Leila Janah

Leila Janah
  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Samasource

Leila Janah is a social entrepreneur interested in using technology and new business methods to reduce poverty and promote social justice. Currently, she is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Samasource, a non-profit business that connects people living in poverty to microwork - small, computer-based tasks that build skills and generate life-changing income. In 2011, Janah co-founded Samahope, a crowdfunding site for medical treatments in developing countries. She is also a Board Member of CARE USA, a leading humanitarian organization that works to fight global poverty. Janah has also consulted for the World Bank and for Katzenbach Partners (now Booz & Co.), and is a founding director of Incentive for Global Health, an initiative to increase R&D spending on diseases of the poor. She holds a degree in African development from Harvard and was a Visiting Scholar with the Stanford Program on Global Justice.