Jenny Arden

Director of Design at Airbnb


Jenny Arden is a Director of Design at Airbnb in San Francisco where she focuses on how the company can help hosts be successful entrepreneurs. In her role she oversees teams that address some of the most difficult aspects of the share economy including regulation, anti-discrimination, and building a trusting community among strangers. She’s also an advocate for women in tech and provides leadership and guidance for companies and groups interested in creating a workplace that supports a diverse team.

Previously, Jenny worked at Google as the Design Lead for the Self Driving Car Project (now known as Waymo). During her time at Google she also worked on YouTube for TV and she lead design and strategy for Google Mobile Search launching some of Google’s first mobile web experiences. Prior to Google she worked at IDEO, Razorfish, JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs. Jenny graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Graphic Design and Brown University with a degree Physics. Later she attended Harvard Business School.