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This Month's Women Like Us Gatherings: WOW!

Posted By Mary Thorsby, Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Updated: Friday, March 10, 2017

We're absolutely thrilled by the turn out, networking and festivity that we're seeing with our Women Like Us (WLU) Networks! Wow!

Last night, more than 75 of you joined in the Peninsula WLU fun at DLA Piper – thank you, Watermark member Monica Phillips! Last Thursday, we had more than 30 at the East Bay WLU at Future State – thank you, Watermark member Kathy Krumpe!

We have two WLUs in April – please join us:

April 4: Women Like Us – South Bay
April 6: Women Like Us – San Francisco

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Members and Sponsors on the Move

Posted By Mary Thorsby, Friday, March 3, 2017

More great news continues for Watermark members and sponsors!

Big congratulations to Watermark Board Member Merline Saintil. Merline was just appointed to the Board of Directors of Banner Corporation and Banner Bank. Merline is Head of Operations for the Product & Technology group at Intuit, a Watermark sponsor.

Interested in board service? Don't miss our How to Get to the Boardroom webinar with Shellye Archambeau!

Watermark Board Member Erna Arnesen has a new job with ZL Technologies as Global Channel and Alliance Officer. She's responsible for global channel and alliance strategy, development, programs and execution. ZL helps enterprises solve problems associated with eDiscovery, Compliance, Security, Analytics, Records Management and Information Governance.

And well done! The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) named Watermark sponsor BDO USA, LLP one of the 2017 Top 60 Companies for Executive Women. The NAFE award recognizes American corporations where women have significant clout to make the decisions that affect their companys' future and bottom line. Watermark Board Member Nicole Ward, BDO's Western Regional Director, must be very proud!

And congrats again to Watermark member Hannah Kain, President and CEO of Watermark sponsor ALOM. She and staffers Lisa Dolan and Rick Mizzo have been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as 2017 Supply Chain Pros to Know! This the third year for Hannah and the second year for Lisa to receive this honor.

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Putting the Brakes on Bad Behavior: Just in Time for International Women's Day

Posted By Mary Thorsby, Friday, February 24, 2017
As you can imagine, we receive a flurry of calls and emails any time sexual harassment occurs in the workplace. Like all of you, we continue to be dismayed when we hear of an organization that mistreats and disrespects anyone – including women. And when it happens within newer, seemingly more progressive companies, it disappoints us even more.

Watermark’s take? First, a big thank you to Susan Fowler for coming forward with her brave account reflecting her ordeal. As Watermark CEO Marlene Williamson noted at our Watermark Conference for Women earlier this month: “I encourage you to be a gender whistle blower. If you see something, say something. If you hear something, do something.”

Susan has done exactly that – and so should we all.

Second, we're heartened when CEOs take the opportunity to stop, admit to mistakes, launch an investigation and make diversity and inclusion a priority. We’re hopeful that their intentions are genuine. The most important question that all CEOs should ask: What kind of corporate culture are they fostering where sexual harassment is tolerated and swept under the rug?

Watermark sponsor companies, members and fans are well-known for fostering inclusive corporate cultures that lead to gender parity and equality. In fact, we’re receiving an equal number of calls and emails asking for speakers in honor of International Women’s Day, March 8.

We’re thrilled to partner with Citrix, Juniper, Global Foundries, OKTA, Gilead and others, scheduling on-site events centered around women in leadership and a chance for those who attended our Watermark Conference to share their experiences and brainstorm ways to weave what they learned into their day-to-day jobs.

Interested in doing the same at your workplace? Send us an email today and we’ll help you plan just the right program.

It's 2017. This sort of behavior by any company is unacceptable. Watermark is here to provide our members, sponsors and followers with expert programming and guidance to support your corporate culture of diversity, inclusiveness – and respect.

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On Our Portal: New Job Listings in Our Career Center...Go Work for Viola Davis!

Posted By Mary Thorsby, Friday, February 24, 2017
Watermark members: Be sure to update your profiles on our portal. It's a great way to keep the Watermark community up to date on your careers and projects. Email us if you need help.

And are you looking for a job? Or looking for a Watermark member to fill a job? Our members-only Career Center is growing! Xilinx just listed two new positions – Communications Sales Director and a Business Management Director. Plus, we have job openings from Equinix, Talas Engineering and JuVee Productions, owned by actor Viola Davis and her husband Julius – they're looking for a Head of Digital Content.

So join Watermark today and see who's looking for you!

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Members, Sponsors and Staff on the Move

Posted By Mary Thorsby, Friday, February 24, 2017

Congratulations to Watermark Board Member Nikita Mitchell! She recently launched a great new website and weekly newsletter, Above the Bottom Line, where she tracks how the world’s most influential companies are taking a stance on the issues we care about. So sign up and have a read!

Well done, Nikita!

New Watermark members Christine Leffler and Michele Nur are involved with TedX OnBoard, and invite all Watermark members join them – use HAPPY as the promo code and save 50%. The event is noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Hacker Temple in San Francisco. Christine is heading the Social Media Street Team and Michele is leading the marketing effort for the event.

Watermark member Leah Yoneda has been promoted to Director of Marketing for Seiler LLP, a Watermark sponsor. Her responsibilities include brand strategy, digital marketing, client experience and other arenas within marketing. Leah has worked with professional services firms for 12 years, specializing in public accounting and financial services. Congrats, Leah!

And speaking of congrats: BNY Mellon, WOW! Big congratulations for being recognized as one of 52 firms in the 2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender Equality Index! Bloomberg creates the list by researching data across areas such as gender-equal compensation, supplier diversity programs and retention rates of women clients. BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a Watermark sponsor.

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Upcoming Women Like Us (WLU) Networks

Posted By Mary Thorsby, Friday, February 24, 2017

Upcoming Women Like Us (WLU) Networks

Thursday, March 2  |  East Bay   Tuesday, March 7  |  Peninsula
Tuesday, April 4 |  South Bay      Thursday, April 6  | San Francisco

5:30-7:30 p.m. Open to all Watermark members. Non-members are welcome to attend up to two WLUs before deciding on membership. Please use links above to register.

Our Women Like Us (WLU) gatherings are a great way to get to know Watermark women who live or work near you – and enjoy lovely wines and hors d'oeuvres while you're at it.

We hope you'll join us! Questions? Send us an email and we'll get right back to you.

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Ana Corrales Joins Watermark Board

Posted By Mary Thorsby, Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017

Watermark is pleased to welcome Ana Corrales to our board of directors. Ana is Vice President of Global Operations, Supply Chain and Google Store for Google / Nest – and she received our Development Award at our Make Your Mark Awards last fall.

Ana is a well-known people leader with a knack for growing startup businesses into multi-billion-dollar companies. Prior to Google, Ana was Senior Vice President of Product Operations at Cisco Systems. And in 2006, she co-founded and served on the board of a solar startup. As the acting CEO, Ana successfully sold the company in 2010.

Ana has been honored with the "Most Powerful and Influential Women Award" from the National Diversity Council, the "Tribute to Women Award" from the YMCA and the "Industry Leader Award" from the Professional Business Women of California.

Welcome aboard, Ana!

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Kate Byrne Named New VP, Business Development, Partnership and Membership for Watermark

Posted By Mary Thorsby, Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017

A special welcome to Kate Byrne, Watermark's new VP, Business Development, Partnership and Membership. Kate replaces Danielle Zimmerman, who has moved to Atlanta with her family.

Kate has held executive leadership roles at the Tides Foundation, George Lucas Education Foundation, Future LLC, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, SF Gate and Inc. She's passionate about education and women and girls empowerment, having led efforts at Global Girl Media and World Pulse and founding Girls Gone Global, a budding social enterprise charged with igniting girls' voices, social impact, media and financial literacy skills.

Interested in becoming a Watermark sponsor, partner or member? Please email Kate!

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2017 Watermark Conference: The Coverage Continues

Posted By Mary Thorsby, Friday, February 17, 2017
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017

We've continued to see great media coverage and recaps of our Watermark Conference for Women, held Wednesday, Feb. 1, to a sell-out crowd of 6,500. Many thanks to all of you for sending us your stories. Here are a few we've been collecting: Silicon Valley Hosts Thousands at Largest Gathering for Women: 2-17 Watermark Conference published by Siliconeer, A Student's Perspective by Notre Dame San Jose student Karly Vaughn, Watermark Reflections by West Valley College student Sofia Vartanian, How Getting Personal Drives Success: Lessons Learned fro Watermark Conference 2017 by Alicia Wong of Juniper Networks, Watermark Conference for Women Recap by new member Kimberlee Stephens and this nice Shawn Achor-inspired Science of Happiness infographic from our friends at Blue Beyond Consulting. Did we miss yours? Let us know! We'd love to see it!

Check out the videos of Watermark CEO Marlene Williamson and Watermark Board Chair Lynne Born. For more video and photos, please visit our 2017 Conference Center. And mark your calendar for Feb. 23, 2018 – our next Watermark Conference for Women! 

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Happy Valentine's Day: Share Some Amazon Smile

Posted By Mary Thorsby, Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017
Hey there, Valentine! Amazon offers a great way for you to share the love while you're shopping for your someone special.

Just sign into AmazonSmile (instead of Amazon), select Watermark Institute as your beneficiary and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of all your eligible purchases to support Watermark's mission of increasing the number of women in leadership positions.

Now that's something to smile about! Happy Valentine's Day!

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