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Hearts on Fire: Leila's Story
By: Milken Institute
November 20, 2012

When Leila received a college scholarship from an oil company, she decided to travel to the developing world and see what good she could bring. Her story is transformational.

This is a clip from the Milken Institute forum "Hearts on Fire" a discussion with visionary women entrepreneurs.

Leila Janah was inspired by her immigrant parents to connect the poor to online job opportunities. Susana De Anda tapped into her family's farmworker background and today brings clean water to the San Joaquin Valley. They are two of 14 inspirational visionaries featured in the book "Hearts on Fire" by Jill Iscol.

At this Milken Institute Forum, moderator Angella Nazarian - herself an author who has written about female pioneers - led a dynamic and thoughtful conversation with Iscol, De Anda and Janah about how these innovative women are turning idealism into action and changing the world in the process.