Wow! What a great night for six of our Watermark members! We were happy to be on hand for the Women of Influence 2017 awards this past Thursday in San Jose. Hosted by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, the event honored 100 outstanding women, with each sharing a few words of wisdom as they accepted their awards.
Here's a look at our Watermark honorees (click their names to see their profiles) and what they said:
"Go Beyond, Take a Risk...and to the Millennials, Always Be You, Boo." – Felicia Mayo, Vice President for Global Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Juniper Networks (and member of Watermark's board of directors)
“I have faced several challenges on my way here, but each one of them has only strengthened me to make me the person I am today; a thorough professional who is focused at her goals. Winning this award would not have been possible without the inspiration I have received from my husband and my team, for whom I have the deepest respect, and from whom I have derived the strength to challenge myself and perform better at each stage.” – Ritu Mangla, Founder and CEO, Mobilyte
"Do not give anyone the power to determine your potential.” – Merline Saintil, Head of Operations, Office of the EVP & CTO, Intuit (and member of Watermark's board of directors)
“Go for the moonshots, persevere, be humble when you succeed.” – Anu Gali, Director of Engineering, Groupon
“Have passion in what you do every day, and remember to say thank you. Thank you, VMware and my hubby.” – Stephanie Joe, Vice President of Security and Networking Operations, VMware
“Learn how to read the room – and adjust accordingly.” – Michele Haddad, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, TIBCO Software
Nominations are open for the 2018 awards. Let's see yet more Watermark members on the list!
Watermark's VP of Business Development, Sponsorship and Membership Kate Byrne chats with Women of Influence award winner and Watermark Board Member Felicia Mayo of Juniper Networks. We had a steady stream of visitors at our Watermark information table! Welcome to our new members!