From iSchool Associate Professor Ricardo Gomez: “Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Leila Janah next week on Wednesday Oct 18 at 2:30 at HUB 334. She is a great speaker, and an energetic leader of Samasource, a company she founded to use information technology and fight world poverty.
She was named one of Fortune’s 40 Under 40 in 2017, Condé Nast’s Daring 25 and Elle’s 2016 Top Women in Tech. She has been profiled in the New York Times, Fast Company, Wired, Forbes, Glamour, Real Simple, and Inc. Look her up.”
Leila Janah founded Samasource with the mission to move people out of poverty by connecting them with digital jobs. Samasource pioneered the concept of impact sourcing, and now provides cutting-edge data work, including image annotation to build training data for machine learning, data enrichment, content services, and more, for companies like Microsoft, TripAdvisor, Google, and Walmart. Samasource proves the concept that tech advances don’t need to leave behind those without opportunity, and that advances in AI can actually create jobs. In her upcoming book, Give Work, Leila describes how companies can do business better by deepening their impact and including economic diversity in their supply chains to move the needle on global poverty.