Alison Omens has close to 20 years of multi-sector experience in cultivating stakeholder leadership, with a particular focus on human capital and worker issues. As the President of JUST Capital, she is responsible for overseeing all of JUST Capital’s major workstreams, strategy development, and the execution of core deliverables. She previously served as the organization’s Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for developing the organization’s strategy for impact. She also build the corporate engagement and programmatic functions of the organization, establishing trusted relationships with corporate leaders and building new programmatic initiatives like the Worker Financial Wellness Initiative.
Alison was most recently Advisor for Private Sector Engagement to U.S. Secretary of
Labor Tom Perez, where she managed the inclusive capitalism strategy for the
Secretary and with the White House. She was also responsible for engagement on the
Department’s future-of-work efforts and its ESG investing guidance. Previously, she
was Vice President at Outreach Strategies, an environmental strategic communications
firm, and the Director of Media Outreach for the AFL-CIO.
Alison is on the Board of Directors of JobsFirstNYC, which expands opportunities for
out-of-work and out-of-school youth and on the Advisory Councils of NextGen Chamber,
a business organization for millennial business owners, and LitWorld, which promotes
youth literacy through storytelling. She is also the co-founder of Smash Squad, a
network for women focused on doing well by doing good. Alison received her masters of
public administration from Harvard Kennedy School and B.A. from Scripps College.
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