Weekly Virtual Office Hours - Watermark Sponsor Best Practices
This sponsor-focused edition with Watermark Executives (CEO Peggy Northrop and VP of Sponsorship Kim Steppe) will help you evaluate ways to keep employees engaged while providing opportunities to continue critical leadership development skills. These best practices will be combined in a powerful session with executive perspective and practical communication techniques for your workplace.
Watermark's new Weekly Virtual Office Hours are an opportunity to ask your questions and get immediate answers, solutions and recommendations for the issues that you face. The 30-45-minute session is face-to-face, allowing you and others to connect with the expert thinkers, leaders and solution-driven people you want to meet. Bring a cup of coffee, tea, and a snack during this personal and real conversation.
About Kim Steppe
Kim joined Watermark in August 2018. She is an experienced Congressional Ambassador with a history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. She has lobbied for Alzheimer’s research funding and advocated at the federal and state level for public policies that improve the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. She has a passion for advocating for the advancement of women in business, health, and social industries.
She currently is a board member for the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California Northern Nevada and the Chair of the Public Policy Steering Committee for the state of California. Kim attended the University of Washington with a BS in Microbiology.
About Peggy Northrop
Peggy is joining Watermark in February 2020. A media consultant, communications expert, advisor and entrepreneur, Peggy spent the first two decades of her career as an award-winning editor in New York City, where she held senior editorial positions at some of the most iconic names in women’s media, including Vogue, Glamour and Real Simple, before becoming Editor-in-Chief of More and Global Editor-in-Chief of Reader’s Digest. She returned to the Bay Area in 2013 to serve as Editor-in-Chief of Sunset Publishing, and in the same year co-founded Shebooks, an e-book company devoted to publishing stories by and for women.
Peggy brings deep experience in branding, communications and public relations to her new role. As a consultant, she has coached communications teams at nonprofits and startups, built new digital communities for brands including AARP, and helped tech companies connect to their audiences with engaging multi-platform content, most recently as launch editor of the Airbnb magazine. Peggy is a communications advisor and investor with Portfolia, which creates investment funds designed for women to back the companies they want to see in the world. She is also a mentor with SHE-CAN, the educational organization that trains the next generation of female leaders in post-genocide countries. She currently serves on the board of directors of Washington & Jefferson College.