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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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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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Learning, teaching and trekking with Upasna Gautam

Upasna Gautam exemplifies embracing the journey. While that experience looks different for everyone, the intention, awareness and iterative approach in the trail she’s blazing paints a clear picture of the life she’s building. The TEDx speaker, CNN product manager, hiker and lifelong learner shared more about her journey with us, including lessons from mentorship, advice …

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Sana Akhand is blazing trails for connection in New York City

Sana Akhand standing in front of city view

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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