Rebekah Bastian is an entrepreneur, award-winning author, artist, tech executive, mentor, wife, mother and aerial acrobat. After spending 15 years at Zillow, with roles including VP of Product and VP of Community & Culture, Rebekah started OwnTrail to help people embrace their nonlinear career journeys, see what other’s paths really look like (spoiler alert: they’re so much more interesting than what’s on LinkedIn!) and help each other make progress towards their aspirations. You can check out her trail as an example!
In line with this theme, Rebekah published her first (gold medal IPPY award-winning) book, Blaze Your Own Trail, in February 2020 with Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Rebekah serves on the Board of Directors of Bellwether Housing and is an investor and advisor to technology startups. She writes articles in multiple publications including Forbes.com and is a frequent speaker at conferences and community events. She has been recognized in the Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40, the Inman 33 People Changing the Real Estate Industry and the Female Founders Alliance Champion Awards. Rebekah earned her Masters of Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington.
Curious how all these focus areas fit together? Here’s a fun chart!