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.

  • My prayers go out to the family. Sorry for your loss.

    Cynthia on

  • My deepest condolences.

    Wanda Colon on

  • A very sad day for me as we lost the queen of LXMI … Leila Janah. 😥😢 An amazing women like no other …. she gave us so much and will be so missed. Thank goodness her brand and her amazing spirit lives on. 💔 My condolence to the family and all who knew her. 🙏🏽🙏🏽

    Tonya Trotter on

  • 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

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