Watermark’s mission is to increase the number of women in leadership positions
San Francisco - August 24, 2016 – GoodData is proud to announce that Divya Ghatak, Chief People Officer, has joined Watermark’s board of directors. Watermark’s mission is to increase the number of women in leadership positions, and Ghatak’s passion for building diverse and inclusive teams will be a huge asset to their organization.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Divya to the Watermark family,” said Watermark CEO Marlene Williamson. “We love her passion for empowering both women and diversity in the tech industry, and are excited to see the impact we know she will make here.”
Ghatak oversees global people operations at GoodData, where she combines her extensive leadership experience developing strategic people operations for diverse global businesses with a special focus on employee engagement, talent and leadership development, corporate culture and organizational collaboration. Through her data-driven approach, Ghatak focuses on measurable impact and alignment of people processes with company brand, culture and goals.
Prior to GoodData, Ghatak led talent and implementation of people strategy for SaaS and Collaboration at Cisco Systems, assuming HR responsibility for a $4.5 billion, 4,500 employee global business. Before that she served as Director of Human Resources for North American Operations at Tavant Technologies, and was the founder and CEO for Venturis India, an executive search firm focused on multinational firms in India.
“My passion is building amazing experiences where talented people can perform at their best,” said Ghatak. “The business case for building diverse and inclusive environments has never been stronger, and I am excited about bringing this to the forefront with Watermark.”
Watermark (wearewatermark.org) is the leading community of top women executives, entrepreneurs and emerging executives in the San Francisco Bay Area whose mission is to increase the number of women in leadership positions. The membership organization connects, develops and advocates for the advancement of women in the workplace by offering regular leadership development programs and networking opportunities and promoting gender diversity and equality initiatives. Watermark supports girls’ leadership programs, as well, to help build a well-qualified workforce for the future.
GoodData is on a mission to break data silos. Real-time, open, secure, and scalable, GoodData’s leading composable data and analytics platform provides a single source of truth across organizations and to their customers. To this day, GoodData has helped more than 140,000 of the world’s top businesses deliver on their analytics goals and scale their use cases — from self-service and embeddable analytics, to machine learning and IoT.
GoodData is headquartered in San Francisco and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst Partners, Intel Capital, TOTVS, and others. For more information, visit GoodData's website, and follow GoodData on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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