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Watermark Announces a New Board Member

Posted By Administration, Thursday, March 5, 2020
Updated: Thursday, March 5, 2020

Watermark is pleased to announce the appointment of the newest member to its Board of Directors: Melynnie Rizvi. The Board provides leadership for carrying out Watermark's mission to increase the representation of women in leadership roles by empowering them to make their mark in and for their companies, their careers and their communities.

"I am incredibly passionate about cultivating diverse and equitable communities both within our workplaces and beyond.  Empowering women and people of color to be the best that they can be is core to who I am," says Melynnie Rizvi. "I am absolutely thrilled to join the Board of Directors for Watermark and be given the opportunity to help empower women to become leaders in their companies and communities."

Melynnie Rizvi is the director of employment, inclusion, and impact at SurveyMonkey.  Rizvi provides strategic guidance to the People team, oversees global employment law, and leads SurveyMonkey for Good, the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion, and social impact initiative. Prior to SurveyMonkey, she was the senior director of global employment, litigation, chief sustainability & diversity officer, and chief compliance officer at Veritas, a global technology company. Prior to Veritas, she was a director of global employment law at Symantec. Prior to Symantec, she was a partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith and an associate at Baker & McKenzie. Rizvi is a board member of Fresh Lifelines for Youth and former board member of Success Through Education Program. Rizvi is a recent graduate of Northern California Grantmaker’s Racial Equity Action Institute and The Leadership Consortium, Harvard Business School’s Executive Leadership Acceleration Program, and was named Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2016 Employment Counsel of the Year. She received her JD and Bachelors of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, In Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Watermark is a non-profit organization and community of top women executives, emerging executives and entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area whose mission is to increase the number of women in leadership positions. Led by the current Watermark Board of Directors, the organization connects, develops and advocates for the advancement of women in the workplace by offering regular leadership development programs and networking opportunities and promoting gender diversity and equality initiatives. Watermark also supports girls’ leadership programs to help build a well-qualified workforce for the future.

For more information about Watermark, contact press@wearewatermark.org.

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