Reducing Poverty One Job at a Time, with Leila Janah

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The Commonwealth Club
06:30 PM
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Leila Janah, Founder and CEO, Samasource; Co-Founder and CEO, LXMI; Author, Give Work: Reducing Poverty One Job at a TimeLaura D. Tyson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley—Moderator
According to serial social entrepreneur Leila Janah, giving work is the most effective means of reducing poverty, and she and her company, Samasource, are a big part of the solution. Janah and her team go into some of the world’s poorest communities—from right here in California all the way to Kenya—and train individuals in digital work for tech titans like Google and Microsoft. Samasource’s model—which addresses the causes, not just the symptoms, of poverty—gives work, not aid, helping individuals access dignified, steady, fair-wage work and ensuring they can gain the tools to change their own lives for the better.
Janah’s new book, Give Work: Reducing Poverty One Job at a Time, shares the stories of those who have benefitted from Samasource’s groundbreaking business model and demonstrates how entrepreneurs and individuals can be a part of the movement to eradicate poverty across the globe.
Join Janah and moderator Laura D. Tyson of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, an expert in the field of global economics, for an insightful and impactful conversation on innovative ways to reverse global poverty.
Location: 555 Post St., San FranciscoTime: 5:30 pm check-in, 6:30 program, 7:45 pm book signing
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  1. The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA