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How rejecting the myth of one right path helped Alyson take a bold leap forward

Since law school, Alyson Decker worked relentlessly toward her goal — making partner at a big law firm. Years later, and although Alyson had given up on her goal of making partner, things were going well. She’d landed a rare in-house litigation role and been promoted to Vice President of Legal Affairs. Then she was …

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Going from inspiration to action with Help Beacons

We all need help along our journeys, but we don’t always know how to get it. Maybe we’re always the one doing things for others, and don’t feel comfortable prioritizing ourselves. Maybe we feel stigmas around needing help (thanks, social media) or see it as being transactional (looking at you, LinkedIn!). What we need is …

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A conversation with born helper Dr. Haydée Cuza

Writer, researcher, EdD, mother, friend, wife — Haydée Cuza doesn’t fit into only one box, and that’s a very, very good thing. She’s been an anchor in the OwnTrail community for some time, and it was an honor to talk with her more deeply about her journey through life. I couldn’t think of a more …

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Insights from chief inspiration officer Liana Fricker

Liana Fricker is a lot of things, but her very real title of Chief Inspiration Officer sums it up best. The UK-based, California-bred optimist is blazing her trail her way — bringing her creative flair for leadership and advocacy for women in business and underrepresented founders together as the founder of the Inspiration Space. She …

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Trailblazer Claire Shorall on coaching, competition and the classroom

Calling Claire Shorall a lifelong learner is an understatement. Her passion for supporting individual and collective learning, growth and success has been a constant across her days as a student-athlete at Rice University, to more than a decade teaching high school, working in venture capital and mentorship and now as the co-founder and CEO of …

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10 Trailblazers That Are Building Communities for Women

#HowSheDidIt is our series highlighting different paths of women with similar experience or passion as shining examples that there’s no one right path, just the one you’re blazing. The world of women building communities for women is collaborative, not competitive — the more focus there is on supporting the many identities and experiences that make …

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