Now more than ever, women need to unite their voices and own their mics, speaking their truth, gathering in numbers to rise above the cloudy din of crazy talk being spouted about by fearful individuals. For 25 years, Watermark has been a meeting place for women to raise one another up. Those getting started and those more senior, gather on a monthly basis to learn, to connect and to support one another in achieving their goals. With the recent signing of a bill in California, ensuring that there is at least one woman at the corporate table, we want to share with you some new advancements at Watermark that align with these powerful changes.
In 2019, we are adding new benefits for our members: some personal, some professional, but all with the intention of delivering to you access to the people, insights, serendipity and opportunities that you can only get at Watermark.
Q: Why should I be a member of Watermark?
A: Meet great people, learn from smart people and get the chance to participate in programming, thereby increasing your network and your professional value.
Q: What are some of the benefits?
A: As a member of Watermark, you receive discounts on tickets to our speaker series and networking events, as well as our conferences devoted to Innovation, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship. Next year, we are adding a new conference for women in Life and Health Sciences.
We turn to our members to participate in events either during our Fireside Chats at our Women Like Us (WLU) networking events, volunteers at our conferences and speaking series programs.
We gather insights from our membership to help us build the best and strongest programming we can. We literally build our calendar for you, and with you.
Through our partnerships with organizations such as The Athena Alliance and Boardwise for Board preparation to ReBoot Accel to launch or relaunch a career, our members enjoy discounts to these partner programs.
For your whole well-being, we have negotiated a year’s worth of coaching at what would normally be only 10 hours with our wonderful partners at, BetterUp.
We have created special longer form and digital leadership development programs with our partners, Exec|Comm, the Center For Creative Leadership, and the Professional Development Academy.
In our effort to support all aspects of life, Watermark works with securing discounts with partners who provide more personally oriented products such for a variety of products and services.
Q: What are the levels of membership?
A: We have senior and emerging executive levels.
Q: Is there anything for those of us in the C-Suite?
A: Yes. We have a quarterly meeting for our C-Suite members. The evening includes networking, special speakers, dinner and then the opportunity to meet privately with a cohort of other members of your professional level.
Q: Do I have to pay for all events or can I pay as I go?
A: We have a flex plan that requires a down payment ($245 for Emerging Executives, $445 for Senior execs) and then you pay for ONLY the events you attend and get a 40% discount off of the ticket price. For those who like a more one and done approach, we offer the Prestige level ($800 for Emerging Executives, $1000 for Senior execs), that provides you the ability to pay for all events up front.
Q: What’s on the horizon?
A: Coming soon in 2019 there will be additional benefits such as airline lounge availability, products and more. We will be holding member only programming such as a job fair for Emerging Executives, and senior level specific speakers.
Now is the time to find your voice, stand up in front and make your mark in the world. We would love to support you in any and every way. We look forward to you joining us!