You are cordially invited to the next event in the Thomson Reuters ISP Speaker Series, on Tuesday, September 25, at 12:00 p.m. in Room 127 of Yale Law School.
We will be joined by Leila Janah, Samasource Founder and CEO. The title of her talk is "Samasource: Beyond the Headlines." Ms. Janah's talk is cosponsored by the ISP, the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, and the Yale Law and Business Society (YLBS). Many thanks to our partners.
Come hear the real story of how the award-winning non-profit Samasource was founded and find out how Samasource survived during its most rapid and tumultuous period of growth: the start-up years. Learn from Leila Janah, Samasource Founder and CEO, who went from being a student of international development and budding travel writer to a world-renowned technology leader. Beyond the media hype and the awards Samasource has received in its relatively short existence for their global poverty solution, Leila will share with us her experiences of the fast and furious, iterative process of building a company with real revenue streams. Beyond inspiring to be driven by social mission, Leila will delve into the fundamental secret of social entrepreneurship: survival hinges on getting things done and never giving up. And because there is no roadmap, recognizing that getting lost along the way is usually when you end up finding yourself... and your product.
Leila Janah is the founder of Samasource, an award-winning social business that connects people living in poverty to microwork — small, computer-based tasks that build skills and generate life-changing income. She serves on the boards of OneLeap and TechSoup Global and as an advisor to mobile shopping app RevelTouch.
Prior to Samasource, Janah was a 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, an initiative to increase R&D spending on diseases of the poor, and a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners (now Booz & Co.). She has also worked at the World Bank and as a travel writer for Let’s Go in Mozambique, Brazil, and Borneo.
Janah is a frequent speaker on social entrepreneurship and technology, and her work has been profiled by CBS, CNN, NPR, the BBC, The New York Times, and The New Scientist. She is the recipient of a 2011 World Technology Award and a 2012 TechFellow Award. She received a BA from Harvard and lives in San Francisco. More information is available on her website: http://leilajanah.com/