Category Archives: Latest News

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

The 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 … [ more ]

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

“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 … [ more ]

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

It’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 … [ 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 … [ more ]

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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 Are you receiving our emails?

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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 … [ more ]

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

Since 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 … [ more ]

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Watermark Board Chair Ann Barlow on KGO

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

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2018 Conference Logistics

It’s an interesting time to be a woman in America, and the fourth annual Watermark Conference for Women promises to be a powerful one. We’ve got leaders, thinkers, and innovators galore coming together for one day this week. Prepare to be inspired! Read on for important logistical information, and stay tuned for one more email from us to help you plan your day at the Conference. We’re Starting Earlier This … [ more ]

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