the nominee's supervisor or other company leader, and 3) 250-word statement from the nominee describing the following: Why do you want to join Emerging Women Leaders? Why is this program of interest to you? What do you want to get out of EWL, and what do you think you can contribute? 

A member of EWL's nomination committee will then contact the nominator and schedule a brief phone call to discuss the nominee's qualifications further. The goal of this conversation is to add color to the submitted documents/information. 

“EWL participants are driven by personal mission and purpose. It has been evident to me from those I have interacted with that they are focused on servant leadership. It's inspiring.”

TEMPO Milwaukee and EWL members can nominate online between March 8 and 19, 2021.

  • February TBD - EWL Info Session (virtual)
  • March 8 to 19, 2021 – Nominations accepted online
  • April 2021 – Nominees notified of acceptance
  • May 2021 - Orientation

View our Emerging Women Leaders FAQs here.

“I have developed new friendships with women in EWL whom I would have never met otherwise. It has enriched my life!"

"I enjoy all the benefits of EWL, I have an awesome mentor, experience great peer mentoring with my Connects circle, I serve on a fun committee and I enjoy attending the events and inviting guests to join me."


If you have any questions about the nomination process, contact EWL Membership-Nominations Committee Chair Angie Emrey [[email protected]] or Vice Chair Fran Sutter [[email protected]].