Past Webinars


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Courageous Presence for Women: Building Your Effectiveness & Career, with Cindy Solomon
December 5, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

Back by popular demand! Cindy Solomon will share her insights on what it takes these days to be a truly remarkable leader. Have you ever wondered why there are some in your organization who are "known" for their expertise, looked to for the tough assignments, or discussed for the promotions? How is it they are able to build that reputation and internal brand and how can you do the same? Regardless of position or title, all of us rely on our ability to get things done both on our own and through other people. In this funny and provocative program, Cindy will share the secrets of how you can go beyond executive presence and build your effectiveness and career through Courageous Presence.

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Is a Board Seat Right for You? with Donna Hamlin
November 14, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

If you are in an early stage of exploring a board role, the one-hour webinar helps you understand the types of boards, duties and expectations for each and what steps to plan to explore options. California is the first state in the country to mandate female directors on public corporation boards. By December 31, 2019, Senate Bill 826 mandates that each publicly held corporation based in California must have at least one female director on its board and, if no board seats open up before this date on an all-male board, the corporation would need to increase its authorized number of directors and fill a new seat with a woman. This number must increase, depending on the size of the board, by the close of 2021. Watermark shares Senator Jackson’s view that “gender diversity on corporate boards is associated with increased profitability, performance, governance, innovation, and opportunity.”

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Increase Your Relevance to Expand Your Impact with JJ DiGeronimo
November 7, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

With more than 23 years of experience in the tech industry, JJ DiGeronimo is no stranger to navigating the twists and turns of moving up the career ladder. She learned firsthand that securing that next position, a board seat, or starting a new product line often requires professionals to enhance their relevance, establish new career sponsors and expand their networks.

Join us as we discuss some of the common obstacles that all professionals experience when working to expand their impact.

This webinar will include charts and studies highlighted in JJ’s recent award-winning book, Accelerate Your Impact: Action-Based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path. This five-time award-winning book provides strategies for women to maximize career opportunities with personal anecdotes, specific examples and unique stories from those who have stumbled, fallen and succeeded.

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The Thoughtfully Ruthless Guide to Rapid Growth with Val Wright
October 3, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

What is the greatest lesson Val Wright has learned from her research, writing, and speaking on the subject of innovation while working with executives from Starbucks, LinkedIn, Financial Times and Google?

Her experiences have shown time and time again that it’s not the economy, market conditions or competition that’s holding your business back; the secret is locked inside how leaders ruthlessly, (in a thoughtful way,) manage their time, energy and resources, in parallel.

Join Val for an interactive session where you will:

  • Become Thoughtfully Ruthless® by focusing your time and energy on products, profits and customers – not internal energy black holes.
  • Learn how to magically invent more time and create additional capacity.
  • Create your leapfrog organization to catapult your long-term growth.
  • Increase the probability that you will get promoted, create dramatic results and have magnetic followership appear all around you with your Influence Bullseye.
  • Demonstrate why it is not enough to be brilliant – you have to be brilliant at demonstrating your brilliance.

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Women & Wealth - Setting Your Course for a Strong Financial Future with Erin Beable, CFP®
September 26, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

True wealth is about more than just your money. It's about your life and the things you value most as well as the relationships, interests and goals that bring you joy. Putting all of these elements at the heart of your long-term wealth management strategy helps ensure that you achieve the financial future you envision.

Join Erin Beable, Financial Advisor of Morgan Stanley, for an informative webinar designed to help you identify and prioritize your objectives, and then begin to build a personalized plan that helps maximize your probability of achieving the goals you have for yourself and your loved ones, however life unfolds.

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Negotiating Effectively: 6 Steps to Successful Outcomes with Ching Valdezco
September 12, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

We all negotiate a variety of issues and items every day. How do you get what you need without burning bridges? It’s not just “win or lose” – every interaction is an opportunity to build support for your proposals, while developing stronger long-term relationships.

