Episode 9: How to Nanny Up
Behind every Sheryl Sandberg, there's a pink-collar workforce of caregivers and housekeepers who makes her success sustainable. So Cristen and Caroline want to know: what does "leaning in" look like for them? Ai-jen Poo and Allison Julien of the National Domestic Workers Alliance reveal the unsung power of nannies and feminism within domestic work.
Learn more about the organizations Ai-jen and Allison are involved with
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- The Canadian Press. Want to be happier? Hire a housekeeper, researchers suggest. CBC News. July 27, 2017.
- The Ezra Klein Show. Ai-jen Poo: the future of work isn't robots. It's caring humans. Vox.
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