PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 5, 2012) - Watermark, a community of executive women at the top of their fields who come together to connect, develop and advocate for one another, today announced the six honorees who will be recognized at the Watermark Annual Celebration on November 8. 

The second annual "Women Who Have Made Their Mark" award honors members of Watermark who embody the organization's vision of executive women coming together to forge purposeful, meaningful and lasting relationships that amplify their individual and collective impact. This year's honorees have brought about transformation and created a powerful, lasting impact, not only in their area of business, but also in the world. The award is distinctive in that it has a unique multi-generational focus that reflects the organization's values. Watermark members appreciate the critical impact of sponsorship in achieving great success, as well as their responsibility to build a community of future women leaders. The celebration ceremony will include the award winners as well as their sponsors and protégés. 

Being recognized are:

  • Erna Arnesen, Chairman of the Board, Watermark and most recently VP, Global & Strategic Services Partnerships, Cisco
  • Denise Brosseau, CEO, Well Connected Leader, Inc.
  • Jennifer Cullenbine, Founder, Executive Director and Queen Elf, The Family Giving Tree
  • Karineh Khachatourian, Partner, K&L Gates
  • Wendy Lea, CEO, Get Satisfaction 
  • Maya Strelar-Migotti, VP, Head of IP & Broadband Development Unit, Ericsson, and Head of Ericsson Silicon Valley Site

"The Women Who Have Made Their Mark award offers a personal glimpse of the honoree from a sponsor who has helped open doors for her as well as from a protégé for whom the honoree will do the same," said Marilyn Nagel, CEO of Watermark. "Our community consists of women who go out of their way to support each other. The celebration event demonstrates this as well -- it's focused on connections and building new relationships, a hallmark of our organization."

The Annual Celebration will take place at the Citrix Conference Center in Santa Clara, California, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on November 8. The event is sponsored by ALOM, Citrix, Earthworks, Goodman Marketing Partners and SocialTribe. Tickets for the event are available at

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Watermark is a community of female leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area, whose vision is to increase the representation of women at executive levels to drive innovation, human development and economic growth. Watermark's mission is to provide a safe and trusted environment, where executive women come together as business advisors to share their stories, problem solve, and grow. The Women of Watermark have created and led the most innovative and successful enterprises, contributing to all aspects of business, non-profit, media, education, healthcare, law, government, and society. Founded in 1993, as the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, our organization has since expanded to include women leaders in all disciplines and all industries. To learn more about Watermark membership or corporate sponsorship opportunities please visit

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