Dr. Kohl Gill, a quantum physicist turned social entrepreneur, founded LaborVoices in 2010 after observing local labor conditions while working in several South Asian countries as an International Labor Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility Officer with the US Department of State. LaborVoices provides global brands and their supply chains what has been missing: an early warning system based on direct feedback from workers, by repeatedly polling workers through their mobile phones. He helps customers obtain strong safety standards and decent working conditions and empowers workers through their own voices. Prior to that, he was a senior policy analyst with the US Department of Energy. Before that, he was a Transparency and Anti-Corruption fellow with Indicorps in the slum areas of Delhi, India.
Gill has a BS in Physics from Caltech and an MS and a PhD in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has led LaborVoices to operations in 6 countries on 3 continents and many honors and awards including: Ashoka Affiliate; the Purpose Economy Asia 100; Echoing Green Fellow and the Clinton Global Initiative.