Ai-jen 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.
Director of Strategy and Partnerships
Alicia is an organizer, writer and freedom dreamer based in Oakland, CA. In 2013, Alicia co-founded #BlackLivesMatter, an international organizing network developed after the murder of Trayvon Martin, focused on combating anti-Black racism in all of its forms.
Dorthy Bolden Fellow/ We Dream In Black Organizer
For over a decade Allison organized domestic workers in NYC. She was part of the founding of NDWA at the U.S. Social Forum in Atlanta, GA in 2007; and was a key leader in the six-year campaign for the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, that resulted in a successful, historic passage in 2010.
Barbara has been a domestic worker for the past 17 years, and is well acquainted with the exploitation domestic workers face. She is a founding member of NDWA, and has provided consistent and inspiring leadership for NDWA since its foundation.
Dorthy Bolden Fellow
Since 2011, Gilda has been the Women without Borders organizer responsible for developing domestic worker leaders. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and believes that domestic work makes all other work possible.
Maria is a committed worker-leader within NDWA who has mobilized countless domestic workers to build support for the California Bill of Rights Campaign and other NDWA initiatives. Maria is known for speaking out eloquently and powerfully on behalf of her community.
Social Innovations Director
Palak leads NDWA's experimental and market-based approaches to improve working conditions, services and employment opportunities for domestic workers. Palak's career spans the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.