Social entrepreneur Leila Janah brought a “start-up mentality” to charity work when she established Samasource, a business that connects the poorest of the poor to digital work. Her employees – who hail from disadvantaged communities, worldwide – tag and digitize records for over a hundred companies, including eBay and Walmart. They have, thus, lifted themselves from poverty. People often assume charitable and for-profit work are mutually exclusive; but Janah explains how companies can integrate social good and “giving work” into a company’s DNA, while still turning a profit.
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Leila Janah is the founder and CEO of Samasource and LXMI.
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