Ai-jen Poo

Ai-jen Poo
  • Director
    National Domestic Workers Alliance

Ai-jen Poo, a 2014 MacArthur “Genius” award winner and one of TIME’s Most Influential People in 2012, is the Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign. She has been organizing immigrant women workers since 1996. In 2011, in response to the growing call for domestic workers who were hired as nannies and housekeepers to provide home care for their employer’s aging relatives, she launched Caring Across Generations in partnership with Jobs with Justice to address two of the major social issues of our time: widespread unemployment and the coming need for care for the nation’s expanding aging population. Her book, The Age of Dignity (2015), proposes bold solutions that can help us better care for our loved ones as they age and create millions of good jobs in the process. Ai-jen serves on the Board of Directors of Momsrising, National Jobs with Justice, Working America, and the National Council on Aging. She is a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, winner of the Ms. Foundation Woman of Vision Award and the Independent Sector American Express NGen Leadership Award, and was named on Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women list.