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Rebekah Bastian

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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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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The Importance of Seeing People That Look Like Us in the Places We Aspire To

We launched the ability to filter trails on OwnTrail this week, and while filtering on a website doesn’t seem too newsworthy at first glance, what it means in the larger picture is a big deal. This functionality is a step towards helping womxn see people who look like them in the places they aspire to. Representation doesn’t …

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Fundraising in Crisis: Advice from Founder to Investor

There have been a lot of perspectives shared by VCs about managing startups during the age of Coronavirus, from Sequoia’s Black Swan warning to Haystack’s advice for fundraising during a pandemic. As a first-time founder experiencing a rather jarring beginning to entrepreneurship due to the sudden state of the world, these perspectives have been really insightful and appreciated. …

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