A Hire Calling

“A child of Indian immigrants, Ms. Janah traveled to Mumbai, India, in about 2005 as a management consultant to help take an outsourcing company public. Riding through the city by auto rickshaw, she passed an enormous slum. But after arriving at the outsourcing center, she found a staff of educated middle-class workers. Few, if any, of the nearby poor were employed there. ‘Couldn’t the people from the slums do some of this work?’ she recalled thinking, in an interview with Wired magazine in 2015. It proved to be a galvanizing moment for Ms. Janah.” The NYT on the sad, premature ending to a very inspiring life. Leila Janah, Entrepreneur Who Hired the Poor, Dies at 37.

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