My J.E.D.I Why: “These business are critical to delivering the innovations we need to repair our world and regenerate a future in which all our children can thrive. However, they can only realize that potential by acknowledging the injustices that scaffold our economic system — and authentically striving to represent, reflect, and inspire the change we want to see.”
Joy Basu is currently an senior advisor to innovative food businesses and financial vehicles seeking authentic and impact-integrated growth. She was the first Chief of Staff at TPG Growth, where she served as an architect and engine of The Rise Fund. She was also The Rise Fund’s inaugural impact sector lead for food and agriculture. Prior to joining TPG, Joy was a consultant at McKinsey & Company; she focused on agricultural development, working with businesses, governments and donors to improve agricultural value chains in emerging markets. Joy served as project manager to the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture, and has closely supported strategic projects for the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency and Starbucks Coffee Company.
Joy earned her JD and MBA from Stanford University with a certificate in public management and social innovation; while at Stanford, she served as President of the Women of Stanford Law, a leader of the Afghanistan Legal Education Project and an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow. Joy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy and Economics from Duke University. She currently serves as a Trustee for the Heifer Foundation, a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project. Born and raised in Illinois, Joy strives daily to be a mindful global citizen with strong Midwestern roots.Book A Lesson