We are deeply saddened to announce that Leila Janah, LXMI Founder and CEO, passed away last night due to complications from Epithelioid Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. She was 37 years old.

Leila Janah Bio

Leila spearheaded a global impact sourcing movement and was a champion for environmental sustainability and ending global poverty. She was the founder and CEO of three organizations, all with a common mission to “Give Work”; Samasource, a global technology leader in training data annotation and machine learning validation; LXMI, a fair-trade, organic skin care company; and Samaschool, a non-profit focused on reskilling for the new economy.

​Her commitment to creating a better world was unparalleled. The ripple effects of her work will be felt for generations. We are all committed to continuing Leila’s work and to ensuring her legacy and vision is carried out for years to come.

We will miss Leila's infectious laugh, her tenacious spirit, and her ability to inspire all she encountered to be a force for good in the world. Our deepest sympathies extend to Leila’s husband, Tassilo, her stepdaughter, her family, and her friends. 

With love,
The LXMI Family

More information to come.

  • Thank you for all that you’ve done. ❤️

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  • Omg, I didn’t even know she was battling this. I am so sad about this. Leilah was a role model and an amazing human from afar. I will always look up to her example.

    Swati on

  • I learned about Leila Janah on a Sunday morning program, on TV. The segment was on a life well lived. Leila spoke about LXMI and the people she taught, in South America, who are all working and being paid, in the poverty stricken area, they live in. The passion,great joy and opportunity she gave to these people, was written on they’re faces. Leila truly lived, “a life well lived” in the short time she was here. I was inspired! I want to help, get her products out in the world! For everyone to know who Leila Janah is and all she accomplished and all she wanted to be accomplish in the future. Leila is truly a inspiration to us all!

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  • I also did not know Leila until I read a newspaper article about her.
    I wonder about her. her passion,courage and her mission.I really admire her.May god give his Mercy to enter to his peaceful kingdom of heaven.

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  • Hello beautiful Leila, I was hoping, praying you would conquer this C, like you had conquered everything else in your too short life. Your engagement, dedication, hard work and the grace you continued to show after your diagnosis were admirable. Your legacy will Iive on.
    May your soul soar high. 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

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