LaborVoices | President and Founder | Sunnyvale CA
At LaborVoices, we're enabling radical transparency in the global labor market, to help eliminate slavery, trafficking and other labor abuses. We provide workers with the tools to choose decent work, and provide brands—and consumers!—the tools to eliminate abuse from their supply chains.
Rural northeast Mississippi will always hold a special place in my heart. It's where I was born and raised.
I want great workers and great employers around the world to be recognized and rewarded for their full contributions to our global economy. I believe the path toward this goal is to help workers exercise their powers of observation, to help hold recruiters, employers, and everyone else, accountable for their performance.
Dr. Kohl S. Gill is the President and Founder of LaborVoices, Inc., a start-up company providing information services to migrant workers and supply-chain managers. Dr. Gill served as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow for the U.S. Departments of Energy and State, most recently as the South Asia and Middle East Labor Affairs Officer for the Office of International Labor and Corporate Social Responsibility in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Prior to federal service, Dr. Gill was an Indicorps Fellow in the slum areas of Delhi, India, serving as a volunteer paralegal with local residents, using transparency legislation to fight both petty and grand corruption at the local level. Dr. Gill is a graduate of the California Institute of Technology and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, for his work in quantum computing and semiconductor physics.