Maria Cuba was an Airbnb host more than a decade ago in Puerto Rico before she applied to work for the home sharing platform. Today she’s diversity and belonging business partner at Airbnb. She has worked on engaging hosts of diverse backgrounds, and providing resources to employees within Airbnb.
“It’s a matter of really looking at diversity as the one thing that makes us stronger and it makes us serve our communities better. And in turn, it makes our community engaged with our products in a better way,” Cuba told Yahoo Finance Presents: Hispanic Stars.
About five years ago, Cuba and a co-worker started a group at Airbnb called Juntos, which now has chapters in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe.
“We come together, on the one hand, to really just enhance and support the experience that employees are having at Airbnb, giving them opportunities to come together, to learn