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Chrissy Cowdrey’s journey to bring the power of storytelling to everyone

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Chrissy Cowdrey believes we’re all storytellers…and we can’t agree more. The power of storytelling has been a thread throughout her journey, from a successful design career to traveling the world to founding and raising more than $1 million to grow Stagger — a visual storytelling platform enabling small business owners to create and optimize digital …

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Sana Akhand is blazing trails for connection in New York City

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Sana Akhand wants New Yorkers to connect with their city and each other. She founded Jet Black Social Club, which beta launched in August 2020, to provide the localized content, events and community she felt missing. With 1,700 clubhouse members to date, she’s preparing the transition to safe in-person events all while being open about …

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Meet the OwnTrail advisors

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We strongly believe that the best companies, communities and experiences come from building collaboratively. For us, that very much includes our advisors. These incredibly talented experts bring their individual experience, insights and perspectives to make team OwnTrail smarter, stronger and even more thoughtful. While most of their work with us may happen behind the scenes, …

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Connections and Messages

One of the powerful things about OwnTrail is the ability for our stories to reach countless women. When you share your trail or answer questions or comments in a conversation about your trail, the work you put into owning your story can inspire every woman that needs to hear it. While the reach and impact …

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Lizzie Ann Jones and vulnerability as a superpower

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Lizzie Ann Jones sees careers as stories, and hers has included chapters at major tech companies (Amazon, Expedia), running a career strategy firm (Hey Lizzie Ann) and pursuing an MBA to further hone her business fundamentals and empathetic leadership approach. Sharing her story with her network of 36,000 professionals on LinkedIn, Lizzie is blazing trails …

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Introducing Trail Guides

OwnTrail’s mission is to advance women individually and systemically. So far we’ve been tackling this from a foundation of technology, building ways for women to share their authentic life paths and browse those of others. But we know that succeeding at this major ambition also requires real human connection. And our recent survey results and user interviews …

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