So many of the folks we work with have multidimensional stories. They often aren’t just working on a single project, business or mission – instead they are often involved in so many things all at once and so we often wonder about what they themselves hope their legacy will be about. We’ve shared some of their responses with you below.

Kathryn Mikesell | Co-founder

I want artists to be valued for their tremendous contributions to and impact on our lives. Artists feed every sense, ignite change, open our hearts and minds, provoke conversation and provide a unique perspective with the power to change how we view, move and act in this world. I want to be remembered as a loving mom, wife, sister, friend and champion for artists. I hope to be remembered for personal connections I’ve made for others and as someone who’s actions spoke louder than her words. Read more>>

Maria Fernanda & Maria Corina Cabezas | CEOs & Co-Founders

Having to reinvent ourselves after emigrating to a new country in our late 20’s, we found ourselves losing some of our most beloved traditions due to our busy lifestyles. One of these traditions was eating arepas every day like we were used to when we were growing up in Venezuela. We looked everywhere for a convenient and healthy alternative, but we could not find it anywhere. We took matters into our own hands, and just a few months ago, we came up with the first ready to eat arepa in the market that can be heated on a toaster and is made using top quality ingredients. We founded TOAST-IT with a clear mission to export our culture and make arepas accessible not only to Venezuelans and Colombians, but to people from other nationalities who have become arepa fans. Read more>>

John Lewis | Film Maker & Public Speaker

I want my legacy to be about someone who came into a messed up world but did everything he could to make it better than how he found it. Despite the odds, despite the adversity, despite going against the norm I want my legacy to be that I made compassion cool. Most of all I want people to understand that I want everyone to feel empowered. When people look back in my story and what I have done I want people to feel that the stories about them and not me I want them to understand that they are the ones who have the power to change their lives, improve their lives, and improve their families lives as well. I don’t want it to be about me I want to be about the person that finds out about my story.Most of all I want people to understand that I want everyone to feel empowered. Read more>>

Marylin Dans | Serial Entrepreneur

The ability to persevere regardless of obstacles. Read more>>