ARE THERE ENGAGEMENT EXPECTATIONS FOR MEMBERS & EMERGING WOMEN LEADERS?

There are no formal engagement expectations for members and  Emerging Women Leaders. However, as most of our membership will tell you, you’ll get out of TEMPO what you put into it. There’s no shortage of opportunities to get involved in, yet it would be difficult to participate in everything! That’s why offer our members “choose your own adventure” programs. For some, engagement means attending one event per month and participating in an EWL Connects or Mentor Circles (peer mentoring) group . For others, it may mean participating in EWL Explores/TEMPO Discovery social outings and meeting with TEMPO members mentor every other month. Others might enjoy serving on a committee and being able to shape the future of our organization, in addition to attending programs and social events. The best way to find your fit is to ask questions of other members, and sample the opportunities offered to find what is most beneficial to you, your professional development and your schedule. New members are also paired with a member of the EWL engagement committee when they join so they have the opportunity to make a new connection and ask questions right away.

WHAT IS THE FINANCIAL COMMITMENT AND WHAT IS INCLUDED?

WHAT MAKES TEMPO DIFFERENT FROM OTHER NETWORKING GROUPS?

HOW DO I JOIN IF I DON’T KNOW A TEMPO MEMBER OR CURRENT EMERGING WOMEN LEADER?

As awareness grows, we receive lots of inquiries from women who want to learn more and join TEMPO. Send us an e-mail [[email protected]] and we'll get you on our invite list to select events, or put you in touch with someone from the membership committee for a casual info session. We highly encourage prospective members to attend as many events as possible to make connections with current participants, get a feel for programming, and above all, ask questions to ensure TEMPO or EWL would be a fit personally and professionally. When the nomination period rolls around in Spring and Fall, you'll hopefully have made a solid connection with a current member (or two!) who will gladly serve as your nominator. 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TEMPO MILWAUKEE AND EMERGING WOMEN LEADERS?

Founded in 1975, TEMPO Milwaukee is a professional networking organization for Milwaukee businesswomen in senior leadership, C-Suite and executive-level roles. TEMPO Milwaukee members are the top female leaders within their organizations with at least five years of experience in a senior-level role. Members are highly active in the community, serving in leadership roles on boards, committees, etc. TEMPO Milwaukee’s 400+ members join the organization for leadership, networking and mentoring opportunities among their peer group - women who have reached or will soon reach the pinnacle of their careers. Click here for a visual comparison. The criteria to be considered for TEMPO membership is:

  • 10+ years of professional experience.
  • 5+ years of senior/executive-level or high managerial experience.
  • One of her organization’s top executives or has direct working involvement with top executives.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the community through involvement and leadership in professional and/or civic organizations.
  • Strong nomination from a current TEMPO Milwaukee member who is familiar with the membership criteria.

HOW DO I BECOME A TEMPO MEMBER ONCE I AM IN EMERGING WOMEN LEADERS?

It’s important to note that EWL members do not automatically transition into TEMPO. If an Emerging Women Leader is interested in becoming a TEMPO member, she would follow the same process as all non-members.  A current TEMPO member who believes the Emerging Women Leader candidate meets membership criteria can nominate by following the instructions here. We encourage current Emerging Women Leaders who aspire to be TEMPO members now or in the future to reach out to the TEMPO network (i.e. nominator, mentor, other member connection) to guide her through the nomination process.

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