Ai-jen Poo

Ai-jen Poo
  • Director
    National Domestic Workers Alliance

Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and Co-Director of the Caring Across Generations campaign, has been organizing immigrant women workers since 1996. In 2000, she co-founded Domestic Workers United (DWU), the New York organization that spearheaded the successful passage of the state’s historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010. In 2007, DWU helped organize the first national domestic workers convening, out of which formed the NDWA. As Co-Director of Caring Across Generations, Poo leads a movement that is inspiring thousands of careworkers, parents, grandparents, grandchildren and lawmakers to work together to ensure that all people can mature in this country with dignity, security and independence. Poo serves on the Board of Directors of Momsrising, National Jobs with Justice, Working America, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, and the National Council on Aging. Among her numerous accolades are the Ms. Foundation Woman of Vision Award, the Independent Sector American Express NGen Leadership Award, Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women list, and TIME’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.