Changing Lives One at a Time

with guest Steve Wanta, Cofounder and CEO of JUST

JUST invests in low-income female entrepreneurs to create a more resilient America. Using a model based on trust, Steve Wanta, our guest, and Executive Director, JUST and its local underwriters are changing lives one at a time through capital, coaching and community.

Steve Wanta

Steve Wanta

Cofounder and CEO of JUST

Steve Wanta Bio:

Steve Wanta is the cofounder and CEO of JUST – a social venture investing in low-income female entrepreneurs to create more resilient communities, starting in Texas. This work is a culmination of more than a decade of experience serving and investing in entrepreneurs around the world and in Austin. First, Steve learned the essence of bottom-up community development as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala. That experience afforded him the opportunity to become the first Team Member of Whole Foods Market’s foundation, Whole Planet. During 10 years with the foundation, Steve oversaw a grant portfolio of over $70M and conducted due diligence on hundreds of microfinance institutions in more than 70 countries

Helpful Links and Resources:
  • – JUST invests in low-income, female entrepreneurs to build more resilient communities by providing access to capital and coaching through a network of empowered entrepreneur leaders. Our higher purpose is to create a more just world where people have the opportunity to live with less stress and more joy.
  • JUST One page description (PDF)
  • JUST Overview PPT (PDF)