Conferences

Watermark delivers four key conferences each year – our full-day Watermark Conference for Women Silicon Valley and our half-day Watermark Innovation Conference, Watermark Leadership Conference and Watermark Entrepreneur Conference. All are open to members and non-members, as well as to family members and friends. We love it when men attend our events, and if you have a son, daughter or other younger person in your life who would benefit from our conferences, bring them! We welcome everyone.

The inaugural Watermark Conference for Women Silicon Valley, originally referred to as the Lead On Conference, was held in February 2015, featuring Hillary Rodham Clinton and Diane von Furstenburg. Since then, we've had Abby Wambach, Viola Davis, Sheryl Sandberg, Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice! Mark your calendars: Our next conference is Feb. 22, 2019, at the San Jose Convention Center. More details here.

 

Watch Watermark's CEO, Marlene Williamson, Conference Remarks

Watch Watermark's Board Chair, Ann Barlow, Conference Remarks


Regardless of your age, industry, function or professional experience, innovation is imperative for your company’s success and for your own. Every day, there’s something to learn, incorporate, update, refresh, launch and push ahead.

Invest a half day and get up to speed on the innovations that matter most. Watermark’s Innovation Conference covers the “news” you can use, sparks conversations, fosters new collaborations – and provides helpful tips and tools that you can take with you. Or at least talk about over a glass of wine. (And we’ll have that, too!) Our Friday, April 28 conference at Oracle in Santa Clara was a big success. Check out the recap and our favorite tweets! Our next conference is Wednesday, April 18, at Juniper Networks. Details here!


Recognizing that today's leaders can be found at all stages of their careers, we’re combining engaging and inspirational speakers with diverse, interactive panels and sessions. Learn more about leadership, and yourself, at this very special conference. Our July 2017 conference at Intuit in Mountain View was a big success. Check out the recap and our favorite tweets! Our next conference will be in July 27, 2018. Register today as there is limited seating for this conference!


Have a great idea you'd like to pursue on behalf of your employer – or for a company of your own? Then you've got the entrepreneurial spirit, no doubt about it. It's a drive and determination that pushes you to explore your passions, build something from the ground up and truly deliver something wonderful to the world. Sound familiar? Then don't miss our annual Watermark Entrepreneur Conference. We gather together some of the most inspirational entrepreneurial CEOs we know – many of whom have faced significant challenges, dusted themselves off when they've needed to and started again to achieve stellar success. They'll share their experiences, strategies, lessons learned and what's next on the horizon. Our Tuesday, Oct. 17 conference at Fenwick & West in Mountain View was a big success. Our next conference will be Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Stay tuned for details!