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Positive Impact Philanthropy Podcast

Jul 21, 2021

Join Lori and Agatha Kulaga as they discuss how it’s possible to build a socially responsible business while still being profitable. Selling amazing baked goods is the core of what she does, but her focus is also on creating opportunities for people from marginalized communities. Stay tuned as she shares how her values made an impact on the success of her business!


Here are the things to expect in this episode:

  • Agatha shares how she came from a social work background before starting her business. How did she use her business as a tool for social change?
  • The various communities and nonprofits she works with.
  • Entering a program for entrepreneurs who wanted to incorporate impact into their business.
  • The impact of openly communicating your values to customers and clients.
  • And more!


About Agatha:


Agatha Kulaga is the CEO & Co-founder of Ovenly. A lifelong baker turned entrepreneur, with a background in social work research and advocacy, she firmly believes in the power of business for social change. She continues to build a bakery empire while focusing on scaling progressive business practices and leading the company's retail and wholesale growth and expansion. It’s no surprise she’s been recognized as one of New York’s most “badass” leaders in food by Zagat and as one of the Cherry Bombe 100. You can find her in Food & Wine, New York Magazine, Food 52, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Vogue, to name a few. She also co-authored Ovenly: Sweet & Salty Recipes from New York’s Most Creative Bakery.


Kulaga is an avid speaker for ethical entrepreneurship, mentor, consultant, and advisory member for Women in Hospitality United and The Center for Employment Opportunities.


Her favorite color is butter yellow and her favorite treat is the Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie.


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