C-Suite Networks

Our Watermark Women of the C-Suite Networks are tremendously valuable communities for women who are in VP (or equivalent) positions and above at public or private corporations. Quarterly meetings bring together women in the same function to problem solve, share resources and ideas and serve as a support system for one another.

Each C-Suite gathering is led by like-minded senior executives (listed below) who organize topics, discussions and guest speakers, and keep participants connected on a regular basis as part of this exciting community.

Registration for these events is by invitation only. If you are already a member of our C-Suite Networks, then you are on our email list and will receive invitations directly from us with the registration links included. If you are not a member of our C-Suite Networks and you meet the above qualifications, we welcome you to request an invitation and experience this exciting Watermark community firsthand.

Our C-Suite events are held in Palo Alto – exact location shared upon registration.

Here is the 2017 schedule:

  • Thursday, Feb. 9
  • Thursday, May 11
  • Thursday, Aug. 10
  • Thursday, Nov. 9

Members tell us:

“I can be myself in this group and know that everyone is 100 percent supportive of my success. This does not exist anywhere else. I cherish this time with my Watermark peers.”

“I’m often the only senior woman in the room at meetings, and everything I say can be seen as representing my entire gender. In this group I can share real issues in a confidential setting with women who will problem solve with me, often have similar concerns and are there to help me be my best.”


CFO Network

This network includes women who are part of their company's senior financial leadership team. Laura Perrone (Advisor to the CEO, Mist Systems) and Nicole Ward-Parr (Western Regional Director, BDO) co-lead this vibrant community. Recent topics include investor presentations, managing a successful exit and new IRS regulations.

The CFO Network is sponsored by:

CHRO Network

Due to popular demand, we've added the CHRO Network to our C-Suite community. Qualifying members hold the CHRO title or report directly to the CHRO. Divya Ghatak (Chief People Officer, GoodData) and Felicia Mayo (Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition and Authenticity and Inclusion, Juniper Networks) co-lead this group.


CMO Network

This group includes women who are part of their company's senior marketing leadership team. Pam Kline Smith (Head of Marketing and Communications, North America, Telefonica Digital) and Amy Love (Chief Marketing Officer, Violin Memory) co-lead this group, which offers a place to share strategies for success, as well as build a network of peers with whom they can share resources, problem solve and find solutions to common issues.

COO Network

This network includes women who hold the title of COO or senior women who manage the day-to-day activities of their corporation. Cynthia Ridley (Founder/Principal, Leading Matters), Merline Saintil (Head of Operations, Office of the CTO, Intuit) and Lynne Born (Partner & Chief Operating Officer, Seiler LLP) co-lead this group, which offers a place to share strategies for success, as well as build a network of peers with whom they can share resources, problem solve and find solutions to common issues.


CTO/CIO Network

Our CTO/CIO Network specifically caters to senior women of influence in technology – either the technology industry in general or the development of technology in their own organizations. Rina Raman (Senior Director, Applications Engineering, Samsung), Christi Haley-Stover (CEO and Managing Director, Platinum Resource Group) and Christa Troxell (Managing Director of Technology – SAP Practice, Deloitte) co-lead this group.

The CTO/CIO Network is sponsored by:


General Counsel Network

This network includes sitting General Counsel of both public and private companies who discuss the personal and professional challenges faced by women GCs. Julie Brush (Founding Partner, Solutus Legal Search) and Karineh Khachatourian (Managing Partner (SV) and IP Trial Attorney, Duane Morris) co-lead this group. Recent topics include working with law firm partners, effective partnering with CEOs, hiring strategies and succession planning.

The General Counsel Network is sponsored by:

Please note: To maintain the high caliber of these groups, participation is by invite-only. If you have not received an invitation and you'd like one, please email Danielle Zimmerman.

If you'd like to sponsor a group, please contact Danielle Zimmerman.
Many thanks to our event host: