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Give Work

Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time

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Give Work by Leila Janah
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Leila Janah has the solution for the world's bottom billions. She founded Samasource with the belief that giving dignified work to the world's poorest people is the most effective tool for fighting poverty. Fast Company named Samasource one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2016 because they go into communities lacking living-wage jobs--from the refugee camps of Sierra Leone to rural Arkansas--and train people to do digital work, such as verifying data that makes Google's search algorithms smarter. Inspired by and then partnering with cutting-edge Silicon Valley companies, Janah bridges the divide between the nonprofit world and the tech and private sectors to help the world's poorest lift themselves out of poverty. The steady salary from these jobs from companies like Google, Getty, and Microsoft enables people to move to better neighborhoods, attain more education, and send their children to school. It changes the lives of the poor permanently, offering them dignity and independence in a way that aid simply cannot. Give Work is based on Janah's firsthand experience in all corners of the world, from a school for the blind school in Ghana to the World Bank. A Harvard-educated former management consultant, Janah applies the scrappy, entrepreneurial spirit and innovative mindset of a Silicon Valley startup. She shares her entrepreneurial journey as well as the poignant stories of the thousands of people who have benefited from Samasource's work. Like Blake Mycoskie's Start Something That Matters, Give Work offers a blueprint for social entrepreneurs.

Author Biography

Leila Janah is the founder and CEO of Samasource, and the co-founder and CEO of Lxmi, both ventures focused on using new sourcing techniques to reduce poverty. She was previously a visiting scholar with the Stanford Program on Global Justice, a founding director of Incentives for Global Health, and a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners (now Booz & Co.). She has also worked at the World Bank and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a Director of CARE USA, a 2012 TechFellow, recipient of the inaugural Club de Madrid Young Leadership Award, and the youngest person to win a Heinz Award in 2014. She received a BA from Harvard and lives in San Francisco. This is her first book.
Release date NZ
September 15th, 2017
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Prentice Hall Press
Pages
272
Dimensions
161x237x22
ISBN-13
9780735211896
Product ID
26735222

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