Ai-jen Poo

Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Co-Director, Caring Across Generations (Festival Underwriter)

Ai-jen Poo is executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign. She has been organizing immigrant women workers for over two decades, forging pathways to sustainable, quality jobs for the caregiving workforce and working to ensure access to affordable care for the nation’s aging populations. Poo is the author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America. A 2014 MacArthur Fellow and one of’s World’s Greatest Leaders, she is a recipient of a Ms. Foundation Woman of Vision Award and the Independent Sector American Express NGen Leadership Award. (Festival Underwriter Presenter)

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The Second City and Caring Across Generations have joined forces to develop a unique training program that strengthens... See more
The health care industry is one of the largest employers in the United States, and the need for skilled health workers... See more
By 2030, the world will face a shortage of almost 14 million health care workers. In the United States alone, we’ll... See more
Today, there are 104 women serving in the United States Congress, 29 female heads of government or state around the... See more
By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of 85 — more than double today’s 5 million — and living longer... See more
Changes in the demographics of the workforce and the nature of work itself have created new challenges and... See more