Dear Members,

Wow! It’s been quite a year! When we kicked off our year on May 1st, 2020, none of us could have imagined what was ahead for the next 12 months. Our number one priority remained you - our members - and your experience with TEMPO. Our team, Board, committees and partners were challenged to think BIG and BOLD. And that they did and more! Our programming, professional development and various engagement opportunities showed up in creative, consistent, thoughtful and impactful ways. 

As we sunset on 2020-21, and embark on our new year with optimism, I extend my gratitude to each of you for your commitment to TEMPO. As our new brand states, THE WORLD MOVES WHEN WOMEN RISE. Together, we have risen above to end the year more resilient than we started it. We are proud of our many achievements during a trying year - highlighted in the 2020-2021 Impact Report.

Click here to view the Impact Report.

I would be remiss if I didn’t thank outgoing board chair Lori Richards for her support and counsel over the past 12 months, my co-pilot helping to navigate each challenge and opportunity to make our organization better. DeVona Wright Cottrell now takes the helm as board chair during a pivotal and exciting time for TEMPO. We are committed to amplifying women’s voices and rising through whatever comes next, together.

Jennifer Dirks
President & CEO