VIRTUAL | Women of the C-Suite (12:00 p.m. Session)
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VIRTUAL | Women of the C-Suite (12:00 p.m. Session)

When: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
12:00-1:00 pm PT
United States
Contact: Erin Tselenchuk

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ALL TIMES ARE PACIFIC STANDARD: Join 12:00 | Welcome & Fireside Conversation 12:00-12:15 | C-Suite Networks Breakouts 12:15-1:00

PRICING: Prestige Members: Complimentary | Basic Members: Complimentary | Non-Members: $15 *Non-Members by submitted inquiry and invite only

"Don't Let Your Crisis Go To Waste: C-Suite Leaders on Managing – and growing – in Challenging Times": Join a special guest Miriam Rivera, Managing Director of Ulu Ventures, for a fireside conversation, with Watermark's CEO Peggy Northrop, to learn best practices for elevating all aspects of your company in a COVID-era. The conversation will be followed by C-Suite Networks virtual breakouts, facilitated by each of the networks respective leaders who will guide a highly-engaging conversation around sharing your own learning, applications, and the decisions needed to grow both your company and yourself.

About Miriam Rivera

Miriam Rivera is co-founder and managing director of Ulu Ventures, a top seed stage venture fund in Silicon Valley focused on IT startups. Ulu generates great financial results using a disciplined, repeatable decision-making process that analyzes risk-reward trade-offs and also reduces cognitive bias. Entrepreneurs in the current fund are quite diverse by industry standards and she is dedicated to increasing diversity in both the entrepreneurial and investment communities.Prior to Ulu Ventures, Rivera was vice president/deputy general counsel at Google, which she joined in 2001 as the second attorney. There she helped build and lead an award-winning global legal department. Her work to re-design and simplify contracts helped Google scale from $85M to $10B in revenues in five years. Before Google, Rivera worked for Ariba as counsel, after having co-founded angel and then venture-backed Outcome Software. Miriam is the co-founder, former co-president and on the board of Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, an "open source network" of Stanford alumni investors and entrepreneurs. She is a Kauffman Fellow in venture capital. As a first-generation college student and scholarship recipient, Rivera graduated from Stanford University, earning AB, AM and JD/MBA degrees. She has helped raise $250 million for need-based undergraduate scholarships and endowed a scholarship fund for low-income or undocumented students at Stanford. She currently serves on Stanford's Lead Council and the Stanford Law School Venture Fund. Rivera previously served on Stanford’s Board of Trustees, the Office of Technology Licensing Advisory Board, the Board of Visitors of Stanford Law School and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has been honored with the Stanford Medal, awarded to fewer than 1 percent of Stanford alumni. Miriam also serves on the Investment Committee of Acumen Fund America, an impact investment fund serving the needs of low-income Americans and on the Kauffman Foundation Board, a national endowment dedicated to increasing opportunity for Americans through education and entrepreneurship. 

Our Watermark Women of the C-Suite Networks are tremendously valuable communities designed specifically for women who are in VP (or equivalent) positions and above at public or private corporations with over $5M in revenue and 50 or more employees. These quarterly meetings bring together women in the same function to talk about current issues, problem solve and otherwise relate on issues that they all face.

Each C-Suite gathering is led by like-minded senior executives who organize topics, discussions and guest speakers, and keep participants connected on a regular basis as part of this exciting community. Each C-Suite features a guest speaker or organization that aligns with this unique group of women.

Registration for these events is by invitation only.

  • If you are a member of our C-Suite Networks, you will receive invitations directly from us with the registration links.
  • If you are not a member of our C-Suite Networks and you meet the above qualifications, we welcome you to request an invitation and experience this exciting Watermark community firsthand.
  • Please Note: The C-Suite Networks are for corporate executives only – consultants or professional service companies can attend only if they are an official sponsor of the group. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, please email Kim Steppe.

Many thanks to our sponsors: