Make Your Mark Awards Ceremony
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Make Your Mark Awards Ceremony

When: Thursday, Nov. 15
5:00-9:00 PM
Where: Santa Clara Marriott - California Ballroom
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, California 
United States
Contact: Erin Tselenchuk

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Join us on November 15th for our signature event, the Watermark 25th Annual Make Your Mark Awards, when we celebrate women, men, and companies Who Make Their Mark at the Santa Clara Marriott. Enjoy old friends, make new ones, and be inspired by the incredible women (and men!) who make up the Watermark community – leaders in every field who are changing the world of work for women everywhere. 

Our Make Your Mark Awards celebrating our 25th anniversary is next month and we are incredibly excited to announce our Keynote Speaker, Tiffany Shlain. Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, author, founder of The Webby Awards, and co-founder of two global initiatives, Character Day and 50/50 Day--unified days of film and discussion about important issues shaping our lives that unite over 100,000 live events.  Character Day explores the science of character and 50/50 Day focuses on gender equity. Selected by the Albert Einstein Foundation as a contributor toGenius: 100 Visions of the Future, Tiffany's films and work have received over 80 awards and distinctions including premieres at The Sundance Film Festival and being selected by The US State Department to use her films to represent America around the world and have received over 50 million views. She serves on the Leadership Board of The Center on Media and Child Health at Harvard's Boston Children's Hospital and she is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute. She is currently writing a book about her family’s decade long ritual of turning off screens one day each week for what they call their Technology Shabbats. The book will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2019. Learn more about Tiffany at and follow her @tiffanyshlain!


Congratulations to our 2018 Make Your Mark Award Winners:


Connection: Brandi Galvin Morandi, Chief Legal Officer at Equinix

Development: Ana Gabriela Pinczuk, former President and General Manager at HPE

Advocacy: René Shimada Siegel, CEO and Founder at Connext

Impact: Women Who Code, accepted by Alaina Percival, CEO at Women Who Code

Bill Campbell Award: Rami Elghandour, CEO and President at Nevro

Watermark Senior Executive of the Year: Amee Cooper, Senior Director, R&D Operations at VMware, Inc.

Watermark Emerging Executive of the Year: Katherine Fordon, Corporate Communications Manager at Wilbur-Ellis


  • 5 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. VIP & General Reception
  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Dinner & Award Ceremony Starts
  • 9:00 p.m. Close (drive safe!)

The evening includes:

Like many Watermark events, seating is limited and sells out quickly.

If you have questions about the event, please contact Erin Tselenchuk. If you are interested in purchasing a sponsorship or table, please contact Kate Byrne. Click here for more information about the Santa Clara Marriott.

Many thanks to our sponsors: