Special Member Programs
Mastermind Groups bring professional women together to consider a problem faced by one participant at a time. Members of the group then brainstorm solutions. Getting creative, experienced women focussed on you and your business challenge is a great way to gain both accountability and support. Learn how it works.
Tina Greenbaum, one of our volunteer Mastermind group leaders, puts it this way: "The power of great minds together is much greater than our individual ability to see many possibilities. It's a priceless experience."
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Board Readiness Certification
More than a quarter of Watermark community members say that serving on a corporate board is a long-term career goal. Watermark has partnered with Boardwise, a leader in global governance consulting, to offer a special 8-session certification program designed to make you board-ready.
Why get certified? Says Donna Hamlin, director of Boardwise, “Getting certified not only prepares you for success as a board director – it gives you strategic skills that make you a better executive. And the sooner you do it in your career, the better.”
Watermark's partnership with Boardwise allows us to make this in-depth program available at a fraction of the cost of similar programs. Active membership is required. Cohort limited to 14 members.
What past Boardwise participants say:
Watermark Members: $3,200
Designed for women who are in VP (or equivalent) positions and above at public or private corporations with over $5M in revenue and 50 or more employees, thesequarterly meetings bring women in similar functions together to talk about current issues and hear from inspiring and knowledgeable speakers.
What C-Suite participants tell us:
We welcome sponsorships of these communities. Please contact Courtney Hehre at email@example.com for information.
Many thanks to our C-Suite Community host sponsors!
Groups form on a rolling basis and are most effective when limited to 7-12 people. Each group sets its own cadence and rules of engagement under the leadership of a volunteer facilitator.
Watermark will place you in a group that best fits your current professional situation.
All discussions that take place are confidential.
New for 2021: At the request of members, we are forming a new Mastermind group just for Black women, led by member and coach Anita D. Crum.
Once a Mastermind group is established, you will be invited to participate.
Active Watermark membership is required.
Initial orientation: online Board Bona Fide assessment to establish your board readiness, plus 1:1 call with a Boardwise expert to review your profile, suggest the best board for you, and strategize about how to achieve your goal.
Governance education sessions: Eight 2-hour sessions led by experts in governance covering the topics directors must address today, including cybersecurity, risk management and decision-making, artificial intelligence, global governance and strategic design.
Each C-Suite Community gathering is led by a senior executive who organizes topics, discussions and guest speakers, and keeps participants connected on a regular basis. Current communities include CFOs, CHROs, COOs and CEOs.
Registration is by invitation only. If you are not a member, we invite you to request an invitation by emailing us CEO@wearewatermark.org
Interested in leading a group for women in your functional area? Email us at CEO@wearewatermark.org