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Shaolee Sen, Chief Executive Officer

Shaolee Sen is an advocate for women, diversity, small business, and social justice. Inspired by her mother’s entrepreneurial spirit and journey as an Indian immigrant, Shaolee is proud to be part of an organization directly impacting the lives of women. Since fall 2017, Shaolee has led Hot Bread Kitchen as Executive Director and now Chief Executive Officer, bringing new vision, drive and energy as the organization scales.

Prior to Hot Bread Kitchen, Shaolee served as the Founding Executive Vice President for Accion, the U.S. Network, developing new programming and collaborative opportunities for a network of non-profit small business lending institutions to find scalable solutions for effecting economic development. She has fifteen years of experience in new program strategy, corporate partnership management, and business development in non-profit organizations. She started her career in community and economic development at The Bronx Defenders, establishing the Family Defense Project and securing representation for children and mothers.

Shaolee holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC-Berkeley and a BA from Barnard College and was an Aspen Institute Emerging Leaders in Microbusiness (ELM) Fellow. Shaolee lives in Jersey City and is the mother of two audacious young children.