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The Sponsor Inside Skinny - April

Wednesday, April 11, 2018  
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Sponsor Inside Skinny

From C-Suite to Boardroom: What You Can Do Today to Become a Board Member with Olga V. Mack - 10-11 A.M. | Wednesday, April 25th:

The process of becoming a director may seem mysterious and magical – as if an invisible hand takes a few select professionals and gives them a corporate board seat.

This, of course, is a myth. The reality is much more intentional than magical. In fact, clear intention, educated choices, coherent strategy, time investment and flawless execution are all you need to eventually make your director dream a reality.

In this webinar, board expert and Watermark Make Your Mark Advocacy Award winner Olga Mack will address questions that most professionals have in the beginning of their journeyRegister for this webinar HERE

Below are the questions we encourage you to share with your colleagues to discuss in association with the webinar.

  1. What boards do you think you are interested to join and why? Consider both short term and long term opportunities.
  2. List and share your unique experiences, training, and background in a specific industry. What do you bring to the table (a.k.a.. "unique value proposition" or "your super power")? 
  3. What types of companies (e.g., size, industry, location) may be interested in the unique value proposition (identified in previous question)?
  4. What  experiences, training, or background can you add in the next 3-5 years to make you a more desirable board member candidate?  
  5. Who will you more intentionally build relationships with and target for networking? What will you do differently or same than your current networking activities? 

Mentors, Sponsors, and Coaches - How to Leverage All Three with Jackie Welch- 10-11 A.M. | Wednesday, May 2nd:

With the competitive and changing landscape in today’s work environment, achieving career success requires more than just hard work.

Mentorship, sponsorship – and even career coaching – are key aspects of workplace advancement. Look at any top executive today and you'll find any number of allies who have played a major part in that executive's career success.

In this webinar, professional development coach Jackie Welch provides clarity around the key differences between mentorship and sponsorship – and discusses how coaching can play a helpful role, too. Register for this webinar HERE

Below are the questions we encourage you to share with your colleagues to discuss in association with the webinar.

  1. From Jackie's presentation, what surprised you most about the differences between mentors, sponsors and coaches? 
  2. What specific examples resonated with you most? Of the three, which are you more drawn to and why?    
  3. From today’s presentation, how will you move forward in identifying your mentor, sponsor and/or coach? 
  4. How will you build your Developmental Career Action Plan in this area and what will it consist of?

Watermark Innovation Conference 2018 9:30 A.M.- 4:45 P.M.| Wednesday, April 18th| Juniper Networks:

Too big to innovate? Too small? Overwhelmed by shifting disruptions? Worried that you’ve already missed your innovation opportunity? Put your worries aside. You’re right on time! These days, innovation belongs to everyone. Catch up and speed forward with new ideas, new inspiration and new collaborations – everything you need to better position yourself for your most innovative year ever. Register HERE

Work, Pause, Thrive with Lisen Stromberg - 5:30-7:30 P.M. |Tuesday, May 8th:

As a leader, you want to make sure you are supporting your team to deliver the best work possible. As an employer, you want to be sure you attract and retain the best talent. As an ambitious woman, you want to be able to live your best life, which means having the ability to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Author and management consultant Lisen Stromberg interviewed 186 highly successful, trailblazing women and surveyed nearly 1,500 more to learn the answer to that compelling question. What she learned debunks every myth about what makes a successful career and a successful workplace.

Come hear what she has to say and gain insight into how you, your team and your company can truly thrive. Register HERE

Upcoming May Women Like Us (WLU) Network Events:

Join us for valuable networking opportunities and meet other ambitious Watermark members! We have two May WLUNetworkevents coming up so register for one today that is most convenient for you:

Women Like Us (WLU) Network - Peninsula5:30-7:30 P.M. | Tuesday, May 1st| Duane Morris, Palo Alto: Register HERE

Women Like Us (WLU) Network - East Bay5:30-7:30 P.M. | Thursday, May 3rd| Comerica Bank, Walnut Creek: Register HERE

Exclusive Watermark Discount to TiEinflect 2018 - May 4-5, 2018 | Santa Clara Convention Center:

TiE Inflect (formerly known as TiEcon), hosted by TiE Silicon Valley, is the largest technology anchored conference dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship.

Building on the twenty-five year legacy of TiEcon, we have designed TiE Inflect 2018 to focus on the business and human impact of AI. Come and learn from the world’s best minds on how AI combined with disruptive technologies like Blockchain and IOT are radically transforming every industry including FinTech, MarTech, HealthTech and more. As a Watermark member, you will receive $100 off by using the promo code "TiEWM"! Register HERE