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Airbnb is one of the world’s largest marketplaces for unique, authentic places to stay and things to do, offering over 7 million accommodations and 40,000 handcrafted activities, all powered by local hosts. An economic empowerment engine, Airbnb has helped millions of hospitality entrepreneurs monetize their spaces and their passions while keeping the financial benefits of tourism in their own communities. With more than half a billion guest arrivals to date, and accessible in 62 languages across 191 countries and regions, Airbnb promotes people-to-people connection, community and trust around the world.

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Called an “impressive leader who plays an important role in our progress toward the mountaintop,” by First Lady Michelle Obama, Janaye Ingram has spent her career empowering people and creating change. Currently, Janaye is the Director of National Partnerships for Airbnb, a home sharing platform that connects travelers with unique homes and experiences around the world while creating economic and entrepreneurship opportunities for hosts and communities. In this role, she helps connect Airbnb with organizations and communities throughout the US. She also planned the original Women's March on Washington as the Head of Logistics and was a lead organizer for the global actions on January 21st, in addition to being a founder of Women’s March, Inc. Janaye’s work has landed her on many lists, including being named one of the 2017 Glamour Magazine Women of the Year along with her fellow Women’s March organizers, The #Woke100 by ESSENCE Magazine and christened one of the Female Faces of the New Civil Rights Movement by Black Entertainment Television in addition to appearances and features in media outlets, including: NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, Vogue, New York Magazine, Forbes, ESPN, TV One, The Huffington Post, Newsone, and, among others. Janaye holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University, a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from The New School University and a Leadership Certificate from the University of Kansas. Prior to her role at Airbnb, Janaye served as the National Executive Director of the civil rights organization, National Action Network (NAN). She has also held key roles with nonprofits in New York and New Jersey and started her career with a Medicaid insurer in Philadelphia. She currently serves as a member of the AARP Innovators Council, a Sephora Equity Advisor, has been a fellow with National Urban Fellows: America’s Leaders of Change, a global fellow with the international leadership program, Give1 Project and is a board member for several nonprofit organizations.
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