When Jonathan moved to San Franciso, he realized there was a need to support and recruit diverse talent in Silicon Valley. To make Airbnb a part of the solution to this problem, he became a founding member and the executive sponsor of Black@, an employee resource group that aims to build a community of Black professionals within Airbnb and to drive understanding and acceptance around the value of diversity.
Since being founded in 2015, Black@ has partnered with organizations such as the Digital
Diversity Network, San Francisco Education Fund, and DevColor to recognize and support leaders from diverse backgrounds in the innovation economy. They have also hosted speakers such as
Spike Lee & Angela Fisher at Airbnb HQ.
Recently, Jonathan was as a part of the judges panel for the Great British Diversity Experiment, which brought together twenty diverse teams from different races, sexes, age groups and
Socioeconomic backgrounds to prove the positive impact of diversity in creative teams.