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Watermark Entrepreneur Conference Set for Oct. 17 at Fenwick & West

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This year’s conference features two Fireside Chats: one with TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot and MetricStream CEO Shellye Archambeau, and the other with Accompany Founder and CEO Amy Chang and Fenwick & West Partner Gordon Davidson.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. – October 17, 2017 – Watermark, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in leadership positions, delivers on its commitment to provide relevant professional development with its annual Watermark Entrepreneur Conference, set for 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Fenwick & West in Mountain View.

Designed for women (and men, too) who have an idea for a business, are already running their own business or are working on internal corporate initiatives, the Watermark Entrepreneur Conference features access to several of the most prominent venture capitalists and other investors active in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Along with the keynote "fireside chats" with TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot and Accompany CEO Amy Chang, participating entrepreneurs, VCs, angels and corporate investors include:

  • Susan Lucas-Conwell, Executive Vice President, CSIRO US
  • Christie Pitts, Partner and Chief of Staff, BackStage Capital
  • Alicia Castillo Holley, Founder, TheWealthing Institute
  • Prashant Shah, Chair, TiE Angels Silicon Valley; Venture Partner, Monta Vista Capital
  • Nancy Hayes, Investor, Golden Seeds
  • Jillian Manus, Managing Partner, Structure Capital

The intensive full-day conference will offer helpful information, in-depth and interactive breakout sessions and networking opportunities to address the many business challenges that entrepreneurs face in launching and scaling their businesses.

Some of the Bay Area’s most successful entrepreneurial innovators eager to share their firsthand experience include Lisa Hannah, CEO, 360Three, Gabriela Sapp, Co-Founder, Equitable Growth Solutions, Vaneese Johnson, CEO, The Boldness Coach, Anne Cocquyt, Founder, The GUILD, Roshell Rosemond Rinkins, Founder, Liquid Courage Cosmetics, Julia Schloss, Co-Owner, Luisa Spagnoli, Amy Love, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, TriNet, Geraldine Convento and Lauren Messmer, Co-Owners, Meet Geraldine, Diana Flynn, Co-Founder and CEO, ReBoot Accel, Julie Gordon White, Founder, The WELL for Women Entrepreneurs, Linda Popky, President, Leverage2Market Associates, Eileen Gordon, Founder, Barnraiser, Grace Kraajvanger, Founder, The Hivery, and Nona Lim, Founder, Nona Lim Foods.

“This is an excellent opportunity for attendees to talk with and learn from the experts as they move forward to achieve their entrepreneurial goals,” says Watermark CEO Marlene Williamson. “We’ve lined up some very exciting investors and entrepreneurs to share their experiences, strategies, lessons learned and what's next on the horizon.”

For information regarding the full agenda, breakout sessions, bios on all of the speakers and the concluding wine reception, please visit our event page.

About Watermark

Watermark is the leading community of top women executives, entrepreneurs and emerging executives in the San Francisco Bay Area whose mission is to increase the number of women in leadership positions. The membership organization connects, develops and advocates for the advancement of women in the workplace by offering regular leadership development programs and networking opportunities and promoting gender diversity and equality initiatives. Watermark supports girls’ leadership programs, as well, to help build a well-qualified workforce for the future.


What: Watermark Entrepreneur Conference 2017

Date: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2017

Time: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM PDT

Location: Fenwick & West, 801 California St., Mountain View