Advocate Ai-jen Poo to Receive
2011 American Express NGen Leadership Award
Independent Sector is proud to announce the 2011 recipient of the American Express NGen Leadership Award is Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, a coalition of domestic workers in the
Ai-jen’s approach to mobilizing is rooted in the belief that people must come together from a place of love and respect to improve the lives of all. Under her leadership, NDWA has grown from 13 organizations to more than 30 representing domestic workers in 17 cities across the country. NDWA has also worked closely with the International Labor Organization, the U.S. government, and AFL-CIO to approve the first international labor standards for domestic workers.
Ai-jen will receive the award at the John W. Gardner Leadership Dinner October 31 at the IS Annual Conference in