Saru Jayaraman

Ashoka Fellow
San Francisco, United States
Fellow Since 2013
My work: Transforming the restaurant industry's employment practices by aligning worker, employer & consumer interests.

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Related TopicsBusiness & Social Enterprise, Employment, Human Rights & Equality


This profile was prepared when Saru Jayaraman was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2013.
The second largest employer in the United States, the restaurant industry, is home to seven of the ten lowest-paying occupations. Saru Jayaraman is leading a nationwide effort to transform this industry’s subpar employment practices by aligning worker, employer, and consumer interests.
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