Alleviating Poverty in Austin and Around the World
Providing microcredit loans to the world's poorest people is a hand up, not a hand out. Learn about Whole Planet Foundation and its network delivering microcredit as a financially sustainable and empowering vehicle to alleviate poverty.
About Our Speaker:
Joy Stoddard is the Executive Development & Outreach Director of Whole Planet Foundation, a Whole Foods Market non-profit dedicated to alleviating global poverty. She develops strategic partnerships and connects people to the mission of serving the world’s poorest people with microcredit and the chance to lift themselves up through their own hard work and creativity. Having traveled in 40 countries and 48 states, she is inspired to share the transformative power of microfinance and create prosperity around the globe, including right here in Austin. Joy has spearheaded fundraising of more than $70,000,000 and has been awarded numerous leadership recognition from Whole Foods Market. Previously, she coordinated training programs at the International Monetary Fund for six years. She has a B.A. from Washington and Lee University and speaks French and Spanish. Joy enjoys Austin with her husband Scott and teenager Roman.
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