SYSTEMS: The Leila Janah story is remarkable and deserves to be told. Shunning the obvious route into management consultancy (make lots of money from people with money), Janah made some important personal decisions about where her talents might be able to make a difference - by helping those without money (people genuinely without money at all) enter the world of technology. Read more on Wired.
In 2005, Leila Janah landed a job as a management consultant. One of her first assignments took her to Mumbai.
She she traveled by auto-rickshaw to a sleek outsourcing center staffed by well-educated Indians from middle-class families.
The ride took her past one of Asia’s largest slums, where cholera outbreaks are commonplace and children die of preventable diseases.
Outsourcing might have been providing millions of jobs, but it wasn’t helping the country’s poorest. She began to think: "Couldn’t the people from the slums do some of this work?"
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