“Real transformation is not just the money … it is the career pathway, the discovery and the building of skills.” – Wendy Gonzalez
In this episode of OneTAKE Live, host Ian Barkin sits down with Wendy Gonzalez, president and interim CEO at Samasource, to discuss her company’s life-altering efforts to bring prosperity to underserved communities around the world through training and technology.
What is the impact of opportunity? For Wendy Gonzalez, it’s a link between humanity and technological advancement. Her company’s founder, the late Leila Janah, passionately believed in the integrity of giving work to people living in poverty, and Wendy is carrying on her important mission. After all, according to Wendy, “The marriage of social impact and business will change the world.” In our current climate, little could be closer to the truth.
Samasource has lifted more than 50,000 people out of poverty in countries like Kenya and Uganda, but its impact doesn’t stop there — it combines technology and human ingenuity to create jobs and offer its workforce and their families a livable wage. By advancing digital literacy and training for people living in poverty, Wendy has found that effecting true change requires more than writing an aid check — it requires an ecosystem of opportunity. From artificial intelligence to gaming systems to elephant conservation efforts, Wendy and Samasource are evolving what impact sourcing means and how it can change the world.
Join us as Wendy discusses AI, impact sourcing and how talent is everywhere — it’s just a matter of opportunity.
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