Jun '14 | Video Producer turned Bay Area Copywriter
Hillary Clinton. Arianna Huffington. Marilyn Nagel. Oh My!
This is the Bay Area: if we can, we add value to organizations we love, and believe will make a difference, even if it means we cut our costs. Why? Because, as a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, we’re part of a region that has affected every single individual on the planet. And while we all can’t provide in ways that Google, Apple, or Salesforce have, we can all find ways to add value to an organization we believe in.
Watermark was that organization for me. A non profit based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Watermark helped executive women connect with one another, develop their careers, and advocate in the workforce. My first experience with the organization was at their annual Christmas party. A newbie to the area and being a Bay Area video producer and copywriter, not an employee from a more technical giant, I was initially intimidated and worried that I wouldn’t connect with their glitzy membership. But we immediately bonded over sharing New Year’s goals. What’s happening at Google is happening at Patina Pictures, granted in a much, much smaller realm. Then, to my surprise, I received several emails from their membership, insisting that they helped me reach my 2014 goals. Before I knew it, I was proposing a video project that would help Watermark, as well as change my life forever.
What started as a pro-bono video project in 2013 turned into an incredible working relationship. I am now proud to be part of Watermark’s small but mighty team of contractors and inspired daily by the women I get to meet in the field. Check out our latest Partner Newsletter in which I conceptualized the stories, interviewed the subjects and wrote the content.
For more about Watermark visit their website, or follow Marilyn Nagel, CEO of Watermark, by reading her blog on The Huffington Post.
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