Women Who Wander

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A Q&A with the Wanderable co-founders Marcela Miyazawa and Jenny Chen on how they went from college roommates to entrepreneurs, and why they are changing the gift giving industry.

How did you meet?

Jenny: I met Marcela on my first day at Stanford—she was my freshman year roommate.  I was unpacking my stuff when she came tumbling in through the door.  She’s just as bubbly and energetic today as she was that day 11 years ago.

Marcela:  When we were first assigned as roommates we weren’t sure why, because we didn’t have any of the similarities that they mention when pairing people up—we had completely opposite sleep schedules and tastes in music. Yet throughout our years at school we became really close. Computer Science wasn’t something that existed in Chile when I was growing up, so it was only after seeing Jenny’s excitement about it that I finally enrolled in a class. I ended up loving that feeling of possibility, of being able to build anything I could think of by simply knowing how to code.

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Registry Contest

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Hi Wanderable Community!

It’s one month into 2013, and it’s going to be a great year! To celebrate, we are having a registry design contest every week for the next 2 weeks and giving away awesome prizes to the winners.

Here’s how to win:


  1. Create an awesome registry on Wanderable, using all of the themes and layouts and customize the details to share your story.
  2. Make a Facebook post and/or tweet on Twitter with the @Wanderable tag.  Wanderable loves good etiquette, so here are some tactful suggestions:
  3. Had so much fun planning my registry on @wanderable!  Any tips for the trip?
  4. Thanks, @wanderable, for helping with the honeymoon!
  5. Crossed off another item on the wedding planning list: finished our registry with @wanderable!
  6. Stay tuned for updates to see if you’ve won!

There is 1 grand prize winner per week chosen at random.  Facebook and Twitter are each one entry, so you can get 2 entries per week into our drawing.  We will accept entries each week until Sunday 8:00pm PST. Each prize will be revealed on Monday before the start of the new contest week.

There are also 2 “Honorable Mentions” each week for best itinerary and best registry design. Each of these registries will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

Let us know at hello@wanderable.com if you have any questions or comments, and happy wandering!

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