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Leslie Abbey and Miriam Warren

Leslie Abbey, Esq. (she/her) is an organizational leader and entrepreneur who has committed her career to supporting families and youth, social justice, and data-driven strategies to improve social service outcomes. As Hot Bread Kitchen’s CEO, Leslie is overseeing execution of the organization’s three-year plan to support 1,000 breadwinners across New York City and expand its programs to all five boroughs. Prior to joining Hot Bread Kitchen, past experiences include: Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Covenant House New York, Chief Program Officer at Lantern Community Services, and positions with New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). A critical thinker with a passion for building programs that improve social service outcomes and the experience of users of public systems, Leslie is also a founder of two nonprofit organizations: Family Legal Care (formerly LIFT) and  Anthos|Home.

Miriam Warren is the Chief Diversity Officer at Yelp and Board Chair of the Yelp Foundation. She joined Yelp in 2007, serving in a variety of marketing and operational roles, including leading the company’s expansion efforts internationally as Vice President of New Markets. Presently, Miriam heads a team working at the intersection of culture, employee engagement, social impact and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.