Culture-Hacking with Daniella Mestyanek Young

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Blaze Your Own Trail

Season 1, Ep. 7

Episode 7_ Blaze Your Own Trail with Special Guest Rebekah Bastian


We talk about the following:


Diversity and women’s experiences in Tech

Cultural Engagement—how employees can engage with each other and the community; to motivate and to solve social issues

Amplification of women’s voices

How to create a sense of solidarity in our life experiences through storytelling

Using positions of privilege to speak out when others are being harmed


Great Quotes:

“Blaze your own trail— life comes together and there is no one ‘right’ path”

 “Good intentions don’t make microagressions okay”

Rebekah’s #1 Culture-Hack: Pay attention to what you’re passionate about and where you get your energy from, combine that with you’re good at, and combine that with where you’re needed—you can end up in some really amazing places that you never could have predicted.


About Our Guest:


Rebekah Bastian is Vice President of Community & Culture at Zillow Group, leading efforts around Equity & Belonging, Social Impact Products and Cultural Engagement. Rebekah was one of Zillow’s first employees, coming over from Microsoft in 2005, and spent her first 12 years leading product development across many areas of the company.

Rebekah’s first book, Blaze Your Own Trail, will be coming out in February 2020 with Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

 

Rebekah serves on the Board of Directors of Bellwether Housing and the Advisory Board for the University of Washington School of Mechanical Engineering. She is also an advisor to technology startups, a respected thought leader and community partner. 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. She is also a mentor, a mother to two boys and an aerial acrobat.




Rebekah’s Social Media


Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebekahbastian/


Website: https://rebekahbastian.com/writing/

Rebekah’s Book: Blaze Your Own Trail



About Our Host:


Daniella Mestyanek (Mest-aa-neck) Young is an author, TEDx speaker and Organizational Culture-Hacker with fascinating life story and important insights into culture, socialization and group behavior. Daniella is the President of DMY Enterprises and the co-founder of cavnessHR.

Daniella was born and raised a third-generation member of the infamous religious cult the Children of God, known for promoting religious prostitution, pedophilia for God, and the end of the world. At 15, she escaped that life, moving to America and eventually becoming a US ARMY Captain.

During her journey, she was college valedictorian, served as part of the first group of women to conduct deliberate ground combat operations with all-male troops, deployed twice to Afghanistan where she also competed in, and won, a marathon, received the Presidential Volunteer Service Medal from President Obama personally, married an Army helicopter pilot, is raising a trilingual little girl in Seattle, WA and is hard at work on her forthcoming memoir, Uncultured.


Daniella’s Social Media:


https://daniellamestyanekyoung.com/


daniella.m.young@gmail.com


Twitter: https://twitter.com/daniellamyoung


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daniellamyoung_/


Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniella-young/


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daniellamestyanekyoung


Sign up to join the waitlist for my memoir, UNCULTURED at https://daniellamestyanekyoung.com/


Read my story here: https://narratively.com/i-escaped-the-cult-but-i-couldnt-escape-the-cult-mentality/

 



About Our Sponsor


cavnessHR understands that time feels like the most limited resource in business. Small business leaders spend 25% of their time on HR and compliance matters, instead of directly increasing the bottom line with business growth. With cavnessHR, for a small monthly fee you can forego hiring an in-house HR team, and stop worrying about potential HR and compliance issues. With cavnessHR you have 24/7 access to real, live experts to handle everything from onboarding employees in a one-stop shop portal, advising you on HR laws, and even leadership and workplace culture seminars and workshops. In a constantly shifting corporate culture landscape, keep laser focus on your business with those cavnessHR Hours Recovered, while we take care of your HR.


https://www.cavnessHR.com

 

jason.cavness@cavnessHR.com


@cavnessHR across social media

 





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