Today companies not only want to focus on profitability but also create a positive social impact. With consumers identifying strongly with brands that are committed to the greater good, profitability and positive social impact have become intertwined.
In this episode, we speak to Rebekah Bastian, CEO, and Co-Founder of OwnTrail and an award-winning writer, who is a strong advocate of such an approach to company building. We talk about:
🚀Rebekah’s journey from Product Manager to VP of Product at Zillow
🚀Her new venture OwnTrail and the problem they’re looking to solve
🚀The benefits that diversity and inclusion bring to a startup
🚀The need for ‘tech mafias’ to refresh their networks
🚀How founders can track diversity and inclusion initiatives
🚀Building OwnTrail and how Rebekah approaches hiring
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About the Guest
Rebekah Bastian is an entrepreneur, award-winning writer, tech executive, and mentor. She is the CEO & Co-founder of OwnTrail and was previously vice president of product and vice president of community and culture at Zillow. 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 building AuthenTech companies.
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Host and Producer - Jayadevan PK
Assistant Producer - Shashwath J
Audio Engineer - Rajesh Subramanian