Member Benefits

 

Watermark partners with numerous organizations to provide even greater benefits to our members. Please be sure to take advantage of all the wonderful goods and services that our community has to offer.

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1440 Multiversity

1440 Multiversity is a new school in Santa Cruz County that offers teachable skills for better living. It’s a place where you can choose your path to a better life – on purpose, with practice. Weekend and weeklong workshops take place in an immersive, peaceful and natural setting in the redwoods of Scotts Valley. In fact, join us for our special Watermark Weekend for Women, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017. Hiking, yoga, massage and The Conscious Leader presentations by Abigail Stason, one of Watermark's favorite facilitators. Plus, our famous wrap-up wine reception! 1440 Multiversity offers special discounts from time to time. Contact us for details.

 

Athena Alliance

The Athena Alliance is dedicated to advancing gender diversity in the boardroom. Boards often call on Athena to recommend strong, diverse candidates. Athena also has a membership model through which it supports top tier executive women to stand clear and strong in their value to boards, increase their visibility, and enhance their networks in the right ways. Visit the Athena website to see a sampling of members, learn more about the group's success, watch video testimonials, take a self-assessment and apply. Be sure to indicate Watermark on your application.

“The Athena Alliance continually identifies the best few women to put forward. Their credibility in this regard enhances my ability to serve my network in the same way and ensures I will continue to turn to Athena as new opportunities arise." – Ann Winblad, Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Board Director, MuleSoft, Sonatype, Ace Metrix, Optimine

“The Athena Alliance is tireless in its mission to bring valuable opportunities and indispensable resources to its membership. There are only actions and results – from matching me to stimulating board roles, promoting my company and my profile among industry leaders, to helping me make the most important business connections. When I think of any organization that is a must to be a part of, I first think of The Athena Alliance.”  – Caroline Tsay, Board Director of Morningstar, Rosetta Stone and Travelzoo, CEO of an enterprise software startup and former VP & GM of Software at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

"Sourcing world-class board members is a tough challenge for a startup. Typically, our options are limited to going through our existing board, or personal networks. Athena opened up a new channel for us, and allowed us to meet incredibly talented and driven women execs who were board ready. I could not recommend Athena more strongly if sourcing world class women leaders for your board is important to you." – Lawrence Coburn - CEO of DoubleDutch

Better Man Conference

Watermark is a proud media sponsor of the Sept. 12 Better Man Conference (BMC). The theme, “Inclusionary Leaders: Engaging Men as Allies," highlights how healthy masculinity can be harnessed to establish more balanced dynamics in organizations. The conference will feature influential male and female leaders in the worlds of business, sports, media and entertainment. Receive a $50 Watermark discount when you register using BMC_WM as the discount code. (Click Purchase Tickets, and click Tickets again. Then click Enter Promotional Code.)

C-Suite Network

The C-Suite Network provides the connection to today’s top thought leaders with quality networking opportunities, relevant insights and exclusive services tailored to expanding your professional success and enriching your personal life. All Watermark members who hold a title of vice president (or equivalent) or above of a $5M+ organization are invited to join as a Premium member at no cost with the option of upgrading your membership to either Executive Level or Leadership Circle at a 50 percent discount. Just use the promo code Watermark when you register.

Insights

The Insights Discovery Profile is a confidential online assessment based on a four-color model that helps you understand yourself and others. The assessment will give you insights into your personal style, decision-making preferences, strengths, potential challenges, communication style preferences, potential blind spots and more. Watermark members can take the assessment, valued at $450, for just $199. Register here.

ReBoot Accel

Watermark is pleased to partner with ReBoot Accel, an organization dedicated to helping women get current, connected and confident to return to the workforce and/or pursue new goals. The ReBoot Career Accelerator offers an intensive experience to get women ready for reinvention through hands-on learning of current tech, workplace and career skills. Watermark members receive a 15% discount on ReBoot programs. This is a Watermark member benefit only – contact us for more details.

The GUILD

Watermark and The GUILD have partnered to help you connect with more members through 1:1 meetings. Choose coffee, lunch or drinks and how often you'd like to meet – and we'll suggest the most convenient time and place. Find your mentor, accountability partner or connect with a peer to help you build your network and achieve your goals – even between all the networking events, programs and conferences we hold. This is a Watermark member benefit only – contact us for more details.