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The Sponsor Inside Skinny - July

Tuesday, July 10, 2018  
Posted by: Watermark
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Remember to Join Us for our Sponsor Appreciate Event on July 17th from 4-7 P.M. - VR, The Chemistry Group and More!

"Life appears to be too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs." - Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre


Sponsor Inside Skinny

Sponsor Appreciation Event - 4-7 P.M. | Tuesday, July 17th | Nest Labs:

We'd like to thank you for your support and partnership. One of the best ways we can do this is to share new insights and thinking. Please join us for a special viewing of "Belonging", a VR experience that reveals unconscious bias, brought to us by Amy Logan of Gender Innovations. "Belonging" had its world premier at the UN's 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women's event "Disrupting Discrimination: SF Tech Tools to Advance Gender Equity". This will be followed by an interactive experience by the Chemistry Group.

The Chemistry Group knows that chemistry exists to re-invent the world of talent assessment so that people and businesses can be brilliant. They are a tech-enabled talent business that helps deliver better business results through people. Led by Laura Brennand-Carter and Sterling Grey, this hands-on experience will empower you and your company to accurately identify "What Great Looks Like" for people and businesses, and then connect these two factors so that they can work brilliantly together.

Add to this great company, networking, food and wine and you've got yourself an amazing evening celebrating you, our sponsors, generously hosted by Nest Labs! Please register by July 12 to confirm your space. As a reminder, once you have registered, please bring your phone, your earbuds, and have the YouTube video downloaded onto your phone for the viewing of "Belonging". If you have any questions, please contact Kate Byrne, or 415-264-6988. Register HERE

Webinar: Self Compassion - Your Competitive Leadership Edge with Marie-Jeanne Juilland - 10-11 A.M. | Wednesday, July 11th:

Do you constantly push yourself to raise the bar on your performance? And at the same time, do you wonder how you can possibly sustain this kind of intensity over the long run? Ironically, one of the keys lies in a simple act of kindness – to yourself. Marie-Jeanne Juilland will share with you the recent research behind self-compassion and, more importantly, simple practices that give you the resilience to make sure you finish the second half of 2018 at the top of your game. Register for this webinar HERE

Below are the questions and exercises we encourage you to share with your colleagues to allow you to explore more deeply as an individual - and then from each other in a live group setting:

NOTE: You can break into small groups to explore this topic, and then have individuals report out to the larger group; some of these topics / exercises may feel like a repetition of what was done in the webinar.  However, that is the intention.  The webinar is only a short dive into the topic.

  1. In the webinar, we talked about the myth that self-compassion leads to lower productivity in individuals. Actually, self-compassion does just the opposite. Thoughts?
  2. What would self-compassion look like for a team - or an entire company?
  3. How could it help a team or company perform better?
  4. What are specific ways that teams are not compassionate to themselves? 
  5. What are specific ways an entire company is not compassionate to itself?


1. Journaling - with Sharing (5 min)

  • Write down one or two situations at where you felt you did not "measure up,"  or could have done better.  These could be at work, or in your personal life.  
  • Write down any "self-talk" when this happens.   It's also OK if you don't  feel you have any self-talk, or can't recall it.  Just talk about that.  
  • Write down what actions you take when this happens ( eg.  I shut down.  I start working harder.  Or....  ) 

2.  Find a partner (6 min total - 3 min each)

  • Share with the other what you wrote.
  • Switch partners and repeat. 

3.  Ask individuals to share back to the group whatever they learned (5 min)

  • Have a wider conversation about the sharing and the learning  

4.  Find a different partner (6 min total - 3 min each) 

  • Briefly recap to your new partner the situation, self-talk, and action that you had just discussed with the first part
  • Now tell that partner what you might say to yourself - or do differently.  
  • Switch partners and repeat.

Watermark Leadership Conference 2018 - 9:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. |Friday, July 27th | Intuit:

Recognizing that today's leaders can be found at all stages of their careers, the annual Watermark Leadership Conference is your chance to be inspired by diverse speakers, while engaged with interactive panels and sessions. With Keynotes like Anneka Gupta, Co-CEO of LiveRamp and Amy Swenson, Executive Vice President of KRW International, you'll learn more how to be a fearless leader and prepare the next generation of leaders with the tools and skills needed to change the course of women in positions of leadership.  Seating is limited and the conference always sells out, so RSVP today to ensure your spot by clicking HERE!

Mark Your Mark Award Nominations - Accepting entries until Friday, July 20th!

Watermark is currently accepting nominations for our 2018 Make Your Mark (MYM) Awards. Entries will be accepted online and extended until Friday, July 20. The MYM Awards are open to all professional women – and we have an award for men! To view the award categories and submit a nomination, please click HERE.

Upcoming July Women Like Us (WLU) Network Events:

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

Women Like Us (WLU) Network - Peninsula - 5:30-7:30 P.M. | Tuesday, July 10th: Register HERE

Women Like Us (WLU) Network - East Bay - 5:30-7:30 P.M. | Thursday, July 12th:  Register HERE