Marie Forleo & Leila Janah: Fighting Global Poverty Through Technology

The violence, inequality and injustice that exists in our world right now can feel insurmountable.

One thing that always gives me strength and hope is recognizing that, amidst the pain and challenge of our times, there are legions of remarkable human beings who are actively working to create a better world.

Not only for themselves, or for a specific religious or political ideology, but for all of humanity.

There’s a psychological ripple effect that comes with the dignity of work. @leila_c Click To Tweet

Specifically, for the billions (yes, with a b) of overlooked, forgotten and often marginalized populations. Their important stories rarely make headlines or garner the support of international leaders.

But as my guest today wisely said, “You don’t have to accept the world for what it is, but you can mold it into what you think it could be.”

Each of us has the power to use our lives to lift others up. Leila Janah, founder of Sama Group, is a living demonstration of that. Listen in as we talk about the transformative impact of dignified work and how technology can be leveraged to make our world a more equitable and just place for all.

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Satya Jewelry: How to Run a Profitable Purpose-Driven Business

When Josh and I first got together, he’d often surprise me with jewelry for my birthday and Christmas. Nothing too crazy or extravagant. Just something small and lovely and sweet.

While I was deeply grateful, invariably we’d wind up returning whatever piece he chose so that I could get something that was more, well, me. (I don’t own a lot of stuff, so I gotta loooove it to keep it!)

Josh said, “How about this: why don’t we go shopping together and you can pick out exactly what you want?”

Smart man.

I walked us over to a beautiful little store near our home called Satya Jewelry. It’s the kind of place that you stop at every time you pass by because your eye always catches something heavenly in the window.

Satya means “truth” in Sanskrit. Their mission is to create pieces that are meaningful, inspiring and beautiful. Plus, they believe in giving back so with every purchase, you’re helping to improve the lives of women and children worldwide.

If you love what you do and your intention is pure, the universe will open every door. @satyajewelry Click To Tweet

I was captivated. This was the first fashion brand I’d seen that not only had gorgeous product, but that executed a for-profit, for purpose-business model in such a genuine and elegant way.

On one of my many visits to the store, I remember thinking to myself “Wow, I really love this. Wouldn’t it be cool if someday I had my own little Satya line of jewelry?”

A few years later, I was at a friend’s party and bumped into Satya herself. I was totally uncool and fangirled on about how much I loved her work and that it was the one brand of jewelry I keep going back to.

(Being nonchalant is not one of my strong suits.)

After chatting for a bit, one thing became clear. The reason I loved the jewelry so much had everything to do with the authentic soul who created it. Her generous and optimistic spirit spills forth into everything she touches.

Here on MarieTV, one request I often receive is for more stories of everyday people who decide to leave the safe path to follow their crazy, unconventional heart.

Wish granted. In today’s episode you’ll hear about Satya’s adventurous journey from being a disenchanted social worker to launching an enormously successful global jewelry brand from scratch.

I’m also deeply honored to announce our first ever capsule collection with Satya called #BeBlessed. I love having small totems around to ground me in my truth and inspire me towards my dreams, and I hope these lovely pieces can do the same for you.

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Educate A Girl, Change The World w/ Marie Forleo & Tammy Tibbetts

Every once in a while, you meet someone who is the epitome of eloquence.

Someone who inspires you with her gentle strength, loving heart and fierce determination to make this world a better place.

That woman is Tammy Tibbetts, founder of She’s The First. Tammy and I connected last year, when we sponsored nine amazing girls through Tammy’s organization in honor of Malala Day.

(Huge shout out to our STF scholars – Idda, Makesh, Maimuna, Rachel, Swastika, Mariamawit, Mary, Irma, and Elizabeth!)

Move yourself out of the way & there's no limit to what you can do. @tammytibbetts Click To Tweet

In today’s episode, you’ll learn how Tammy went from selling prom dresses to launching a global organization that has sponsored over 1,254 years of girls’ education in low-income countries.

The goal is creating first-generation graduates and our next generation of global leaders.

Because as research has shown, when you educate a girl, you change more than just one life. You change the world.

While I adore this entire conversation, I really want you to listen for this…

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Scott Harrison: How Water Changes Everything

Last week, we were shooting a bunch of new videos at the studio.

Over lunch, a big talk bubbled up about drinking enough water. Especially how water makes your skin glow, turbo charges your energy, helps you sleep and wake up easier, and keeps everything “flowing” if you know what I mean.

So for the past week, my water consumption has been even higher than usual — and I gotta say, I feel amazing.

It’s wild how something so basic can so easily be taken for granted, right?

Water can give a woman dignity, at the most human level. @scottharrison Click To Tweet

That’s why I’m particularly excited to share this conversation of Scott Harrison of charity: water with you. Not only is this one of our most inspiring episodes of the year…

It’s also a chance for you and I to do some incredible, world changing good, together. More on that in a moment.

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Malala Day 2014 – Even A Bullet Couldn’t Silence Her

There once was a girl who wanted to go to school. But some people around her did not want her to learn.

They feared education would give her power. Those people had a meeting and decided to assassinate her. On October 9, 2012, they walked onto her school bus, asked for her by name and shot her in the head.

Her name is Malala Yousafzai.

As you may know, even their bullets couldn’t silence her.

I stand w/@MalalaFund to show that together, courage is #StrongerThan fear. Click To Tweet

Malala is one of the world’s most courageous leaders, and one of my personal heroes.

On July 12th, Malala will turn 17 and finish another year of school.

We’re partnering with Malala.org and other organizations to celebrate Malala Day on July 14th, and we’d love you to join us.

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