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Announcement: 2020 Make Your Mark Award Winners

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Congratulations to our 2020 Make Your Mark Award winners! And thank you for all the nominees submitted for consideration.

RSVP to secure your ticket or table of ten today!

Join us on January 29, 2020 for our signature event, Watermark's Make Your Mark Celebration! This annual appreciation event is a celebration of women making their mark and recognizing leaders who connect, develop and  advocate for women.

CONNECT: Anne Devereux-Mills | Founder and CEO, Parlay House
DEVELOP: Dr. Sheila Robinson | Owner and Publisher, Diversity Women Magazine
ADVOCATE: Tina Tchen | CEO and President, TIME'S UP
BILL CAMPBELL: Charles Meyers | CEO, Equinix
IMPACT: Pivotal Ventures

Update: Fireside Keynote, Tina Tchen in conversation with Jessica Aguirre!

Our Make Your Mark Awards celebrating our 25th anniversary is next month and we are thrilled to announce our Keynote Speaker, Tina TchenPresident and Chief Executive Officer, TIME’S UP. Tina Tchen serves as president and CEO of TIME’S UP Now and the TIME’S UP Foundation, overseeing the organizations’ efforts to change culture, companies, and laws in order to make work safe, fair, and dignified for women of all kinds. In 2017, Tina co-founded the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund with Robbie Kaplan, Fatima Goss Graves, and Hilary Rosen; since then, the Fund has connected nearly 4,000 people to legal or PR support for sexual harassment across dozens of different industries. Tina served all eight years in the Obama White House, including as an Assistant to President Obama, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. While at the White House, Tina spearheaded the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families and helped form the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. Prior to taking the helm at TIME’S UP, Tina was a lawyer specializing in workplace culture, advising companies on gender inequity, sexual harassment, and diversity. She has served on numerous strategic advisory boards for organizations, businesses, and nonprofits, including the United State of Women, which she continues to co-chair.

Jessica Aguirre | Emmy Award-Winning News Anchor, NBC Bay Area
Jessica Aguirre is the 6 and 11 p.m. evening anchor at NBC Bay Area News and an Emmy award winning journalist. Jessica has been a primetime, evening anchor, in the Bay Area for the last 20 years. She has anchored and reported in Los Angeles, and Miami, including Univision. She has earned several Emmy awards for her coverage, reporting and investigative series on the deadly Sonoma and Napa county firestorms, transgender teen fertility preservation, live coverage of the "Ghostship" warehouse fire, migrant children, and child molesters. As the daughter of immigrant parents, she deeply involved in organizations that promote literacy and help stem the Latino achievement gap including The Silicon Valley Education Fund. Her Emmy nominated education show "Class Action" at issues facing California educators and public schools, including interviews with U.C. President Janet Napolitano, State Superintendent of Education Tom Torlakson, and reform activist Michelle Rhee. Her investigative reporting into the aftermath of the Napa earthquake and the impact on local schools led to school safety legislation being introduced by Assemblyman Bill Dodd.

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