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Leila Janah Made It Her Mission to Give the Impoverished Dignified Work

A tribute by a friend of the recently deceased founder and CEO of Samasource

Leila Jannah smiles during conversation during the Opening Keynote Session at the Watermark Conference For Women 2016.
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Editor’s note: Leila Janah, a social entrepreneur and the founder of Samasource, LXMI, and Samaschool, died on January 24, 2020. She was 37 years old. In this post, her friend Silvia Console Battilana remembers




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Silvia Console Battilana

Silvia Console Battilana

Co-Founder & CEO, Auctionomics. Entrepreneur and economist specializing in game theory and interest groups. She holds a Ph.D. from the Stanford Economics dept.

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