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BlackRock, Microsoft, Tesla and Ten Other Companies Partner with Watermark for Advancement of Women

Friday, June 29, 2018   (0 Comments)
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2018 -- Watermark, the Bay Area’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in leadership positions, announce over a dozen new partners joining the movement to promote advancement of women in business. Five partners are Fortune 300 companies: Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Tesla, BlackRock, and Boston Scientific.

The new partners are 24/, BlackRock (Fortune #237), Boston Scientific (Fortune #328), Cloudera, Microsoft (Fortune #30), Microsoft Ventures (M12) , Morgan Stanley (Fortune #67), Nevro, NineSigma, Oath Inc a subsidiary of Verizon, Sony PlayStation, Silicon Valley Bank, and Tesla. Through the joint-partnership, these companies are providing their female executives with the tools they need for success, including Watermark designed and customized programs on a wide range educational development to empower employees to in their companies and careers.

“It's exciting to see Watermark and its unique offerings reach across so many different industries, helping companies in their efforts to achieve greater gender parity,” says Kate Byrne, VP of Partnerships, Sponsorships, Membership and Business Development of Watermark. “From finance to next-gen automotive, Watermark is providing direction for companies to make their mark as inclusive workplaces.”

Now in its 25th year, Watermark supports a vast partnership network of the best-known companies, startups, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and members through its programming and by hosting over 50 events a year including its Annual Conference for Women, multiple half-day conferences, webinars, training sessions, and networking events. Through their partnership with Watermark, these industry-leading companies are showcasing their position on furthering the number of women in leadership positions.

Watermark CEO, Marlene Williamson, said, “These companies, in addition to our members, serve as our foundation. We are encouraged by these diverse, impactful thought-leaders who are taking a proactive position to make change happen. We’re confident that these partnership will result in yet more women reaching new heights in their careers.”

Each partner has different offerings internally, the message is consistent with the growing pattern of investing in to the development and retention for women within their organizations. For additional information regarding Watermark partnership opportunities or programming, please contact Kate Byrne,

About Watermark

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, Watermark is the leading community of top women executives, emerging executives and entrepreneurs 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 also supports girls’ leadership programs to help build a well-qualified workforce for the future.


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