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.

  • May she rest in piece and my condolences to her family. I followed her on LinkedIn and was aware that she was I’ll. The last photo I saw of her, she had a shaved head, but still showed her beautiful radiant smile. Brilliant and beautiful!

    Dennis Hurshman on

  • A huge loss

    Shirley Gail Hirst on

  • I never knew about this brand or about Ms. Janahs mission until I read the sad news online. As a previous sales rep in the Natural Health and Wellness Industry, I am incredibly sadden to know you have lost a champion and leader in the industry. I just ordered product in support of her/ your mission and shared it with my likeminded friends. I cannot wait to try them and hope to continue to support your cause. I am deeply saddened knowing we all lost a champion for the environment and most of all, humanity. God Bless you all. <3

    ELizabeth Carper on

  • Oh my! I am so sorry to hear this news. LXMI is one of my favorite brands and I admired Leila for bringing it to light. May God hold you and your loved ones close and grant you Peace.
    Candace Sprick
    Ginkgo & Grace

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  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Warm hugs an kisses from Norway

    anniken tvervåg on

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