Leila Janah

Leila Janah

CEO of Samasource

Moved by the incredible poverty witnessed while she was teaching in Ghana, Africa many years ago, Leila Janah's speeches focus on how to create jobs to end world poverty.

As the founder and CEO of Samasource, a non-profit organization that provides digital work and training for those living in poverty, Leila Janah often speaks at conferences, advocating for the impoverished as well as promoting job growth in the respective countries.

Leila Janah's speeches often reflect her passion for helping others, which came to her at an early age. After winning a scholarship at the age of 16, she convinced Harvard University to allow her to postpone her entry and teach English in Africa.

In 2005, she graduated with a BA in African Development Studies. In 2007, she was a visiting scholar at Stanford University where she co-founded Incentives for Global Health with professors from various universities, successfully establishing an incentives program in the development of new drugs that cared for the once neglected diseases.

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