FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2022
NDWA Contact: Christina Coleman, [email protected]
National Domestic Workers Alliance Announces Jenn Stowe as Executive Director in Leadership Expansion
Washington, DC – The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) announces Jenn Stowe as their new Executive Director in a leadership expansion that will see current Executive Director Ai-jen Poo move into the role of NDWA’s President. Jenn previously served as Chief of Staff and top advisor to Ai-jen Poo, leading organizational development and operational strategy.
NDWA Executive Director Jenn Stowe on her new role:
“I am so proud to step into the role of Executive Director with the National Domestic Workers Alliance. I come to this community because of choice and fate. So many of us come to this work because we know what it’s like for our needs to be deprioritized in our society. We come to this work because we’re former domestic workers, because our mothers’ foremothers and loved ones are domestic workers, because we know that immigrant justice work is critical and because we know how care work is devalued in this country. As the granddaughter of a domestic worker, I look forward to continuing to fight alongside them and our movement of supporters around the country.”
Jenn brings years of experience in leadership in progressive spaces, specializing in managing rapidly expanding and changing organizations with inclusivity and equity at the center. Prior to joining NDWA, she was Deputy Executive Director at Priorities USA, the primary presidential super PAC working to defeat Donald Trump. While at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, she led the strategic creative direction for many of its campaigns, including its now popular “Stand With Black Women” framework and branding. She also serves on the Priorities USA Foundation and Run for Something boards.
NDWA President and former Executive Director Ai-jen Poo on Jenn’s appointment:
“I am thrilled to announce Jenn Stowe as Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Jenn is the right leader for the next stage of our growth, as we build the power to make every care and cleaning job a good job and make our democracy work for every Black woman, every immigrant, and every woman of color. She has been a tremendous leader at NDWA, and I’m excited about what our partnership in our expanded leadership team will make possible as our movement enters its 15th year.”
Over the past 15 years, the National Domestic Workers Alliance – an alliance of more than 70 affiliate organizations and chapters – has been at the forefront of the domestic worker movement, working to transform power and challenging who gets to hold it. Working alongside the more than 2 million domestic workers – the women of color who do the work that makes all other work possible – in the nation, NDWA has expanded the labor movement to include artists, elected officials, engineers, and economists; organized with and for care workers, working moms, and family caregivers; and shifted the cultural, political, and economical conversation to center care as a working solution to lift families and workers.
In partnership with Ai-jen, Jenn will continue shifting the future of work and the future of care, while building a multi-racial movement that lifts and invests domestic workers.