The New Reason to Work

Roshan Paul and Ilaina Rabbat

Do you want your career to make a difference? No matter what sector you work in—or want to work in—The New Reason to Work explores countless opportunities for impactful jobs at every level.

It’s easier than you think. The New Reason to Work lays out six essential keys that can unlock your dream career in social impact. Learn how to discover and align your life’s mission with job opportunities, master the skills in demand for social impact, sustain yourself in growing an impactful career over a lifetime, and much more.

Through a uniquely engaging narrative, personal stories that take you around the globe, and concrete exercises in every chapter, The New Reason to Work provides new hope for the future—for your own career and for the world.

Press & Praise

Bill Drayton, Founder, CEO, and Chair of Ashoka and credited with coining the term "social entrepreneurship"

Every changemaker—by which I mean every person—should read this inspiring book. It shows you how to make a career of it!

Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Organizing, and Civil Society at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

Roshan and Ilaina challenge us to choose purpose, for we live in a time in which, despite the horrors, some of us are blessed with the freedom to choose work to which we are called. This is a book of stories of people finding their calling. We may be able to learn from them how to find our own.

Jerry White, Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia, shares in the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines

This book teems with pragmatic wisdom and inspiration for rising leaders. Ilaina and Roshan share four decades of experience through their engaging stories of social impact.

Named among the top twenty-five influential leaders in purposeful organizations in 2019, Roshan Paul and Ilaina Rabbat have pursued impactful careers for over twenty years all around the world. They are globally renowned experts on the future of education and social impact.

Together, they are the Co-Founders of Amani Institute, an award-winning social enterprise that has, to date, helped more than 10,000 people from over sixty-five countries accelerate their careers in social impact. Under their leadership, it supported more than 250 organizations, from large global UN departments to small local businesses and everything in between, in their efforts to change the world.
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