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This Wednesday

    • October 04, 2023
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712

    Root Causes of Global Poverty and Solutions For Entrepreneurs

    Learn how innovations in the microfinance sector are mitigating financial shocks for people living in extreme poverty such as weather changes, natural disasters, family illness and a lack of basic needs.  Hear success stories about women taking part in the Resilient Farmer Fund, the Economic Opportunity Fund, the Energy & Water Fund and the Food Security Fund. Learn how you can get involved in Whole Planet Foundation's October 25 Party With A Purpose here in Austin or our Community Engagement Committee

    About our speaker:

    Joy joined Whole Foods Market in 2000 and Whole Planet Foundation in 2006. In her role as the leader of Whole Planet Foundation’s Development and Outreach Team, she develops strategic partnerships, connects people to the Foundation’s mission of alleviating global poverty, and invites new advocates to join our cause. Having traveled in 43 countries and 48 states, she is inspired to share the transformative power of microcredit and create prosperity.Joy has been awarded All*Star six times, Team Member of the Year and numerous leadership recognitions 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 her father John.  She is delighted to return to MBC and appreciates Beverly Biehl and Claire Weber for their membership on the Whole Planet Foundation Community Engagement Committee, which is accepting new members.


    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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