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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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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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The power of the pivot

Collage of photos of Jennifer Fischer across different pivots in her life

Jennifer Fischer is an entrepreneur, filmmaker, writer, mom, and lover of travel, books and coffee . We’re honored to share her insights on the power of the pivot with the OwnTrail community. View her trail to learn more about her journey and to connect with this total trailblazer. I grew up playing basketball. One of …

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Ochuko Akpovbovbo on confidence, college and redefining success on your own terms

Ochuko Akpovbovbo smiles at the visualization of her trail through life

Founding and launching Parachute Media. Landing a prime role at a top sportswear brand. Graduating from college. Ochuko Akpovbovbo hasn’t let the past year and a half stop her aspirations. In fact, the Lagos native currently based in Portland is just getting started. She took a few moments out of her purpose-packed schedule to share …

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Creative trailblazers talk creativity and stress

Stress and creativity: we’ve all got ’em both. Thankfully, four creative trailblazers from the OwnTrail community— Kaitlin Maud, Brandi Nicole Payne, Susan Lieu and Jen Fischer — came together for a frank conversation about stress, creativity and the relationship between them. Here are some key takeaways from the discussion: 1. Being an artist or creative …

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Lizzie Ann Jones and vulnerability as a superpower

Lizzie Ann works on laptop with stack of books on table nearby

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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