We’ve always suspected Hot Bread Kitchen founder and CEO Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez to be a superhero, and Zagat confirmed it. Her superpower? Offering opportunities to women with barriers to entering the workforce.
Jessamyn and Lauren Bush on Empathy and Socially Conscious Business
Jessamyn joined Lauren Bush of FEED Projects in a conversation at Sub Rosa as part of their Applied Empathy series, to discuss their paths to entrepreneurship and social enterprise. “It’s shocking how little it costs to do good,” Lauren said. Jessamyn noted that entrepreneurs are drawn to HBK Incubates because they recognize that “impact is good […]
Serious Eats Special Sauce
Serious Eats’ Ed Levine and Jessamyn go way back. They first met eight years ago, when Ed discovered Jessamyn and her mother selling handmade tortillas at a tiny farmers market in West Harlem. Since then, he’s become obsessed with our bialys (which he calls the very best in New York), and we’ve grown quite a bit. […]
Saveur: Jessamyn Rodriguez Gives Women Voices through Bread
Saveur profiled Jessamyn for their Ladies First column about women doing awesome things in the food world, and she announced that we will be looking to bring Hot Bread Kitchen’s model to another city starting in 2017.
Family Circle: The 20 Most Influential Moms of 2016
Family Circle‘s roundup of the most influential moms of 2016 featured Jessamyn as “The Dough Gooder.” She shared some of the best advice she’s gotten: “Someone once told me that I should go about my work as if I knew that I was doing everything correctly. Many women, myself included, act with fear that we are […]
Crain’s New York Stories
Crain’s New York came to Hot Bread Kitchen to talk to Jessamyn about why she started a social enterprise bakery. Watch her New York story here.