Leila Toplic

Global Program Lead

Leila Toplic, NLG Tech Task Force, NetHope

Leila leads NLG Tech Task Force at NetHope, a tech consortium of 50 global NGOs. The Task Force connects resources and expertise in tech sector with the needs of millions of children and youth that were displaced by conflict.

Prior to NetHope Leila served as the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at LRNG, an edtech social enterprise committed to closing the equity gap by transforming how young people access and experience learning. She also worked at the Sama Group as the Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships supporting three programs dedicated to lifting people out of poverty through work (Samasource), education (Samaschool), and healthcare (Samahope). Before joining Sama Group, Leila spent over 13 years in tech sector leading brand and marketing strategy and programs at Microsoft and Adobe.

Leila’s passion for social causes is rooted in her life experience as a refugee from Bosnia and has manifested itself in a number of ways since Leila and her family fled Bosnia in the mid-90s. This included teaching English and art at the Bosnian Refugee School in the Nagyatad Refugee Camp.

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