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 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.

  • Deeply saddened by Leila’s passing. Sending love from South Africa.

    KATLEHO on

  • I’m so sad to hear of Leila’s passing. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. 🙏🏼🙏🏼💖

    Deb on

  • So very sorry for the loss of her spirit. My condolences to het family and friends.

    Kimberly Stoner on

  • My deepest condolences to Leila’s family and friends. I am heartbroken over her loss. I was an early convert and evangelist for LXMI products and continue to push them on everyone I meet and I was blessed to meet her a few years ago at a Watermark event. Her smile, glow and sincerity were so moving. She was taken from us too soon but her legacy and impact will live on for generations. ♥️

    Sabiha Chunawala on

  • I am so deeply saddened to learn of Leila’s passing. I have been following her work for several years now; she was a true hero.

    Jenn Diesi on

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