Justice, equity, women’s rights, and activism are not only words, they are ways of life. These are ideals that must be fought for and they have found their ultimate fighter, Janaye Ingram. Ingram has spent her career advocating for marginalized communities. She currently serves as 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. Ingram also served as the Head of Logistics and a National Organizer with the Women's March on Washington in addition to being a co-founder and board member of Women's March, Inc. Prior to her role at Airbnb, Ingram was the National Executive Director of National Action Network (NAN), a national civil rights organization with a modern agenda and a goal to create one standard of justice and decency for all. In this role, she advocated for change, often attending high level meetings at the White House with senior administration officials and on Capitol Hill addressing issues like criminal justice reform, healthcare, education, gender equity, voting rights, and economic development among others. It is this work that has allowed her to be christened one of the Female Faces of the New Civil Rights Movement by Black Entertainment Television or recognized as one of the Grio 100, 40 Under 40 by The Network Journal and Top 40 under 40 on Capitol Hill by Loop21.com.
Through Ingram’s work, she has become a recognized voice on politics and activism having appearances and features in media outlets including: MSNBC, NBC, ABC, TV One, Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, The Huffington Post, and TheGrio.com. She is a sought after speaker, often discussing issues related to justice, economic empowerment, civil rights, women's empowerment, democracy and equality. She has spoken in various states across the US and internationally in Paris & Cergy, France and Douala, Cameroon.
Ingram has also served as the Senior Development Officer at Project Enterprise, a New York City microfinance nonprofit organization in New York City. In this role, she was responsible for fundraising and development, organizational communications and government relations. Other past roles have included Development & Events Coordinator for EducationWorks, an educational nonprofit serving 35,000 families in New Jersey and Philadelphia and Associate Planning Analyst for AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan, a multi-state Medicaid company.
She 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. Her strong leadership skills and commitment to diversity have landed her in the exclusive fellowships of National Urban Fellows: America’s Leaders of Change and the Give1 Project.
Ingram has served on various boards, but currently serves as a National Board Member for the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (www.weenonline.org), a Cofounder and Board Member of Women's March and a Leader with 20/20 Leaders of America (www.2020club.org). Her commitment to giving back led to the founding of Ambassadors of Hope, a scholarship and volunteer involvement campaign that benefits various national and international nonprofit organizations and passion projects.