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November 3, 2021


Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2022 Susan B. Anthony — Women of Influence Awards to recognize women who are making a difference in Kenosha County.

In addition to the coveted Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes a woman who has dedicated her life to women’s equality, additional award categories are: Business/Government/Nonprofit; Woman to Watch (Under 40); and Arts/Education.

The deadline for submitting nominations is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3.

The awards seek to recognize a woman who:

  • Believes in equity and exemplifies this philosophy.

  • Gives of herself that others might learn, grown, advance and succeed.

  • Provides inspiration through leadership.

  • Serves the Kenosha County community.

The lifetime achievement award is named for Susan B. Anthony, a staunch supporter of equal rights for women. She was a well-known labor leader, publisher and suffragist who worked diligently for women’s equality.  

Winners will be honored at a banquet at Madrigrano Marina Shores, 302 58th St., starting at 5 p.m., Friday, March 11, 2022.

The event is held through the cooperative efforts of three women’s organizations in the Kenosha area: the Kenosha Women’s Network, AAUW-Kenosha (WI) Branch, and Tempo Kenosha. The event is also made possible through the generous sponsors: the Kenosha Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund and the Southeast Wisconsin Labor Times.   

The Susan B. Anthony Award Lifetime Achievement Award has been given to: Saundra Yelton-Stanley; Camille Thibaudeau-Meyers; Anne Bergo; Barbara Kluka, JD; Frieda Schurch; Jennifer Fostel, PhD; Rosanna Ranieri, MD; Eunice Boyer, PhD; Katherine Marks; Terry Potente; Kay Wikel; Beverly Jambois, JD; Joan Wilk, PhD; Joyce Erickson; Natalie Troha; Adelene Greene; Florence Hammelev; Kathy Barth; Jane Harrington-Heide; Patricia Johnson; Debra Hertzberg; Roseann Shales; Guida Brown; Earlene Jornt Girman; Michelle Serpe; Connie Ferwerda; Joanne Rattan; Honorable Mary Wagner; Ellen Brookhouse;  Betsy Brown; Gina Madrigrano Friebus; and Mary Lou Mahone (posthumous).         

Also during the event, scholarship winners and grant recipients will be announced.

Grants are given to non-profit groups, agencies and organizations that work with girls and/or women and their families in Kenosha County. Grant applications are also due by 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3.

Scholarships are offered to Kenosha County nontraditional-aged female students who have obtained, at a minimum, an associate degree and are seeking to pursue higher education. The scholarship application deadline is also 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3.  

To receive a Susan B. Anthony — Women of Influence Awards nomination form, as well as scholarship and grant applications, contact Rebecca Matoska-Mentink at SusanBAwards@gmail.com or call 262-515-3745.

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August 4, 2021

Kenosha County’s 100th Anniversary of Suffrage Celebration is August 24th - Save the Date!
The county is sponsoring Twilight Blues and Jazz on Tuesday, August 24th, open at 4 p.m. and music starting at 5 p.m. with the Ivy Ford Band, followed by our Suffrage Parade and a brief onstage program, and then the Elaine Dame jazz. The evening will conclude with fireworks!
See you all there!

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July 30, 2021

​Tempo Kenosha is pleased to announce the 2021 Scholarship recipients:

  • Kierra Coleman, studying criminal justice at Carthage College

  • Sara Cornelius, studying public relations at Carthage College

  • Rachel Drosen, studying nursing at Gateway Technical College

Congratulations ladies! You are all well deserving of the scholarships and know that you will do Kenosha proud!

Also a shoutout and thank you to the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce for partnering with Tempo Kenosha in the administration of these scholarships.



February 11, 2021

The Ripple Effect... one action leading to impactful reactions that reverberate throughout space and time. This effect is especially true in leadership. Leaders carry great responsibility to act with foresight, knowing their decisions can affect those well beyond their role and network.

This event is hosted by the Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce.

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February 2021

Tempo Kenosha is a diverse group of women who are interested in networking with other women in the community. Each month at noon on the second Wednesday of the month we offer a speaker on topics covering a variety of personal and professional development, as well as exposure to other community and non-profit organizations.

Join today for an annual membership fee of $60 which covers all virtual meetings. We hope to resume in person luncheons this year and plan to meet at the Kenosha Country Club. We will invoice $20 for each in-person luncheon should you choose to attend. 

Not sure yet? Join us as a guest for $10 fee and see what we are all about. Check out the Events page each month for our next speaker topic.

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January 2021

Tempo Kenosha has partnered with the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation to provide three $1,500 scholarships for the continuing education of local women who are at least 21 years of age to attend Carthage College, Gateway Technical College, Herzing University or UW-Parkside to obtain an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree.

Tempo Kenosha is a group of diverse accomplished women in business, public service, education, and the arts, who have demonstrated excellence and community leadership. The Kenosha chapter holds monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of the month where speakers present on a variety of subjects in both professional and personal development.

Applications are due May 28,2021



January 2021

The Susan B. Anthony – Women of Influence Awards Committee made the difficult decision to not hold our dinner in 2021. While we know that some people would attend in order to support this long-running event that honors women who serve the Kenosha community, we didn’t think moving ahead with an in-person gathering would be fair to the winners. 

But, all is not lost! While we aren’t having an in-person event, we are still supporting nonprofits and non-traditional students, so we still need your support! Think of all the money you’ll save on NOT buying a dress, NOT buying new shoes, NOT buying new pantyhose, and NOT buying cocktails. Oh, and don’t forget about NOT buying silent auction items! You can put your savings to good use by buying a $50 ticket (or two) to the non-event and knowing that you are supporting a long history of giving back! 

This year, we will be supporting these five nonprofit organizations’ projects:

  1. ELCA Outreach Center: Feminine Hygiene Packs

  2. Kenosha Achievement Center: Early Intervention Program

  3. Shalom Center: Bus Tokens

  4. Society's Assets: Taking Care of You Program

  5. United Way: Imagination Library

We are committed to supporting women's education and are proud to announce that we are also supporting these non-traditionally aged female students through $1,000 scholarships: 

  1. Krystal Puckett

  2. Hope Wesley-Early

Pledge Your Support Now by March 5!

Thank you for supporting the Susan B. Anthony – Women of Influence Awards. We’ll keep you apprised as to how you can further support SBA-WOI in 2021. Be sure to mark your calendar for Friday, March 4, 2022, so you'll be at the next Susan B. Anthony - Women of Influence Awards Dinner!

Thank you!
Susan B. Anthony – Women of Influence Awards Committee

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August 6, 2021

This is the time of year many parents are gearing up for a new school year. Our area shelters are especially in need of school supplies. Consider donating school supplies to our community partners: The Shalom Center and The Sharing Center. Check out their websites for days and hours for accepting donations. Thank you!