UPDATE: Please note that due to weather and cancellations, we have cancelled this event. Stay tuned for info coming soon about our April Dinner.
A bit last minute, but we’re thrilled to have Popy Dimoulas-Graham on board for our March Dinner. In her own words, she will be presenting on the twists and turns of her career transition from being a public health Epidemiologist to founding a social tech venture, Charity Republic.
A bit more about our speaker… Popy Dimoulas-Graham is the founder of Charity Republic, but this was not even close to her original career path. Popyâ€™s boundless curiosity and drive to help others prompted her to shift away from an established role in the health sector (as an Epidemiologist, BSc MSc), towards charity. An avid volunteer since she was 12 years old, Popy has volunteered both locally and internationally in India, Kenya, and Italy. Her â€˜careerâ€™ as a volunteer has helped her identify the challenges related to volunteering, something Popy now addresses in her current role.
And a bit more about Popy’s organization… In December 2010, Popy launched Charity Republic: an online platform where volunteers share and rate their volunteer experiences with charities and nonprofits. The model for Charity Republic includes an opportunity to build charity profiles, access word-of-mouth reviews, and connect with volunteer-related content. Charity Republic is also currently developing a volunteer app for schools and businesses, which includes the tracking of volunteer hours, connecting people to volunteer opportunities, and relevant analytics.
As the Founder of Charity Republic, Popy works closely with charitable organizations and volunteers in Waterloo Region to broaden the impact of volunteering.