Our Vision

We believe in a sustainable economy that works for all of us.

We believe that workers must thrive for new economies to thrive. That the future of technology and the future of work are bound together. That at its best, technology strengthens our humanity and our connectedness.


We envision a future of work in which we solve for equity as well as efficiency. We believe we can create this future together.

About the NDWA

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States. Since 2007, we have been working for the respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers.

Over the last few years, we have seen domestic work shift online to marketplaces and the on-demand economy. The abundance of platforms on which domestic workers could find work led to our target population and the on-demand economy workforce beginning to overlap. Increasingly, the on-demand workforce mirrors the symptoms of an unprotected class of workers, challenges that domestic workers have struggled with for decades.

Our goal is to advance an overarching framework that guides us in creating a new economy that works for all of us. Together, we are creating a movement to ensure that as we create the future of work, we are solving for equity as well as efficiency. To learn more about joining our effort, please contact us.

“The future of technology and the future of work are inextricably bound. The DNA of the new economy is still being written. Let’s write it in a way that prioritizes our values most.”

Palak Shah

Palak leads NDWA’s experimental and market-based approaches to improve working conditions, services and employment opportunities for online workers. Palak has led the NDWA’s introduction into the on-demand economy, and is driving forward the organization’s collaboration with silicon valley leaders. Most recently, Palak presented at TEDx: MidAtlantic on this topic, titled “Who Gets to Decide the Future of Work.”