National Domestic Workers Alliance and Caring Across Generations
Ai-jen Poo is the Co-founder and Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and the Co-Director of Caring Across Generations. She is an award-winning organizer, thought leader, and social innovator, and a leading voice in future of work and family care solutions.
As co-founder of the Domestic Workers United (DWU), a city-wide, multiracial organization of domestic workers, she led the way to the passage of the nation’s first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010, historic legislation that extends basic labor protections to over 200,000 domestic workers in New York state. In 2011, Ai-jen co-created the national Caring Across Generations campaign to ensure access to affordable care for the nation’s aging population and access to quality jobs for the caregiving workforce. Ms. Poo’s numerous accolades include recognition as a 2014 MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellow, a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and was named to TIME magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012. In January of this year, she joined Meryl Streep on the red carpet at the Golden Globes to say #TimesUp.