WiBxTEMPO Board Readiness Session

Unlock the path to boardroom success with WiB and TEMPO Madison in an engaging evening designed to empower and guide you towards board leadership. Join us for an insightful exploration where you’ll have the opportunity to delve into the reasons behind your desire to be on a board, identify the skills needed to prepare for this impactful role, and discover the unique strengths that set you apart.

4:30-5:00PM Registration & Networking
5:00-6:00PM Board Readiness Session
6:00-6:30PM Networking & Wrap Up

Who Should Attend: This event is specifically tailored for dynamic and ambitious women who are poised to take the next step in their professional journey by pursuing board positions. If you find yourself asking questions like “Why do I want to be on a board?” and are eager to identify the skills necessary for boardroom success, this event is crafted for you.

This event requires that you complete one page of prework before we meet on March 13th. You can download the prework here.


Please Note: There is prework to be completed for this session and we ask that you only register if you are committed to taking this journey with us.

About the Speakers

Patti Epstein

Patti serves as Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. She is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and spearheading technology initiatives of the Department.  Recognized as a strategic leader who adeptly bridges business and technology to improve organizational performance, her career reflects a track record in leading successful large-scale transformation initiatives, optimizing processes in complex business environments, and executing M&A integrations.  Patti is the Executive Board Vice President for Gallant Knight Limousine Service, serves on the Steering Committee for Milwaukee Women Inc., is a board member for Tempo Madison serving as the Membership Chair and Project Reach Co-chair, a member of the Wisconsin Women’s Council and Wisconsin Remote Notary Council.

Jean Bergman

Jean is the Vice President and CFO at Ramaker & Associates, an architecture and engineering firm in Sauk City, WI. She was instrumental in establishing and managing the company’s transition to an employee-owned company. Her background includes financial management of multiple companies, including strategic planning, financial analysis and modeling, budgeting, and mergers and acquisitions. Jean is the treasurer for the Madison Chapter of Financial Executives International, is the Vice President of Advocacy for the Wisconsin Chapter of the ESOP Association and serves on the Project Reach committee for TEMPO Madison.

Jane F. (Ginger) Zimmerman

Ginger Zimmerman is the President and Managing Shareholder at Murphy Desmond S.C. responsible for strategic planning, management, growth, and development of the firm in addition to representing her clients.  Ms. Zimmerman has served on numerous boards in her 35+ year career and currently serves as the Chair of the Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditor Rights Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin and as the Vice Chair of the United Way of Dane County Board.


Mar 13 2024


4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Element Labs
5510 Element Way, Madison, WI 53719
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