Jonathan Jackson is the Head of Corporate Brand and Co-founder of Blavity, where he looks to push the story and ideology behind Blavity to new markets, establish strategic partnerships with new partners, and produce compelling thought leadership about the next generation of makers and creatives. He also works closely with senior leaders and executives who are looking to capture, retain, and engage with Black millennials and drive sustained growth, both internally and externally across the marketplace. As a speaker, he has lectured at Harvard Business School, Moodys, Pandora, MEC, and other global brands and Fortune 500 companies. Previously, he worked across various roles at LinkedIn in across HR, Advertising, most recently as an Editor overseeing the Influencer Program, which brings together 500 of the world’s top thought leaders to engage with LinkedIn’s 420M members through rich insights and original content. He also wrote the charter for LinkedIn’s Black Inclusion Group, it’s first ever racially-affinity group for employees of descent from the African Diaspora. He graduated from Washington University in 2013, where he studied Political Science and Writing. As a writer and strategist, his work has appeared in 99U, The Muse, and other nationally syndicated publications. He also does select ghostwriting for senior leaders interested in expanding their presence through strategic conversations and impact. He is also a member of the Nielsen External Advisory Council, where he works to help solve strategic business challenges and provide strategic insights.