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West Coasters Attend Conference For Women

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by Alyse Courtines, MKTG Los Angeles

This year is Watermark’s 25th Anniversary, an organization founded in Silicon Valley to increase the representation of women at executive levels.  Their annual Conference for Women attracted over 6,500 to the San Jose Convention Center for a day of impactful content and networking.   A few of us from the West Coast were fortunate to attend and were amazed and inspired.

Keynotes by big names Amal Clooney, Reese Witherspoon and Jodi Kantor (NYT investigative journalist who broke the Harvey Weinstein story) definitely delivered and set the bar for a day of encouragement, education, and discussion about the treatment and parity for women in the workplace.

As experienced conference attendees and executors ourselves, it was hard to look past a few production (audio issues during panels, overcrowded expo) and logistical missteps (lunch was literally frozen resulting in the organization donating $25 to a local charity for each meal), but on the most important aspect, the content, they more than succeeded.

Panels ranged in topic from “Impostor Syndrome” to how technology can advance diversity initiatives to the language of leadership.   There were also book signings, tech roundtables, personal brand promotion workshops and an expo featuring partners like State Farm, Dell, Oculus, Gilead, Tesla and United Airlines.

We left the day filled with information, motivation and the hope that the important conversations around equality will continue past this moment in time.  As Reese Witherspoon asked: “Does anyone feel we’re on the precipice of something very different?”   The response from the crowd was a resounding “yes.”

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SAN JOSE, CA – FEBRUARY 23: Actor/producer/activist Reese Witherspoon speaks onstage at the Watermark Conference for Women 2018 at San Jose Convention Center on February 23, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Watermark Conference for Women 2018)


SAN JOSE, CA – FEBRUARY 23: International human rights attorney Amal Clooney speaks onstage at the Watermark Conference for Women 2018 at San Jose Convention Center on February 23, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Watermark Conference for Women 2018)


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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
Stephanie Rudnick

March 22nd, 2018 at 12:46 pm


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July 31, 2015 was an unprecedented day in California Education. Over 15,000 teachers registered for Better Together: California Teachers Summit a day of networking and learning for teachers, by teachers in 33 locations across California. With inspiring keynote speeches from Yvette Nicole Brown (@YBN) and Leland Melvin (@Astro_Flow) that were live streamed to all 33 locations; as well as EdTalks from local rising education stars at each location. Attendees left the event with more connections to fellow teachers in their area and new strategies to bring back to their schools. A truly inspiring day.

Written by: Rose Welch

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Written by Paige McConney
Paige McConney

August 10th, 2015 at 11:14 am

Tackling Education in America

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MKTG INC’s very own Kristina Cappuccilli wrote a truly inspiring opinion piece about education in America that was featured in Elite Daily. Click here to read more!

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TopSpin & MKTG Raise Over $400K for Youth Charities

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TopSpin 2014

MKTG INC and TopSpin, a national philanthropic group dedicated to empowering America’s youth through education, brought together members of the sports, media and entertainment industries on Wednesday, December 10th for the sixth annual TopSpin charity table tennis tournament at Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

Dozens of celebrities, including current and former athletes including John Starks, John Wallace and Zab Judah, supported #TopSpin2014, which is produced pro-bono each year through our MKTG4GOOD initiative. In addition to world-class table tennis, the event featured three DJ’s, 15 food stations, top shelf bars, a silent auction and much more.

Proceeds benefit youth and education-focused programs in the New York metropolitan area. This year the money raised went to Horizons – BFS, A Better Chance, Wishbone, New Heights and Prep for Prep. With over 1,250 in attendance, the event raised $400k for these valuable programs.

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MKTG Grows Hope With MSNBC

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MSNBC is more than a cable news channel. It not only champions progressive issues and values, it seeks to directly engage with its viewers and their communities. So this year MSNBC launched Growing Hope – a campaign inspired in part by MKTG’s design for the channel at last year’s Essence Festival – to give people a voice around the issues that matter to them.

As developed by MKTG, the spirit of Growing Hope is embodied by a community garden, a place where people come together to nurture and grow. The symbol of Growing Hope is a grand solitary tree, evidence of the power and possibilities of voices united.

Visitors begin their experience in our digital greenhouse, where they choose the topic that directly impacts their families and communities, and write their hope for change. Issues include: Education, Economy, Equality, Health & Environment, Community, as well as Veterans and Foreign Affairs. Next, visitors print their hope (now entered into MSNBC’s database), attach it to a flower petal, connect it to a stem and plant it in our outdoor garden – a place where people literally put stakes in the ground.

The Growing Hope Tour began in Houston at Texas Southern University with stops in Atlanta and Charlotte. It culminated in New Orleans at the 20th Annual Essence Festival during Fourth of July weekend.

You can join in the conversation and submit your own hope by clicking here.


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