Global Conference 2016

Speaker's Biography

Ai-jen Poo

Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Co-Director, Caring Across Generations


Ai-jen Poo is director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign. She began organizing immigrant women workers nearly two decades ago. After noticing an increase in the number of nannies and housekeepers being asked to provide home care for their employers' aging relatives, Poo co-led the launch of the Caring Across Generations campaign in 2011 to ensure affordable care for the nation's aging population and access to quality jobs for the caregiving workforce. In 2000, she co-founded Domestic Workers United, the New York organization that spearheaded the successful passage of the state's Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010. Together with 11 other organizations, DWU launched the National Domestic Workers Alliance in 2007. Poo is a 2014 MacArthur fellow, a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and one of Time 100's World's Most Influential People in 2012. She is author of "The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America."

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