LEAD ON: Conference For Women (February 24)

Diane von Furstenberg, Candy Chang Join Hillary Rodham Clinton as Keynote Speakers for 2015 Lead On Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women
All will Address Inaugural Conference in Santa Clara on Feb. 24

Santa Clara, CA - The first annual Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women announced today that fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg and renowned artist and motivational speaker Candy Chang will be delivering keynote addresses at the inaugural event on February 24, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The Conference also will feature a keynote address by Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well as remarks by former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson, and motivational speaker and author Dr. Brené Brown.

The 100+ other speakers include Gayle Sheehy, New York Times best-selling author of Passages, Napa Valley vintner and celebrity host Katie Hamilton Shaffer, Stella & Dot CEO and founder Jessica Herrin, relationship expert and best-selling author John Gray, Verná Myers, a nationally recognized expert on diversity and inclusion in the legal industry, and Ellie Krieger, best-selling author and host of Food Network’s & Cooking Channel’s “Healthy Appetite.” For a list of speakers, visit https://www.leadonca.org/speakers/. The list will be updated as speakers are added.

Themed “Lead On,” the nonpartisan, nonprofit Conference is a unique place for women coming together to promote professional development and personal growth, to further opportunities for connections and to inspire each another. The day will feature one-of-a-kind discussions among thought leaders and industry experts about how women can rise to the top of their organizations; insight and expertise about navigating career and life transitions, and interactive sessions offering practical advice to help create and grow positive personal experiences outside the workplace. The combined offerings of Watermark and the Conference include not only the annual event in Silicon Valley, but also year-round impact in the lives of attendees, with free teleclasses, newsletters and connection to a vibrant and active community of women leaders.