Melissa Sandgren

Diversity Strategy Lead, Airbnb, Harvard Kennedy School Women's Network

North America

Melissa is a Diversity Strategy Lead with Airbnb. She works at the intersection of feminist theory and technology, with over 10 years of research and implementation experience related to gender equality, racial equity and public/corporate policy. She helps organizations redesign their policies, processes and cultures to create more diverse and inclusive outcomes. She is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategist with InclusionVentures and previously worked for: Yahoo, UN Women, the Global Fund for Women, the World Health Organization and the Women’s Foundation of California. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and her writing can be found in The Harvard Kennedy School Review, the World Economic Forum, Women 2.0 and The Huffington Post. She has traveled to 70+ countries and can be found at @MelissaSandgren.

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