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Sold out: Ripple Effect presents Leila Janah

January 15, 2014

Leila Janah, an internationally-known social entrepreneur, will speak at Colorado State University as part of the university's celebration of International Women's Day.

January 2014 cover of <em>Entrepreneur Magazine</em>.The event is the first key-note speech sponsored by the Ripple Effect.

Janah, featured on the January 2014 cover of Entrepreneur Magazine, will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 6 in the Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 131. (Read the Entrepreneur Magazine article naming Janah one of seven women to watch in 2014.)

Tickets required

Tickets to this free event are sold out. Seating is limited.

Janah an internationally known entrepreneur

An award-winning social entrepreneur, Janah uses technology and lean business methods to promote social justice. Sama means equal in Sanskrit and is the guiding principle of her life and work.

Janah is the founder and CEO of Samasource, a non-profit social business that connects people living in poverty to microwork -- computer-based tasks that build skills and generate life-changing income, now part of the broader field of impact sourcing. Samasource has moved 3,800 workers and their families over the poverty line in less than five years and spun out a domestic program, SamaUSA, in 2013. It has received the Templeton Freedom Award, the Secretary’s Innovation Award from Hillary Clinton, and the Prix Netexplorateur from the French Senate.

In 2011, Janah co-founded Samahope, the first crowdfunding site for medical treatments in developing countries.

Janah has recently been named “One to Watch” on Fortune’s “40 Under 40 2013 list” as well as one of Fortune’s “Top Ten Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs” of 2013. She received a BA from Harvard and resides in San Francisco.

About the Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect was launched in August, 2013, after President Tony Frank charged Amy Parsons, vice president for university operations, with leading an effort to make CSU the best place for women to work and learn. The project is focused on getting women and men in the university community engaged in sharing ideas that can create real change, and for the university leadership to make a commitment toward hearing those ideas, facilitating more discussion around them, and acting on the best ideas.


Contact: Dell Rae Ciaravola
E-mail: DellRae.Ciaravola@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-6009