Make Your Mark Awards

Watermark's next annual Make Your Mark Awards Celebration will take place in January 2020. All nominations submitted in 2019 are being considered for our 2020 celebration and will be notified in December if they are the winners.

If you have questions about this event, please email us.

Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Make Your Mark Awards!

  • Connection: Brandi Galvin Morandi, Chief Legal Officer at Equinix
  • Development: Ana Gabriela Pinczuk, former President and General Manager at HPE
  • Advocacy: René Shimada Siegel, CEO and Founder at Connext
  • Impact: Women Who Code, accepted by Alaina Percival, CEO at Women Who Code
  • Bill Campbell Award: Rami Elghandour, CEO and President at Nevro
  • Watermark Senior Executive of the Year: Amee Cooper, Senior Director, R&D Operations at VMware, Inc.
  • Watermark Emerging Executive of the Year: Katherine Fordon, Corporate Communications Manager at Wilbur-Ellis


List of Past Winners

Year Winners Then Now
2017 Irana Wasti SVP, GoDaddy SVP & Head of GoDaddy EMEA
  Ritu Mangla Founder and CEO, Mobilyte Founder and CEO, Mobilyte
  Olga Mack General Counsel, ClearSlide Blockchain Strategist, Author, Speaker, Women's Advocate
  Rami Rahim CEO, Juniper Networks CEO, Juniper Networks
  Margaret Kelleher Senior Manager, VMware Senior Manager, VMware
  Heather Jerrehian VP. Massdrop COO, Emtrain
2016 Lauren Diehl Sr. Director, Global Customer Success Management, Oracle Sr. Director, Global Customer Success Management, Oracle
  Ana Corrales Vice President of Global Operations, Supply Chain, Google / Nest VP Google Store
  Susan Lovegren Chief People Officer, AppDynamics Chief People Officer, Medallia
  Gordy Davidson Partner, Fenwick & West Chairman, Fenwick & West
  Bindu Garapaty Education and Training, Juniper Networks, Associate Director, Gilead Sciences
   Julie Brush Founding Partner, Solutus Legal Search Founding Partner, Solutus Legal Search
2015 Jacqueline Akerblom West Region Managing Partner, Grant Thornton West Region Managing Partner, Grant Thornton
Ayelet Baron Founder, CreatingIs Chief Purpose Officer, Genius
Meg Bear SVP & General Manager, Cloud Services, Imperva SVP, Juvo
Julie Clugage Co-Founder & Executive Director, Team4Tech Co-Founder & Executive Director, Team4Tech
Mary Fuller Managing Director & Associate General Counsel, IP, Maxim Integrated VP, Chief Policy Officer and Head of Leagal, KIPI
2014 Shellye Archambeau CEO, MetricStream Board Director, Strategic Advisor, Speaker
Mary Ann Bianco VP, Customer Support, Oracle VP, Customer Support, Oracle
Lynne Born Partner & COO, Seiler CEO, Perelson Weiner LLP
Judy Little Strategic Alliance Management Executive, Ericsson EVP &GM USA, Chayora
Danae Ringelmann Co-Founder & CDO, Indiegogo Co-Founder & CDO, Indiegogo
  Merline Saintil Head of Operations, Mobile & Emerging Products, Yahoo! COO, 7 Cups
2013 Amy Buckner CEO & Co-Founder, AnswerLab CEO & Co-Founder, AnswerLab
  Ann Barlow West Coast President, Peppercomm Strategic Communications West Coast President, Peppercomm Strategic Communications
  Gayle Crowell Consultant, Technology Group, Warburg Pincus Consultant, Technology Group, Warburg Pincus
  Sharon Knight Founder, Avik Ventures President & COO,Hawthorne Effect
  Bobbie LaPorte Founder & CEO, RAL & Associates Founder & CEO, Bobbie LaPorte & Associates
  Diane Gage Lofgren SVP & Chief Communications Officer, Brand Communication, Kaiser SVP, Sharp HealthCare
  Bethany Mayer SVP & GM, HP Networking, HP Executive Partner, Siris Capital Group LLC
  Linda Oubre Dean, College of Business, San Francisco State University President at Whittier College
  Cindy Reese SVP, Worldwide Operations, Oracle SVP, Worldwide Operations, Oracle
  Marlene Williamson CMO, BigMachines CEO, Watermark
  Erna Arnesen VP, Global & Strategic Services Partnerships, Cisco Advisory Board Member at ZL Technologies
  Denise Brosseau CEO, Well-Connected Leader CEO & Founder, Thought Leadership Lab
  Jennifer Cullenbine Founder, Executive Director & Queen Elf of The Family Giving Tree Founder, Executive Director & Queen Elf of The Family Giving Tree
  Karineh Khachatourian Partner, K&L Gates Managing Partner, Duane Morris, Palo Alto Office
  Wendy Lea CEO, Get Satisfaction CEO, Cintrifuse
  Maya Strelar-Migotti VP, Head of IP & Broadband Development, Ericsson CEO & investor, 4PIA, Inc.
2011 Sheryle Bolton Principal, Bolton Consulting Professor of Practice, Entrepreneurship, at Hult International Business School
  Nancy Duarte Principal, Duarte Design Principal, Duarte Design
  Lorraine Hariton Special Representative for Commercial & Business Affairs, US Department of State  President & CEO, Catalyst
  Hannah Kain President & CEO, ALOM President & CEO, ALOM
  Susan Lucas-Conwell CEO, Great Place to Work Executive Vice President, CSIRO US
  Carol Novello President, Humane Society Silicon Valley President, Humane Society Silicon Valley
2010 Nancy Brinker Founder and CEO, Ambassador, Susan G. Komen Cancer Advocate and Global Consultant, Founder, Susan G. Komen
2009 Padmasree Warrior CTO, Cisco CEO, NIO U.S
2008 Heidi Roizen CEO, SkinnySongs Partner, DFJ
2007 Marissa Mayer VP, Search Products & User Experience, Google Co-Founder at Lumi Labs
2006 Dawn Lepore President, CEO & Board Chair, Board Member and Investor
2005 Michelle Peluso President, CEO & Founder, Travelocity and Founder, Site59 SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at IBM
2004 Pat House Co-Founder, Vice Chairman, Siebel Systems Member of the Board of Trustees at The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
2003 Carol Bartz Chairman, President & CEO, AutoDesk Board Member, Retired CEO, Yahoo, and Lead Director, Cisco
2002  Jane Shaw CEO, Aerogen Independent Biotechnology Professional
2001 JoMei Chang CEO, Vitria CEO, Vitria
2000 Cynthia Ringo CEO, Coppercom Impact Investor, Managing Partner at DBL Investors
1999 Donna Dubinsky CEO, Handspring Former CEO of Palm and Handspring and Numenta
1998 Peggy Taylor Office of the President, PeopleSoft Investment Manager/CEO Advisor
1997 Mary Coleman President & CEO, Aurum Software Venture Capitalist, Walden International
1996 Judy Estrin CEO, Precept Software CEO, JLabs
Mary Ann Byrnes CEO, Corsair Communications CEO, Konacom
1995 Pauline Lo Alker CEO, Network Peripherals Chairman & Founder, AJK Systems
  Lisa Conte CEO, Shaman Pharmaceuticals President, CEO & Board Member, Jaguar Animal Health

Many thanks to our 2018 sponsors: