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Ai-jen Poo

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

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Ai-jen Poo Biography

Ai-jen Poo is a next-generation labor leader, award-winning organizer, best-selling author, and the co-founder and Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, a non-profit organization working to bring dignity and fairness to the growing numbers of workers who care and clean in our homes. In 12 short years, NDWA has grown to more than 70 affiliate organizations and chapters and over 250,000 members.

Under Poo’s leadership, NDWA has led successful campaigns to pass Domestic Worker Bills of Rights in 10 states and two cities. These bills have extended common workplace rights and protections to domestic workers for the first time, including paid overtime, safe and healthy working conditions, and freedom from sexual harassment. Because there still are many states where domestic workers have very limited or nonexistent protections, Poo and dedicated workers and advocates are now working to pass the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights to address the exclusions of the past and bring us closer to a future where all work is dignified work, and every last job in America is a good job.

Poo’s life-long fight to win protections for these workers, the majority of whom are immigrants and women of color, has never been more important than during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has only further exposed the disparities between those who provide care and those who receive it. One of the first labor activists to warn about the devastating impact of COVID-19, Poo has become a leading voice pushing federal, state, and local legislators to center domestic workers in ongoing recovery efforts. Under her leadership, the National Domestic Workers Alliance launched the Coronavirus Care Fund, raising $20 million in emergency assistance for domestic workers in need in just the first month.

In 2011, Poo launched Caring Across Generations, a campaign to address the nation’s crumbling care infrastructure, catalyzing groundbreaking policy change including the nation’s first family caregiver benefit in Hawaii and the first long-term care social insurance fund in Washington State. In 2015, she released her widely acclaimed book, "The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America," making the case for access to care for all families.

Poo is also a leading voice in the women’s movement. She’s a key architect of the evolving #MeToo movement, in collaboration with Tarana Burke, Fatima Goss Graves, and Monica Ramirez, including helping to launch #MeTooVoter to hold politicians accountable and the Survivors’ Agenda, a survivor-led initiative to advance justice and shift the narrative around sexual violence in America. In 2019, along with Ceclie Richards and Alicia Garza, Poo co-founded SuperMajority, a new home for women's activism dedicated to training and mobilizing a multiracial, intergenerational community to fight for gender equity together. She also serves as a Senior Advisor to Care in Action, a nonpartisan group dedicated to fighting for a civic voice for millions of women of color, particularly domestic workers in the United States.

Recognized among Fortune’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders and Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, Poo has also been the recipient of countless awards, including a 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Grant. She has been a featured speaker at TEDWomen, Aspen Ideas Festival, Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Skoll World Forum, and the Obama Foundation Inaugural Summit. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, Maire Claire, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and CNN.com, among others.

Thanks to Poo and her activism, states across the U.S. are continuing to improve working conditions and labor standards for domestic workers, and her leadership has helped inspire a vibrant, growing national movement of workers standing up for better treatment.

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The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America

The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America

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  • Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

    Ai-jen Poo (@aijenpoo) is a founder and the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and a director of Caring Across Generations. The Times is ...

  • Ai-Jen Poo On Care Work as Infrastructure

    Apr 13, 2021 ... The emerging debate over whether care is infrastructure isn't new or surprising. The question “what is infrastructure?” was triggered by President Biden's ...

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Ai-jen Poo Biography

Ai-jen Poo is a next-generation labor leader, award-winning organizer, best-selling author, and the co-founder and Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, a non-profit organization working to bring dignity and fairness to the growing numbers of workers who care and clean in our homes. In 12 short years, NDWA has grown to more than 70 affiliate organizations and chapters and over 250,000 members.

Under Poo’s leadership, NDWA has led successful campaigns to pass Domestic Worker Bills of Rights in 10 states and two cities. These bills have extended common workplace rights and protections to domestic workers for the first time, including paid overtime, safe and healthy working conditions, and freedom from sexual harassment. Because there still are many states where domestic workers have very limited or nonexistent protections, Poo and dedicated workers and advocates are now working to pass the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights to address the exclusions of the past and bring us closer to a future where all work is dignified work, and every last job in America is a good job.

Poo’s life-long fight to win protections for these workers, the majority of whom are immigrants and women of color, has never been more important than during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has only further exposed the disparities between those who provide care and those who receive it. One of the first labor activists to warn about the devastating impact of COVID-19, Poo has become a leading voice pushing federal, state, and local legislators to center domestic workers in ongoing recovery efforts. Under her leadership, the National Domestic Workers Alliance launched the Coronavirus Care Fund, raising $20 million in emergency assistance for domestic workers in need in just the first month.

In 2011, Poo launched Caring Across Generations, a campaign to address the nation’s crumbling care infrastructure, catalyzing groundbreaking policy change including the nation’s first family caregiver benefit in Hawaii and the first long-term care social insurance fund in Washington State. In 2015, she released her widely acclaimed book, "The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America," making the case for access to care for all families.

Poo is also a leading voice in the women’s movement. She’s a key architect of the evolving #MeToo movement, in collaboration with Tarana Burke, Fatima Goss Graves, and Monica Ramirez, including helping to launch #MeTooVoter to hold politicians accountable and the Survivors’ Agenda, a survivor-led initiative to advance justice and shift the narrative around sexual violence in America. In 2019, along with Ceclie Richards and Alicia Garza, Poo co-founded SuperMajority, a new home for women's activism dedicated to training and mobilizing a multiracial, intergenerational community to fight for gender equity together. She also serves as a Senior Advisor to Care in Action, a nonpartisan group dedicated to fighting for a civic voice for millions of women of color, particularly domestic workers in the United States.

Recognized among Fortune’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders and Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, Poo has also been the recipient of countless awards, including a 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Grant. She has been a featured speaker at TEDWomen, Aspen Ideas Festival, Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Skoll World Forum, and the Obama Foundation Inaugural Summit. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, Maire Claire, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and CNN.com, among others.

Thanks to Poo and her activism, states across the U.S. are continuing to improve working conditions and labor standards for domestic workers, and her leadership has helped inspire a vibrant, growing national movement of workers standing up for better treatment.

Ai-jen Poo Videos

  • Ai-jen Poo: Care at Work | 2021 Wharton People Analytics
    Any organization that has tried to understand what their employees are doing or what issues they are facing during our sudden year of remote work...
  • The work that makes all other work possible | Ai-jen Poo
    Domestic workers are entrusted with the most precious aspects of people's lives - - they're the nannies, the elder-care workers and the house ...
  • Ai jen Poo: Building Movements in the Age of Polarization
    Ai-jen Poo is executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co -director of Caring Across Generations. She is an ...

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  • How to book Ai-jen Poo?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ai-jen Poo for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ai-jen Poo, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ai-jen Poo or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ai-jen Poo?

    Booking fees for Ai-jen Poo, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ai-jen Poo, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ai-jen Poo?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ai-jen Poo for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ai-jen Poo for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ai-jen Poo or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ai-jen Poo or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ai-jen Poo is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ai-jen Poo for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Ai-jen Poo generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amanda Nguyen, Tina Tchen, Shiza Shahid, Laura Ling and Tracy Chou. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ai-jen Poo for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ai-jen Poo Speaker Videos

  • Ai-jen Poo: Care at Work | 2021 Wharton People Analytics
    Any organization that has tried to understand what their employees are doing or what issues they are facing during our sudden year of remote work will understand just how difficult it is to get good...
    The work that makes all other work possible | Ai-jen Poo
    Domestic workers are entrusted with the most precious aspects of people's lives - - they're the nannies, the elder-care workers and the house ...
  • Ai jen Poo: Building Movements in the Age of Polarization
    Ai-jen Poo is executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co -director of Caring Across Generations. She is an ...
    Ai-jen Poo | Commencement Speaker 2017 | The New School
    Ai-jen Poo was an Honorary Degree Recipient at The New School's 2017 Commencement Exercises ...
  • Time 100: Ai-Jen Poo | TIME
    Ai-jen Poo leads a nationwide movement of nannies, housekeepers and care workers to gain long overdue workers' rights Subscribe to TIME ...

Ai-jen Poo News

  • Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

    Ai-jen Poo (@aijenpoo) is a founder and the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and a director of Caring Across Generations. The Times is ...

  • Ai-Jen Poo On Care Work as Infrastructure

    Apr 13, 2021 ... The emerging debate over whether care is infrastructure isn't new or surprising. The question “what is infrastructure?” was triggered by President Biden's ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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