As we enjoy the holiday season and draw 2017 to a close, the staff of Watermark would like to thank you for your active membership, sponsorship and partnership. We always enjoy bringing you fantastic speakers, interactive panels, customized workshops, expansive networking opportunities and our special counsel and advocacy as we strive to increase the number of women in leadership positions.
We've had so many great comments this year. Among our favorites:
• "After the events of this past year and the encouragement and inspiration of people and organizations like Watermark, I've looked for opportunities where I can make a positive impact. I'm happy to report that I've just been named General Counsel of Looker, a leading data platform company. I am so excited to see where this path takes me. Watermark is making a difference!" – Tricia Timm, Looker
• "Through Watermark, I've learned that 'no' is a complete sentence."
– Shakeya McDow, Kaiser Permanente
• "Thank you, Watermark, for your support, courage, dedication and commitment for building a tribe of powerful, driven and ambitious professionals." – Olga V. Mack, ClearSlide
We are here for you. We support and celebrate you on the way up the corporate ladder, and we lend a hand, contacts and resources when you need a boost.
Next year, Watermark celebrates our 25th Anniversary – 25 years of making a difference for women – and men – throughout the Bay Area. We have a wonderful line up ahead of customized corporate programs and popular events, including a career- and life-changing Are You Ready to Be a Thought Leader? workshop with our co-founder, Denise Brosseau, CEO, Thought Leadership Lab. Be sure to RSVP – it's Thursday, Jan. 18, at Osborne Clarke in Palo Alto. What a great way to kick off the new year!
Watermark programs are open to everyone. Please feel free to invite your staff, colleagues, customers – and "men who get it." There's something for everyone at Watermark.
We are your community. And we wish you a joyous holiday season and a very successful new year ahead.
Marlene, Asa, Kate and Mary
If you'd like to expand your support of Watermark even further, we have two great ways for you to do that.
First, consider joining our Watermark Leadership Circles
. As part of this exclusive group, your name will be added to our website and included in our promotional materials for our Make Your Mark Awards and other Watermark conferences. You'll also receive invitations to Watermark Leadership Circles special events and offers.
Your contribution to Watermark is 100 percent tax-deductible. Does your company have a matching gift program? Let's connect
and add Watermark to it!
Second, switch from Amazon to AmazonSmile
, which offers the same products, same account and same wish list. Select Watermark Institute as your preferred non-profit and the AmazonSmile Foundation will direct a portion of all your eligible purchases to Watermark.
Two easy ways to give – and so many ways to benefit from Watermark. We appreciate! Happy Holidays!