Leila Janah, named One to Watch on Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list as well as one of Fortune’s Top Ten Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, is the founder and CEO of Samasource, a program she incubated at Stanford University in 2007. Join Leila, philanthropists, tech executives and entrepreneurs on November 14th at The Exploratorium in San Francisco for Samasource’s 6th Annual Give Work Gala, Explore Sama, and learn how technology can help end poverty.
Samasource is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides free, specialized technology training and paying jobs in the growing digital economy to poor women and youth. Since October 2013, Samasource has connected over 6,000 people to $3.7 million USD in payments to partners, direct wages and benefits. Samasource currently has 40 full-time employees in San Francisco, and nine work centers established across five countries including Ghana, Haiti, India, Kenya and Uganda. In addition, through its SamaUSA program, it is helping women and youth in the Bayview and Merced districts of San Francisco secure employment.
Introducing Leila Janah and Samasource:
Last year’s gala themed From Kenya to California, raised $785,000 and impacted more than 15,000 workers with dependents! Google, Getty Images, Walmart, 360 Incentives and The California Endowment were presented with Samasource’s inaugural Impact Awards, and Samasource’s innovative model for creating jobs was celebrated.
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