In this webinar, negotiation expert Ching Valdezco shares practical techniques you can immediately apply to get better results and build more effective relationships. We’ll discuss strengths, challenges, fears and how to break through the ‘invisible scripts’ that hold you back.

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Stop Striving and Start Thriving – Create a Juicy Integrated Life™ with Anisa Rashad
August 1, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

Does your job come with a big title and great pay – but you're too busy to enjoy the perks that come with it? Does your calendar control you instead of the other way around? Are you feeling alone and anxious about meeting the demands of your role?

Executive Coach and Leadership Strategist Anisa Rashad can help you create a life with more of the things you want and less of the things you don’t? A life where you don't simply strive – you thrive!

Join us for this high-energy webinar and learn to:

  • Be intentional with your time
  • Stay off the merry-go-round and resist those who want to pull you back on it
  • Say "no" gracefully
  • Manage other people's expectations
  • More effectively allocate your time so that you plan your projects better

Anisa will share her proven JAMMM process to help you become more centered and grounded and better prepared mentally and emotionally to deal with life’s challenges. You'll leave with real-time strategies and a dose of inspiration to set you on the path to thriving and living a more Juicy Integrated Life (JIL)™.

"You own the time in your life – tell it where to go." – Anisa Rashad

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Self Compassion – Your Competitive Leadership Edge with Marie-Jeanne Juilland
July 11, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

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.

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Building Your Brand with a Book Part 2 – Book Promotion and Marketing with Karen Leland
June 27, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

You sweated over the title, worked on weekends to finish the text and at last are holding in your hands the book you have always wanted to write. Now you can sit back, relax and enjoy a job well done.

Not so fast!

In this changing world of book publishing, the degree to which you promote your own book often determines your level of success. That means it’s up to you, the author, to finish the job you started. Part 2 of this webinar series, led by Karen Leland, shows you how to become a star, or at least proficient, at the art and science of book promotion and marketing.

Topics include:

  • Blog tours
  • Booking podcasts
  • The role of radio and TV
  • How to get reporters to cover you and your book
  • The best pitch for producers
  • Key elements of a book promotion strategy
  • 3 biggest (and most expensive mistake) authors make in book promotion

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Building Your Brand with a Book Part 1 – Self and Traditional Publishing with Karen Leland
June 6, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

Have you been toying with the idea of writing a book to build your business or personal brand? Many entrepreneurs and executives have reaped huge benefits from publishing. But getting there is a process, requiring dozens of decisions. Part 1 of this webinar, led by Karen Leland, will show you the pathway to conceiving, writing and publishing a successful book.

Topics include:

  • The 5 most common reasons why entrepreneurs and executives publish a book
  • The pros and cons of self vs. traditional publishing
  • Do you have the content for a book or just an article?
  • What’s in a book proposal and why you need one
  • Reasons to hire a ghost writer – or not
  • The art of getting an agent – or if you even need one
  • The brave new world of hybrid publishing
  • How and when you should approach agents/publishers

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Workplace Sexual Harassment – Tearing Down Gender Barriers with Kelly Armstrong
May 16, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

“Women who accuse men, particularly powerful men, of harassment are often confronted with the reality of the men’s sense that they are more important than women, as a group.”
― Anita Hill, Speaking Truth to Power

Join us for a candid discussion regarding the new era for sexual harassment in the workplace. In this webinar, led by attorney Kelly Armstrong, you'll learn:

• How to identify sexual harassment
• Your legal rights
• What to do if it happens.

Sexual harassment survivors – women and men – need to know how to safely speak up, and know that their raised voices can help tear down systemic barriers to women’s advancement.

California is a leader in sexual harassment protection for employees and provides guidance for progressive sexual harassment policies and procedures. New regulations enacted in 2017 include actual legal requirements for creating a confidential complaint process, timely response, impartial and timely investigations by qualified personnel, documentation and tracking for reasonable progress, options for remedial actions and resolutions and timely closure.

