Joy Stoddard

Joy StoddardJoy joined Whole Foods Market in 2000 and Whole Planet Foundation in 2006. She develops strategic partnerships, fundraises for microcredit, and connects Whole Foods Market shoppers, suppliers and team members as well as external advocates to Whole Planet Foundation. Joy has been awarded All*Star five times, Team Member of the Year and numerous leadership recognitions. In her role as Whole Foods Market Southwest and Rocky Mountain Regional Trainer, Joy trained thousands of team members and supported a dozen store openings, including the flagship store in Austin. Having met microentrepreneurs in Bangladesh, Brazil, Costa Rica, East Timor, Guatemala, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal and Togo, and in California, Nebraska, New York, Massachusetts, Texas and South Carolina, she is inspired to share the transformative power of microcredit and create prosperity.

 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, stepson Roman and nieces Isabel and Lily.