As we move into the holiday season and draw 2016 to a close, the staff of Watermark would like to thank you for your active membership, sponsorship and partnership. We always enjoy bringing you fantastic speakers, interactive panels, customized workshops, expansive networking opportunities and our specialized counsel and advocacy as we all strive to increase the number of women in leadership positions.
We've had so many great comments this year. Among our favorites:
"Since its inception, Watermark’s impact on our community of women and the professional world has been profound, consistent and lasting.” – Julie Brush, Co-Founder, Solutus Legal Search
"Hands-down, Watermark is the best organization for women from all walks of life.” – Laura Corral, CEO and Co-Founder, XXDx
“Watermark really gets it. They get who we are and what we want and need.” – Akanke Adefunmi, CEO, Claim Your Shero
We do, indeed, get it. And we are here for you. We support and celebrate you on the way up the corporate ladder, and we lend a hand, contacts and resources when you need a boost.
We are your Watermark community. And we wish you a joyous holiday season and a very successful and fulfilling new year ahead.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.