Leila Janah is the Founder and CEO of Samasource and LXMI, two companies that go beyond charity to #givework to low-income people around the world using cutting-edge social enterprise models in technology and luxury skincare, respectively. She is the author of Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job At A Time.
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  • Author of Give Work, published by Penguin/RandomHouse in September 2017

  • Profiled by the New York Times, Fast Company, Wired, Forbes, Glamour, Inc., and Vogue

  • Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and recently named one of Fortune's 40 Under 40, Condé Nast’s Daring 25, and Elle’s 2016 Top Women in Tech

  • Samasource was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2016


  • “Leila Janah chafes at the strictures of the traditional not-for-profit model.”

    Sarah Kessler

    Fast Company