Congratulations to Merline Saintil, Head of Operations, Office of the CTO at Intuit – and member of Watermark's board of directors. Merline was selected part of the inaugural class of “40 Under 40: Tech Diversity – Silicon Valley” honorees. Check out the full list of honorees and register now for the “40 Under 40: Tech Diversity – Silicon Valley” Reception, Awards and Celebration is set for Wednesday, Sept. 16, at The Atrium, 888 Brannan St., in San Francisco.
When it comes to managing conflict, our next Her Voice Series moderator Susan J. Bethanis, founder and CEO of Mariposa Leadership, offers three key steps: assess, adjust and act. "You've got to assess what’s going on," Sue says, "adjust based on the situation/other person and take a new action." Learn more from Sue and our powerful panel on Thursday, Sept. 17. RSVP today!
Dream of hanging up your current career and trying on something new? Prepare to be inspired by Watermark member Camilla Olson. A former microbiologist, venture capitalist and serial biotech entrepreneur, at the age of 53 Camilla went back to school and today designs her own clothing line. Her garments have been featured at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and on the Oscars Red Carpet!
Nothing like coining a concept and then seeing it in a New York Times headline! It's just all part of a day's work for Aileen Lee of Venture Cowboys. Learn from Aileen firsthand, along from all of our other amazing panelists, at our 9/24 Entrepreneur Conference. Seats are filling fast, so RSVP today!
"Managing conflict is about assess, adjust and act: assessing what’s going on, adjusting based on the situation/other person and taking a new action." So says our panel moderator Susan J. Bethanis, Ed.D., Founder and CEO, Mariposa Leadership. Join us for our next her Voice Series – Managing Conflict: Dealing with Difficult Conversations – 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, at Orrick in San Francisco. Registration's open!
By day, she’s Watermark member Theo Lee, a senior partner and trial lawyer at Littler in San Francisco. The rest of the time? She’s living her dream as Theo-patra, Queen of the Vineyards – her own, award-winning Theopolis Vineyards, located in the Anderson Valley. Find out what makes Theo such a successful wine country entrepreneur – and spark up your own entrepreneurial spirit at Watermark's Entrepreneur Conference, Sept. 24!
Join us for our signature event, the Make Your Mark Awards, when we celebrate Women Who Make Their Mark. Enjoy old friends, make new ones and be inspired by the incredible women within the Watermark community – leaders in every field who are changing the world of work for women everywhere. Registration is now open! Head on over and reserve your spot!
Thinking about attending our Thursday, Sept. 24 Entrepreneur Conference? Now's an incredible time to be a startup – especially in tech. So says Watermark board member Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream. Check out her best advice and don't miss her panel, Advice from the Shark Tank – Reality of Being an Entrepreneur, with Amy Pressman (President, Medallia) and Lynn Perkins (CEO, UrbanSitters).
Watermark Member Camilla Olson, owner of Fearlessly Confident, invites us to join her Wednesday, Aug. 19, for a special screening of The Hunting Ground at the University Club of Palo Alto.
Nice personality profile on Watermark CEO Marlene Williamson in today's Silicon Valley Business Journal. The piece highlights Marlene's childhood, education and her inspirational Silicon Valley career path leading her to Watermark. What trait does she think is most important for all of us to embrace? Resiliency, of course!