Employers are also required to provide a complaint mechanism so employees do not need to complain directly to their supervisor including a complaint hotline, access to an ombudsperson and identification of the local state agency and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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Mentors, Sponsors and Coaches – How to Leverage All Three with Jackie Welch
May 2, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

With the competitive and changing landscape in today’s work environment, achieving career success requires more than just hard work.

Mentorship, sponsorship – and even career coaching – are key aspects of workplace advancement. Look at any top executive today and you'll find any number of allies who have played a major part in that executive's career success.

In this webinar, professional development coach Jackie Welch provides clarity around the key differences between mentorship and sponsorship – and discusses how coaching can play a helpful role, too.

You'll learn:

  • What to look for in a mentor, sponsor and coach
  • Best practices for approaching a mentor, sponsor and coach
  • How to structure these relationships
  • How to parlay these relationships into your career advancement
  • The value you can – and should – give back

Elevate your career with new insights into these key success ingredients.

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From C-Suite to Boardroom: What You Can Do Today to Become a Board Member with Olga V. Mack

April 25, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

The process of becoming a director may seem mysterious and magical – as if an invisible hand takes a few select professionals and gives them a corporate board seat.

This, of course, is a myth. The reality is much more intentional than magical. In fact, clear intention, educated choices, coherent strategy, time investment and flawless execution are all you need to eventually make your director dream a reality.

In this webinar, board expert and Watermark Make Your Mark Advocacy Award winner Olga Mack will address five questions that most professionals have in the beginning of their journey.

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Ditch the Doubt: How Gender-Based Intelligence Will Make You Rethink Impostor Syndrome with Holly Berkley

April 4, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

Now, more than ever, it is imperative that women be able to comfortably speak their truth. But years of accumulated social conditioning have taken a toll on our energy, creativity, productivity and inner integrity, with Impostor Syndrome and diminished confidence the all-too-common result.

Recent advances in gender intelligence have changed our understanding of how masculine and feminine brains function, clarifying the significant value of the complementary leadership competencies that women bring to the workplace.

In this webinar, Holly Berkley will share exciting data, insights and a process to clear the conditioning, shift your inner experience and free up your authentic voice.

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Unconscious Bias at Work: The Decisions We Make (and the Decisions Made About Us)  with Laura Mather

March 7, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

Our #MeToo moment offers new case studies for understanding the impact of bias on our daily workplace experiences and our long-term career roadmaps. Take, for example, this excerpt from recent New Yorker article “The tech industry’s gender discrimination problem”:

"In 2015, a group of female tech investors and executives conducted a survey of 200 senior-level women in Silicon Valley. Titled “The Elephant in the Valley,” the study demonstrated how intertwined, and how pervasive, these kinds of discrimination are. Eighty-four percent of the participants reported that they had been told they were 'too aggressive' in the office, 66 percent said that they had been excluded from important events because of their gender, and 60 percent reported unwanted sexual advances in the workplace. A large majority of those advances came from a superior, and a third of the women said that they’d been worried about their personal safety. Almost 40 percent said that they didn’t report the incidents because they feared retaliation. 'Men who demean, degrade or disrespect women have been able to operate with such impunity – not just in Hollywood, but in tech, venture capital and other spaces where their influence and investment can make or break a career,' Melinda Gates, the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said. 'The asymmetry of power is ripe for abuse.'”

How are these incidents at once prevalent and under-scrutinized? In this webinar, Laura Mather, Ph.D., will dive deep into research findings on the ways implicit bias seeps into our day-to-day decision-making and influences:

1) Who is selected to fill our jobs
2) How individuals are treated in our workplaces
3) Who advances and receives promotions.

Laura will also present solutions that organization leaders should implement to mitigate these kind of microaggressions, as well as strategies for recognizing when you are the victim of implicit bias and steps to combat it.

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