Press Releases

October 10, 2013 Samasource Announces Fifth Annual Give Work Gala: From Kenya to California
Samasource, a global nonprofit that provides women and youth in poverty with dignified work in the digital economy, announces its fifth annual Give Work Gala. The event will take place on November 1, 2013 at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Over the last five years, the Give Work Gala has drawn the support of philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and tech executives toward the fulfillment of the Samasource mission: to reduce poverty.
January 30, 2013 Samasource Reports Record Year, Over 400% Increase in Sales Bookings
Samasource, a leading provider of data and content services, today announced a 400% increase in accounts over FY2011. The company has added leading eCommerce businesses, technology companies and universities including Google, Walmart.com, eBay, the University of California San Francisco and Getty Images to their client roster, among others. Samasource continues to be a leader in customer satisfaction while maintaining over 97% client retention and anticipates triple-digit growth in FY2013, based upon their current client base and recent bookings.
December 18, 2012 Former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok Presents Leila Janah the 2012 Club de Madrid Young Leadership Award
Club de Madrid today announced that former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok has presented Samasource CEO and Founder, Leila Janah, with its first-ever Young Leadership Award. Former Prime Minister Kok currently serves as President of the Club de Madrid. The Club de Madrid Young Leadership Award recognizes Leila Janah’s unwavering commitment to the advancement of women’s political and economic rights around the world.
October 10, 2012 Samasource Announces $5.3 Million Partnership With The MasterCard Foundation & Closes $7.3 Million Philanthropic Funding Round
Samasource today announced that it has successfully closed a $7.5 million philanthropic funding round led by The MasterCard Foundation with participation from existing funders, including the California Endowment, the U.S. Department of State and the Dutch Postcode Lottery/Oxfam Novib. This funding will be used to create technology-enabled jobs for thousands of youth globally, to continue to develop Samasource’s robust technology platform, the SamaHub, and to support expansion of the organization’s microwork model into low-income communities in Gulu, Uganda and California.
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