Rebekah Bastian (OwnTrail CEO & Co-Founder) on opening to possibility, assessing risk, and blazing your own trail
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On this episode of The Built in Seattle Podcast, I talked with Rebecca Bastian, CEO & Co-Founder at OwnTrail (

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Episode Highlights

  • How she joined a 20-person startup called Zillow.
  • The journey from PM to VP of Product over 15 years
  • Why she built an "Equity and Belonging" program in 2017.
  • How writing a single guest blog post led to writing a book.
  • Why she has avoided a master plan in blazing her own trail.
  • How "accidental entrepreneurship" pulled her away from Zillow.
  • Why your goal shouldn't be to avoid all pain and failure.
  • How designing the book launch website led to the idea for a company
  • The 3 questions she asks to make big decisions.
  • Why LegUp is her Seattle business role model.
  • Why Laura Clise is her Seattle leader role model.
  • Why she wouldn't give her 20 year old self any advice.

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