Wow! What a day! Our standing-room only Watermark Entrepreneur Conference 2015 hit the mark, with power-packed panels sharing the ins and outs of what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how to attract and secure VC investments, how to scale up your business – and the highs and lows involved, every step of the way. Here's a recap, with our favorite tweets!
Influenced by tech great Nolan Bushnell when she was just 7, Heather Jerrehian has launched numerous businesses, from event calendars to perfectly fitting jeans to sustainably raised, locally sourced meats delivered right to your door. In preparation for our Thursday, Sept. 25 Watermark Entrepreneur Conference, find out what’s next for this serial entrepreneur!
If you missed the screening of Code: Debugging the Gender Gap at Ericsson this summer, we've got another opportunity for you! You can see it at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28, at Villa Taverna, 27 Hotaling Place in San Francisco. The event is hosted by Katherine August-deWilde and Meridee Moore of C200. The film's director/producer Robin Hauser Reynolds and producer Staci Hartman will be on hand for a Q&A session after the screening.
For an evening centered around managing conflicts and dealing with difficult conversations, we sure had a great time! Our Thursday, Sept. 17, Her Voice Series panelists, including Patty Hatter of Intel Security Group and Kate Haley of Always Accurate, offered some very savvy suggestions – and very funny first-hand experiences – regarding how best to handle disagreements, arguments, negotiations and even litigation.
Whether you’re already a leader, or you’re well on your way to a promotion, learning to address difficult interpersonal workplace problems will strengthen your skills and your confidence. The event is set for 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17 at Orrick, 405 Howard St. (between First and Fremont streets), in San Francisco.
Who knew? Watermark Emerging Executive Advisory Committee Chair Erin Daruszka is a comedian! A real one! And she's performing tonight at Local Flavor Night as part of the San Francisco Improv Festival!
Congratulations to Watermark Board Member Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream. Shellye was recently named Game Changer by The Registry Bay Area. She and fellow Watermark Board Member Merline Saintil, Head of Operations, Office of the CTO at Intuit, will both be honored at the 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity – Silicon Valley Reception, Awards and Celebration, Wednesday, Sept. 16, at The Atrium in San Francisco. Very exciting!