Crowdsourced Jobs for Haiti by Leila Chirayath Janah
Web 2.0 Summit 2010
Crowdsourced Jobs for Haiti
Immediately following the 2010 Haiti Earthquake there was a flood of messages in Creole (or Kreyòl). Leila Chirayath Janah's non-profit translated 15,000 of them by using a network of crowdsourced workers across the globe.
Leila Chirayath Janah, Founder and CEO : Leila first developed the idea behind Samasource while working as a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners (now Booz & Co.), where her clients included global leaders in the outsourcing and telecom sectors and a number of prominent non-profits. Along with Professors Thomas Pogge and Aidan Hollis, she founded Incentives for Global Health and helped produce a plan for incentivizing the development of new drugs for neglected diseases. As an undergraduate, Leila authored background papers for the World Bank's Development Research Group and Ashoka on equity and social rights. Leila is a recipient of the Rainer Arnhold and TEDIndia Fellowships, and serves on the San Francisco board of the Social Enterprise Institute. She is a former Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Program on Global Justice and the Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Australian National University. When she's not running Samasource, Leila blogs on Social Edge and tries to keep up with her Twitter account. She holds a B.A. from Harvard University.