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Tech Unlocked

Mar 6, 2020

“When thinking of where you want to go next in your career, look at what you’re good at, what you’re passionate about and where you’re needed. When you triangulate those three things it can lead you into really good directions that will be for fulfilling in your life.”

-Rebekah Bastian

In this week’s episode, I get to chat with Rebekah Bastian as she is transitioning out from her corporate role at Zillow as Vice President of Community & Culture for the past 15 years into being the CEO of her newly launched company OwnTrail. Rebekah didn’t set out to start her own company when she wrote her first book which launched a few weeks ago. However, after talking to hundreds of women and hearing their stories she discovered there was a problem with the current mentoring model and decided she wanted to solve it in a scalable manner.


Rebekah Bastian is a writer, artist, tech executive, mentor, wife, mother and aerial acrobat. She has held leadership roles including vice president of product and vice president of community and culture at Zillow, and CEO & Co-founder of OwnTrail. Rebekah is the author of Blaze Your Own Trail, is a contributor to Forbes and is a frequent speaker on social impact, career navigation, and corporate diversity.

Episode Topics:

  • How to blaze your own trail
  • Why Rebekah decided to write her first book at the age of 41
  • Tips for being productive and finding time to do what you truly love
  • How having a side hustle can help you grow your career
  • The importance of having mentors and sponsors 

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