Ai-jen Poo is an activist and the co-founder and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which brings together domestic workers of Caribbean, Latina, and African descent to organize for "power, respect and fair labor standards” in New York. She is also co-director of Caring Across Generations, a national coalition of 200 organizations, advocating for home care workers and patients. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Open Society Institute Community Fellowship, the Union Square Award, the Leadership for a Changing World Award, the Ernest de Maio Award from the Labor Research Association, the Woman of Vision Award from Ms. Foundation for Women, and the Alston Bannerman Fellowship for Organizers of Color.