Unstoppable Gretchen Mangahas
As an Internationally Educated Professional, Gretchen was unfazed by the challenges of building anew a career as a Communication Specialist in Canada when she decided to move here in 2019 to reunite with her family.
Gretchen believes in the power of learning when lived experiences are shared with others and because of this, she immediately connected with immigrant-serving organizations where she found UnstoppableMe. She participated in the March 2020 cohort of the Group Mentoring Program where she was guided by long-time UnstoppableMe mentor Arcelia Camacho.
As a former educator of Development Communication in the Philippines, and with her desire to support others in need, Gretchen volunteered as a member of the Social Media Team of UnstoppableMe after her mentoring program. According to Gretchen, as a volunteer, she learned the value of professional networking and collaborating with others with different backgrounds. She added that she learned new skills in content creation, as well as the use of content management applications. As a volunteer, Gretchen designed flyers and helped manage the social media calendar for UnstoppableMe.
“Volunteering is always an exciting opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, understand Canadian culture and to be of service to others. UnstoppableMe has opened many doors for me in my journey as a newcomer. I highly recommend that others consider volunteering as a path to integrating into the Canadian community.”