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The 2020 Watermark Conference for Women is sold out and we do not anticipate releasing any more tickets. However, if you would like to be notified in the event that tickets do become available, please fill out the form below.

You may also be interested in a Livestream Ticket, or attending our 2nd annual Workplace Summit. Read More

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Brené Brown on the Obstacle to Courageous Leadership—and the Hack that Changed Her Life

2019 Keynote Speaker Brené BrownThe number one obstacle to courageous leadership is not what Brené Brown thought it was when she began studying the topic seven years ago.

“I thought it was fear,” Brown said at the 2019 Watermark Conference for Women. But “it’s not fear that gets in the way of us being brave. It’s armor. It’s what we do when we are afraid. We self-protect, close our hearts completely off and engage in behaviors that move us away from courage: perfectionism, cynicism, having to be the knower instead of the learner.”

As a result, we struggle with having hard conversations. In fact, some leaders say that their cultures are “too nice” to have hard conversations, explaining that they just talk about people instead. And that, quipped Brown, doesn’t seem nice or kind. Read More

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From the Super Bowl to Watermark: Serena Williams on Making the First Move

2019 Keynote Speaker Serena Williams“Making the first move is, for me, so important because I feel like women are generally taught that we don’t have to make the first move,” Serena Williams said to the thousands of women gathered for the 2019 Watermark Conference for Women.

“It could be in dating, it could be in life, it could be in business—but it’s important to take a jump, take a leap, because it can make a difference.”

With 23 Grand Slam singles titles, Williams is one of the greatest athletes, male or female, in history. She’s also a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, women’s advocate and a new mom. Read More

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Gloria Steinem, at 84, Says She Is Seeing More Support for Women’s Rights Than Ever Before

2019 Keynote Speaker Gloria SteinemIt’s hard to imagine anyone better than the indomitable Gloria Steinem to reflect on the current state of women in America. She’s been the foremost champion, and most recognizable face, of women’s issues for 50 years.

At 84, here’s what she had to say last month at the 2019 Watermark Conference for Women about women’s movements in the U.S. and around the world now being stronger than they have ever been.

“For the first time, in my lifetime, we have majority support for all the basic issues that the women’s movement has cared about historically and that we look forward to,” said Steinem. Read More

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Wednesday Wisdom: Video Highlights

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting a few of our 2019 Watermark Conference for Women speakers and sponsor executives that who inspire us every month of the year.

For three weeks, beginning Wednesday, March 20, we will highlight their #WednesdayWisdom on the Watermark Conference for Women social media channels.

These women are both leaders in their fields and making a positive impact for women in the workplace. Tune in!

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Wednesday, April 3:

Annabel Chang, Vice President, Bay Area, Alaska Airlines

 

 
 

 

Wednesday, March 27:

Lydia StroupLydia Stroup, Senior Group Vice President of Target Stores in the Northern California Bay Area Market

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 20th:

Saura Naim, Senior Director of Business Operations at Juniper Networks

 

 

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2019 Conference Logistics

Next week we’ll all be together learning, growing, and amplifying our power. Today? Let’s prepare.
 

Plan Your Day at the Watermark Conference for Women

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Attendees: Don’t Miss Important Messages!

Dear Attendees,

Over the coming days we’ll be sharing important information via email to help you plan your best day at the Watermark Conference for Women. 

But getting through to you can be a challenge: As spammers have become sneakier, your company email’s spam filters have become more sensitive. On top of that, we recently changed email providers, which changed the way many of our messages are being directed. (You may now find us in the “Promotions” tab of your Gmail account, or, worse, in your Spam folder.)

What to do:

  • Add newsletter@conferenceforwomen.org to your Contacts.
  • Email your IT desk and ask them to whitelist the conferenceforwomen.org domain.
  • Be aware that we start emailing attendees up to one month in advance of the conference date, and look for our messages.

We hate spam, and we promise not to send you any. We appreciate your help as we work to get important conference day information to you!

—The Watermark Conference for Women

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The New Law Requiring More Women on Corporate Boards: Thumb Up or Thumb Down?

Lori MackenzieSince Senate Bill 826 recently became law, a lot has been said about the new mandate that companies headquartered in California must include one to three women on their board of directors, depending on their board size: It’s good for women. It’ll ultimately hurt women. It’ll never withstand legal challenge. It doesn’t go far enough. We asked Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, executive director of the Clayman Institute of Gender Research at Stanford University and co-founder of the Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Lab, for her take on the controversial law.

Thumbs up or thumbs down? Read More

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Watermark Board Chair Ann Barlow on KGO

Ann Barlow

September 11, 2018

Just one day before registration opening for the fifth annual Watermark Conference for Women, Board Chair and west coast president of Peppercomm Ann Barlow talked to Ronn Owens of KGO 810.

Listen below for Ann’s take on pay equity, negotiating for a raise, and an exciting keynote reveal!


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Looking for your headshot?

Where did you have your photo taken at the 2018 Watermark Conference for Women? Read More

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