Make Your Mark Celebration
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Make Your Mark Celebration

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
3:00-7:00 PM
Where: Albert & Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, California  94303
United States
Contact: Erin Tselenchuk

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If you're interested in attending, please call 925-639-7615 to check availability.

PRICING: Prestige Complimentary | Members $75 | Non-Members $95

Join us on January 29, 2020 for our signature event, Watermark's Make Your Mark Celebration! This annual appreciation event is a celebration of women making their mark and recognizing leaders who connect, develop and  advocate for women.


  • 3:00 | Registration and Champagne Registration 
  • 3:30 | Welcome 
  • 3:45 | Keynote Speaker, Tina Tchen
  • 4:05 | Awards (Connect, Develop, Advocate, Bill Campbell, Impact)
  • 5:15 | Reception 
  • 7:00 | Close 
  • Auction Throughout Program

Fireside Keynote: Tina Tchen, President and Chief Executive Officer for TIME'S UP, in conversation with Jessica Aguirre

Our Make Your Mark Awards celebrating our 25th anniversary is next month and we are thrilled to announce our Keynote Speaker, Tina Tchen, President and Chief Executive Officer, TIME’S UP. Tina Tchen serves as president and CEO of TIME’S UP Now and the TIME’S UP Foundation, overseeing the organizations’ efforts to change culture, companies, and laws in order to make work safe, fair, and dignified for women of all kinds. In 2017, Tina co-founded the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund with Robbie Kaplan, Fatima Goss Graves, and Hilary Rosen; since then, the Fund has connected nearly 4,000 people to legal or PR support for sexual harassment across dozens of different industries. Tina served all eight years in the Obama White House, including as an Assistant to President Obama, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. While at the White House, Tina spearheaded the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families and helped form the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. Prior to taking the helm at TIME’S UP, Tina was a lawyer specializing in workplace culture, advising companies on gender inequity, sexual harassment, and diversity. She has served on numerous strategic advisory boards for organizations, businesses, and nonprofits, including the United State of Women, which she continues to co-chair.

Announcing 2020 Make Your Mark Award Winners


Anne Devereux-Mills
Parlay House


Dr. Sheila Robinson
Owners and Publisher
Diversity Women Magazine

Tina Tchen
CEO and President


Charles Meyers

Pivotal Ventures

For over 25 years, Watermark is the largest women’s nonprofit in California comprised of  executive women from all levels, from the C-Suite to Emerging Executives, cross-function and  cross-industry. With a mission to increase the number of women in leadership positions, we connect them with one another, develop their leadership skills through original programming  and advocate for women in the workplace. TIME'S UP is a driving force and message of helping change corporate and societal culture for “safe, fair and dignified work” for all those who identify as women, aligns with Watermark’s mission and the work we do every day. Many thanks to Tina and TIME'S UP for being advocates of women and leading the way to a “society free of gender-based discrimination in the workplace and beyond”. 

We are also excited to introduce our incredible live jazz musician for our, Tammy L. Hall.

Tammy L. Hall began playing the piano at age 4 and is still devoted to that instrument, Music and it’s calling. A San Francisco resident since 1983, she continues to expand her musical experience not just through jazz, but through ALL Music. Good Music. In pursuit of the creation and development and performance of Good Music, Tammy has worked with and accompanied numerous vocalists and instrumentalists including: Etta Jones, Ernestine Anderson, Melba Moore, Darlene Love, Linda Tillery, Kim Nalley, Paula West, Tiffany Austin, Denise Perrier, Connie Champagne, Queen Esther Marrow, Barbara Dane, Holly Near, Veronica Klaus, saxophonists Houston Person, Tia Fuller and David “Fathead” Newman, violinists Regina Carter and Mads Tolling, Laurie Anderson, harpist Destiny Muhammad, drummers Terri Lyne Carrington and Allison Miller, trombonist and educator Angela Wellman, Bassist/Bandleader Marcus Shelby. In 2015, Tammy made her conducting debut in Turkmenistan and Baku, Azerbaijan, working with Broadway Bound, a diplomatic arts outreach program founded by Amikaeyla Gaston of the ICAHSI Foundation. Tammy works with SFJazz, Handful Players (Children’s Theatre afterschool program), as well as teaching and guest lecturing at Stanford University, the California Jazz Conservatory, Jazz Camp West, Lafayette Summer Music Workshop.


   Champagne Registration Welcome


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If you have questions about the event, please contact Erin Tselenchuk. If you are interested in purchasing a sponsorship or table, please contact Kim Steppe.