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 lead Hot Bread Kitchen as CEO, working to directly impact New York’s culturally and economically diverse workforce of women and food entrepreneurs.
Prior to Hot Bread Kitchen, Shaolee served as executive vice president for Accion in the US, developing new programming and collaborative opportunities for a network of non-profit small business lending institutions to find scalable solutions for affecting economic development. She has over 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, helping to establish its family defense practice.
Shaolee serves on the board of the New York Employment Training Coalition and on the Capital One Community Renewal Fund Advisory Board. She resides in Jersey City and is the mother of two young children.