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renu shah
bagaria
innocent
bajeneza
tina
berger
fatou
coulibaly
subhash
ghimire
jen
lemen
myriam
joseph
henry
lohmeyer
rachael
maddox
stephanie
roberts
odette
umererwa
ria
sharon

Jen Lemen first conceived Hopeful World as a beautiful utopia where heart-felt dreamers collaborated across race, class and cultural lines to bring the very best of the world’s wisdom to the teeming masses. All it took was several failed friendships, a national level photography contest, three continents, one Kampala street corner, a massive heartbreak, and the surprise of kindness to realize that sometimes you have to lose your hope completely before you can see hopefulness in a whole new light.

Now, in the quiet of her yellow house, Jen dreams less of utopia and more about what can happen when you let go of what’s holding you back for what’s calling you to listen and grow right here, right now…

A hopeful world where the tools of technology and the beauty of design can create mini-platforms for hard-won insights to be shared…

where learning comes from life lessons… whether those lessons were learned in the throes of failure or the kitchen of motherhood or the slums of Nepal…

where the cash you earn in a business can make magic happen in a part of the world where emerging leaders use their common sense and deep passion to make broken systems new…

where you learn what it means to be “I” so you can be a vibrant, healthy part of a cooperative “we”…

where you do your work slowly and methodically, with attention to detail and a willingness to consider how each step impacts the whole…

where holding space for another to take a risk is your own dream come true….

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