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March 9, 2015 | Kit Ballum Cohen

Bold in Action: Mixing Business with Mission

“For many of the women, we’re the first job where they can branch out outside of their community or outside of the domestic sphere.”

Meet Jessamyn Rodriguez, founder of Hot Bread Kitchen and 2008 Echoing Green Global Fellow. By combining training and business incubation with a product line that celebrates the backgrounds of the company's employees, New York City-based Hot Bread Kitchen helps immigrant women develop skills to break past the cycle of poverty and access the billion dollar specialty food industry.