Applied Empathy Podcast: Be the Change

Applied Empathy Podcast: Be the Change

Lauren Bush Lauren
Jessamyn Rodriguez

Applied Empathy is a monthly conversation series held at Sub Rosa’s studio in Manhattan. Each discussion features individuals who incorporate empathic behaviors into their professional and personal lives. In conjunction with a Sub Rosa moderator and audience, they discuss a unique theme pertaining to empathy and their respective careers.

For June’s discussion, Be the Change: Empathy and Socially Conscious Business, Sub Rosa’s Michael Ventura spoke with Lauren Bush Lauren, Founder & CEO of FEED Projects, creators of ‘good products that help feed the world.’ They were joined by Jessamyn Rodriguez, Founder & CEO of Hot Bread Kitchen, which builds lasting economic security for low-income, immigrant, and minority individuals by creating pathways to professional opportunities in the culinary industry.

Hear what happened when these social entrepreneurs met for the first time to discuss the role of empathy in their respective enterprises.

Sub Rosa’s Applied Empathy podcast is available via SoundCloud, StitcherGoogle Play, and iTunes. To receive updates about future Sub Rosa-hosted discussions, please email