Leila Janah Quotes About Style, Love, Connect, Time, Sex

Leila Janah Quotes About Style, Love, Connect, Time, Sex

Leila Janah

Leila Janah Quotes:

A lot of people are happy to give money to charities but are wary of giving through taxes because they feel it doesn’t produce any value.

Leila Janah

At Samasource, a company I founded in 2008, we train people living in poverty from Kenya to California to develop and market 21st century digital skills to adapt to new economic realities.

Leila Janah

Barbies were banned at our house, along with television other than PBS. As a kid, I found this horribly embarrassing.

Leila Janah

Bling is passe, and I like my style to reflect just that. Ruthless editing defines true style perfectly.

Leila Janah

Dancing is my therapy. I also try to meditate every morning and take several two-hour yoga classes a week at my favorite yoga studio, Urban Flow.

Leila Janah

Every woman that dies or loses her baby on a threadbare cot in the heart of Uganda, while her sisters on the other side of the world enjoy first-class care, is a threat to our collective humanity.

Leila Janah

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Handouts are not going to end global poverty, but work – real work – just might.

Leila Janah
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I always loved fashion and clothes. Not because I think that’s a woman’s place, but because I care about aesthetics. I like art; I like going to art museums, and to me, these things are just manifestations of one’s aesthetic sense.

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I believe there is no other way to create decent livelihoods for the world’s poorest people than to connect them to global markets as producers, and on fair terms.

Leila Janah

I grew up believing in meritocracy and the American dream. My parents came here from India. They had no connections. My brother and I went to public schools, and both of us succeeded.

Leila Janah

I love dancing and practiced ballet for ten years until I realized I wouldn’t make it professionally – then I started taking salsa classes. I learned to dance samba in Rio and Salvador when I lived in Brazil.

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I own a shameless number of ethnic necklaces acquired at local markets in developing countries or inherited from my grandmother. These have seen me through meetings in Davos and visits to refugee camps.

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I really love travelling to places where I get to learn something new about a new group of people or a new place. Learn some history, contemplate some business ideas, and sort of get off the beaten track a little bit.

Leila Janah

I think part of the problem with charity is that it tends to make us view people as helpless victims. I think in the future, we’ll look back on charity in the same way that we look back on colonialism today: as a very paternalistic system that doesn’t fully recognise the full spectrum of humanity.

Leila Janah

I think people are hungry for new ideas and leadership in the world of poverty alleviation. Most development programs are started and led by people with Ph.Ds in economics or policy. Samasource is part of a cadre of younger organizations headed by entrepreneurs from non-traditional backgrounds.

Leila Janah

I think the philosophy that you have to have if you travel frequently is, stuff is just stuff. Even if it has some sentimental or family connection, if you lose it in the world, it’s still just a thing, and I think if you don’t have that attitude, you will get incredibly stressed out and not enjoy your travels.

Leila Janah

I think the way you build a company for the future has to include social impact; it has to be part of the fabric of your company. I think when you do that, you invariably end up with much better outcomes, even in the short-term.

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I think what travelling has done for me and for many generations of my family – my grandmother was a great example – it’s really highlighted for me how similar we all are and how many values we all share as people on this planet.

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