In 1990, TEMPO Milwaukee established the Mentor Awards event to recognize individuals and organizations in the community dedicated to the mentoring of others. Mentor Award recipients are nominated each fall by individuals within the Milwaukee community. Nominations are then judged on three criteria: mentoring of others, business leadership and community leadership.

Mentor Award winners are recognized at the annual event, held each February. Winners receive a $5,000 scholarship which is designated in his/her name and awarded to a woman at a four-year educational institution in the state of Wisconsin. Scholarships are provided by the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation, through the generous support of corporate sponsors and individual donors. TEMPO Milwaukee has awarded more than $240,000 in scholarships to more than 75 Wisconsin women since the inception of the event.

On February 13, 2020 more than 600 Milwaukee leaders joined in celebrating TEMPO Milwaukee’s 30th Annual Mentor Award winners; Nancy Hernandez, DeVona Wright Cottrell and ManpowerGroup. See below for a full recording of the event along with videos on our deserving winners. 

Corporate Recipient: ManpowerGroup

Individual Recipient: Nancy Hernandez 
Individual Recipient: DeVona Wright Cottrell


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