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 the book Give Work (Penguin/RandomHouse), which was released in September 2017.


Prior, Leila was a Visiting Scholar with the Stanford Program on Global Justice and Australian National University’s Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. She was a founding Director of Incentives for Global Health, and a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners (now Booz & Co.).


Leila is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a Director of CARE USA, a 2012 TechFellow, recipient of the inaugural Club de Madrid Young Leadership Award, and the youngest person to win a Heinz Award in 2014. She was named one of Fortune’s Most Promising Entrepreneurs in 2014 and was the subject of cover stories in Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Conscious Company Magazines.


She received a BA from Harvard and lives in San Francisco.

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January 20, 2018

Summit Institute Symposium

Salt Lake City, UT

March 9, 2018

SXSW: Heroines of the Social Enterprise Movement

Austin, TX

March 12, 2018

SXSW: Cultivating Entrepreneurship in Challenging Places

Austin, TX


10 Minutes To Change The World With Leila Janah
The Next Web
Inner Wisdom, Outer Action: Leila Janah, Tim Ryan, Soren Gordhamer
Leila Janah – The League of Extraordinary Women
Women's Leadership Summit
Chicago Ideas Week: End Poverty: Give Work
TED x Brussels
SOCAP14 – Leila Janah – Impact Uncensored​
Watermark Conference for Women
Wisdom 2.0
BBC Women in Tech
Marie Forleo's MarieTV
2013 Iscol Lecture, Leila Janah: “Samasource: A Sustainable Solution to Global Poverty”
IMF Seminar: Technology, Innovation, and Inclusive Growth