Alliances

 

Watermark is proud to partner with other organizations committed to increasing the number of women in leadership positions. When one woman takes a step forward in her career, we all take a step forward. Please get to know our Watermark alliance partners. Several offer Watermark members special discounts and opportunities – and we do the same for them.

Anita Borg Institute

ABI provides resources and programs to help industry, academia and government recruit, retain and develop women leaders in high technology careers.

Athena Alliance

The Athena Alliance is dedicated to advancing gender diversity in the boardroom. Boards often call on Athena to recommend strong, diverse candidates. Athena also has a membership model through which it supports top tier executive women to stand clear and strong in their value to boards, increase their visibility, and enhance their networks in the right ways. Visit the Athena website to see a sampling of members, learn more about the group's success, watch video testimonials, take a self-assessment and apply. Be sure to indicate Watermark on your application.

Catalyst

Catalyst is the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women and business. The group is dedicated to creating more inclusive workplaces where employees representing every dimension of diversity can thrive. 

Center for Creative Leadership

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) is a nonprofit global provider of executive education based on its pioneering leadership research and analytics. For more than four decades, CCL has leveraged the power of leadership to transform individuals, teams, organizations and societies to achieve results that are powerful, measurable and enduring. With 11 campuses worldwide, CCL is consistently ranked in the Top 5 providers of executive education by Financial Times and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Harvest Summit

The Harvest Summit experience is shaped in part by strategic partnerships with innovative organizations like Watermark, and other brands, products and ideas showcased throughout the Harvest Summit experience. They believe in the power of smart minds who can accelerate the pace of change through face-to-face connections and the cross-pollination of ideas will continue to change the world. It matters for our businesses, the future of work, our communities, our children and our planet. Watermark members are invited to attend with a special discount promo code. Apply here.

Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley

The Latina Coalition educates, prepares and connects Latinas in the areas of civic engagement and leadership development as an expression of shared values of service, commitment and appreciation for the Latinas who have paved the way for success. 

Paradigm for Parity

Watermark has formed a new alliance with Paradigm for Parity (P4P) – a coalition of CEOs, senior executives, founders, board members and business academics who are committed to women and men sharing equal power, status and opportunity. Our ultimate goal: achieve full gender parity by 2030, with a near-term goal of women holding at least 30% of senior roles.

P4P’s Five-Point Roadmap calls for CEOs and business leaders to:

• Minimize or Eliminate Unconscious Bias
• Significantly Increase the Number of Women in Senior Operating Roles
• Measure Targets at Every Level and Communicate Progress and Results Regularly
• Base Career Progress on Business Results and Performance, Not on Presence
• Identify Women of Potential and Give Them Sponsors as Well as Mentors

At Watermark, we partner with our sponsor companies, delivering our guidance, expertise and customized leadership development programs, to help them achieve these very steps. We encourage all companies, especially our sponsors, to sign the P4P pledge, indicating their true commitment to gender parity.

Our first signer was Watermark’s former board member Shellye Archambeau, CEO, MetricStream. Is your company ready to sign the P4P pledge? If so, send us an email and we'll help you get started.

Parity.org

Parity.org – Parity.org exists to bring gender parity to the highest levels of business, where the gender gap is most acute. We ask companies to take the ParityPledge® to commit to simply interview at least one qualified woman for every open role, VP and higher—including the C-Suite and the Board. No quotas. No deadlines. Together, we can reach gender parity.

ReBoot Accel

Watermark is pleased to partner with ReBoot Accel, an organization dedicated to helping women get current, connected and confident to return to the workforce and/or pursue new goals. The ReBoot Career Accelerator offers an intensive experience to get women ready for reinvention through hands-on learning of current tech, workplace and career skills. Watermark members receive a 15% discount on ReBoot programs. This is a Watermark member benefit only – contact us for more details.

TiE Silicon Valley

TiE Silicon Valley is a nonprofit association dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship in the Bay Area as well as globally. TiE strives to inspire entrepreneurs through mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding programs and activities.

Women of Color Action Network

Called WCAN for short, this group of extremely dynamic Bay Area professionals shares Watermark's mission to increase the representation of women in leadership roles. Its vision: "to help women of color realize their maximum potential in the workplace."