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Leila Janah

Leila Janah

CEO, Samasource

"Sama" means "equal" in Sanskrit, and it's a core value that Leila Janah's father taught her. She brings that to a nonprofit that awards digital "microwork"--tasks that are too menial to have an algorithmic solution-- to impoverished women all over the world.

The best way to end poverty is to simply give people work, which isn't considered 'sexy' among donors who want to fund a preschool or
cure a disease.