Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Leila Janah, Founder and CEO, SamaSource

In 2008, Leila Janah created Samasource to address one of the root causes of poverty - no access to wage-earning work by the 4 billion people who live at the bottom of the pyramid. After working at the World Bank and seeing the flaws in large systems of aid to developing countries, Leila came up with a formula to link isolated women, youth and refugees to computer-based work needed by companies like Google and Linkedin. Samasource has provided jobs to close to 1,000 people who otherwise wouldn't have had access to work.

A more in-depth view into Leila's story and the founding of Samasource (worth the time) is here.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! Also a great debate brewing over the downward pressure on wages this sort of off-shoring of jobs will continue to have in the US economy. Beginning to test our international altruism.