What Do Bread and a Path to Success for Women Have in Common?

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What Do Bread and a Path to Success for Women Have in Common?

For a group of bakers in New York, the answer is a whole lot.
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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:05pm

Hot Bread Kitchen is a New York City-based bakery, and so much more... It gives foreign-born and low-income women a real opportunity to build a secure future.

Here's how it works: The bakery raises money for training programs by selling multiethnic breads — like Armenian lavash, Mexican nixtamal tortillas, Moroccan m'smen, Persian flatbreads, and Bangladeshi chapati — that are inspired by the women it serves. 

(Even better: They don't use any chemical preservatives, colors, or flavors, and they source locally grown produce and grains. Double win!)

Just last month, Hot Bread Kitchen earned a game-changing opportunity: a mentorship with JetBlue airlines. 

Called "BlueBud," the JetBlue initiative is designed to foster relationships with environmentally and socially responsible food companies and start-ups.

The goal is for Hot Bread Kitchen to learn how to become a supplier for large commercial companies — like airlines. To accomplish that, JetBlue offers tours of catering centers, speaking and taste-testing opportunities so that JetBlue employees and customers can become familiar with Hot Bread Kitchen. And the bakery will have access to JetBlue so that they can learn everything they need to know about becoming a vendor.

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Keywords: Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship | BlueBud | Corporate Social Responsibility | Hot Bread Kitchen | JetBlue Airways | success for women