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Author Janah, Leila, author
Title Give work : reversing poverty one job at a time / Leila Janah
Published New York : Portfolio, [2017]
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 Rodman Main Adult  338.761 J33    AVAILABLE
Descript vii, 260 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-252) and index
Contents From the ground up -- Aid: what works, what doesn't, and why -- The capital of hustle -- Home, and the future of work -- Beauty for humanity: a new business -- The movement is now
Summary "Leila Janah, a dynamic social entrepreneur, shares the story of how she founded one of the hottest non-profit startups. 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"--Provided by publisher
Subject Janah, Leila
Samasource (Firm) -- History
Electronic data processing personnel -- Employment -- Developing countries
Nonprofit organizations -- United States
Poor -- Employment -- Developing countries
ISBN 9780735211896
0735211892

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