738: Pursue A Mission With Shen Ming Lee

Shen Ming Lee is an author, former entrepreneur and activist passionate about agri-food tech and social impact. She is the author Pursue A Mission With Shen Ming Leeof “Hungry For Disruption: How Tech Innovations Will Nourish 10 Billion By 2050” (Amazon #1 New Release), which provides a futuristic vision for embracing the technological and scientific advances in food for the coming decades. Shen is currently the co-founder & co-organizer of the Cornell Future Food Summit, a first-of-its-kind summit and platform aiming to empower and connect food fighters for a better food future. Previously, she was an Associate at global innovation engine Thought For Food (TFF), where she helped build out TFF’s partner ecosystem in the US and ASEAN regions. She previously founded Fresco Foods (a social food venture at Cornell) and Fresco Supper Club (a social-impact driven restaurant in Singapore). Through her work, Shen empowers and supports agri-food innovators, tackles pressing food issues, and advocates for tech innovations in a better food future. A lover of all things gastronomy, Shen is a soon-to-be graduate at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. She grew up in Malaysia and previously lived in Singapore. In her free time, she loves to cook, go to farmer’s markets, box, spin and watch Suits and Chef’s Table.

Shen talks about her journey to pursue a mission and how it has helped her live a purposeful life.  She also shares tips that can help you in your own journey to self confidence.


Shen Ming Lee is an author, a student at Cornell and an entrepreneur.

Cultural Background

Shen Ming is of Chinese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

The only person who can make you happy is you.

The only person who can make you happy is you.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is being comfy paving your own path on your own timeline.  It is about going the road less travelled.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Shen was pretty confident throughout her life but she did compare herself to others.

The “AHA” Moment

Shen went to a social mission high school where she was taught how to create a purpose and mission.  For her she was passionate about educating people about food and health.  It was the first time she pursued a purpose and a mission.  This was also her first time to being purposeful in life.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Shen’s life is more freeing and liberating.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Take time to understand your worth and value you bring to the table.

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