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What Women Want in the Workplace Survey

Posted By Mary Thorsby, Saturday, December 24, 2016

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of employees who voluntarily leave their jobs has increased in recent years, jumping a full 10.4% between 2014 and 2015. Many leave because they are unsatisfied with their jobs, bosses, or workplaces. But what would have made them stay?

At our Make Your Mark Awards in November, Watermark announced our plans to partner with the Center for Creative Leadership to create a research initiative designed to better understand what today’s leaders want from their workplaces in order to create better workplaces for all:

  • What makes you want to stay at an organization?
  • What makes you want to leave?
  • What leadership development opportunities do you wish people would give you?
  • What elements will be most key to successful organizations and leadership in the future?

Please take our 10-15 minute online survey and let us know what you want from work! All leader levels are welcome and all responses are anonymous, voluntary and confidential. Responses from both women and men are welcome and needed.

This is your chance to join the thousands of leaders who are letting their voices be heard. The survey closes Friday, Jan. 6.

Our Thanks To You…

Take the survey now and you'll receive our Essential Skills for Leading Change webinar free! Led by senior CCL faculty member Kelly Simmons, our Wednesday, Jan. 4 webinar will show you how to up your game in change leadership and deliver results. Upon completing the survey, you will receive a code to use when you register for the webinar. You can attend the webinar live (it's from 10-11 a.m.), or  gain access to the recording afterward.

About the Center for Creative Leadership
The Center for Creative Leadership is a non-profit global provider of executive education based on its pioneering leadership research and analytics. For more than four decades, CCL has leveraged the power of leadership to transform individuals, teams, organizations and societies to achieve results that are powerful, measurable and enduring. With 11 campuses worldwide, CCL is consistently ranked in the Top 5 providers of executive education by Financial Times and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

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Jan. 3 and 5 WLUs: Join Us!

Posted By Asa Enocson, Thursday, December 22, 2016

We've got two fun Women Like Us (WLU) Networks coming up:

Tuesday, Jan. 3   |   Peninsula   |   RSVP Here

Thursday, Jan. 5   |   East Bay   |  RSVP Here

Both are from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Exact locations shared upon registration.

These events offer valuable Watermark networking opportunities where you can connect with other Watermark women who live or work near you. Discussions at our WLUs help move conversations quickly past polite small talk – and straight to the heart – where all real connections happen.

Non-members are welcome to attend up to two WLUs before deciding on membership.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Jenny Blake: Our Favorite Live Tweets

Posted By Mary Thorsby, Thursday, December 15, 2016
Updated: Saturday, January 21, 2017

  • "Jenny's proactive questions for self-reflection got me excited about what I could uncover about myself."
  • "I am eager to make my passions a more integral part of my life."
  • "Relevant and energizing."
  • "Great topic on building confidence and facing change."

What great survey feedback!

Thank you, everyone, for helping us make our Pivot with Jenny Blake event such a success! Held Tuesday, Dec. 13, and hosted by Google San Francisco with wines compliments of Mills Wine Group, the event was a great way to wrap up the year. Here's a look at some of our favorite tweets!

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Check Out Our New Watermark Brand Video

Posted By Mary Thorsby, Thursday, December 15, 2016
Updated: Saturday, January 21, 2017


We debuted our Watermark brand video at our Nov. 10 Make Your Mark Awards. Many thanks to our friends at Intuit for helping us pull it together. What do you think?

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Shopping on Amazon? Use Smile and Support Watermark!

Posted By Mary Thorsby, Monday, December 12, 2016

Amazon is offering a great way for you to support Watermark while shopping online. Starting today, when you shop at AmazonSmile (instead of Amazon), you can still do all your usual shopping – and the fantastic AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of all your eligible purchases to the Watermark Institute.

This is a simple, easy way to support Watermark's mission to increase the number of women in leadership positions.

Please set up your AmazonSmile account now and designate the Watermark Institute as the charitable organization of your choice! We appreciate!

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Dec. 7 WLU: Join Us!

Posted By Mary Thorsby, Tuesday, December 6, 2016

We've got a fun Women Like Us (WLU) Network coming up:

Wednesday, Dec. 7   |   South Bay   |   Watermark Members RSVP Here

Non-members are welcome, too! Send us an email, and we'll get you connected.

The event is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Exact location shared upon registration.

Our WLU events offer valuable Watermark networking opportunities where you can connect with other Watermark women who live or work near you. Discussions at our WLUs help move conversations quickly past polite small talk – and straight to the heart – where all real connections happen.

We look forward to seeing you Wednesday!

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