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Zillow’s Rebekah Bastian addresses housing issues through a corporate philanthropy lens

September 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

splf-color-vert-logoThe Seattle Public Library is one of the few places in Seattle that hasn’t been impacted by the ever-rising cost of rent, recreation, or just living in general – it’s a welcoming space where anyone, regardless of income, employment, or housing situation, can gather. What better place to address the challenges our community faces around those exact issues?

This fall, the Library is hosting Streetwise Revisited: A 30-year Journey, an exhibit featuring the photography of Mary Ellen Mark and a series of events that focus on our city’s youth and family homelessness crisis. We are delighted to partner with The Seattle Public Library Foundation on a Speaker Series around this issue.

RebekahBring a friend or colleague and join us downtown to hear from Rebekah Bastian, Zillow’s VP of Product, on how her company works to alleviate issues of rising housing costs and homelessness. Rebekah launched Zillow’s Community Pillar program, which helps connect low income renters with affordable housing and also serves on several local boards and nonprofits, including United Way’s ‘Out of the Rain’ Impact Council. She will talk about the development of the Community Pillar program and opportunities that tech companies have to make a social impact.

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Rebekah Bastian is Vice President of Product at Zillow, driving the strategy and execution of product teams focusing on advertising, financial systems, and connecting real estate buyers with agents. Rebekah was one of Zillow’s first employees, coming over from Microsoft in 2005, and has led the development of several areas of the site since its launch. Rebekah earned her Masters of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley. She is also mother to two boys, and an aerial acrobat.

Details

Date:
September 28, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Seattle Public Library
1000 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Organizer

Emerging Leaders – United Way
Website:
www.uwkc.org/emergingleaders