Brazilian woman establishes international spouses group

July 16, 2019 – Gazelle magazine reports that Susan Gobbo is the founder and coordinator of the St. Louis International Spouses Meetup Group, created to embrace foreign-born women who move to the area due to their spouse’s job transfer or assignment by helping them settle down and easing their transition to new surroundings.

Gobbo, Susan

She also supervises the International Mentoring Program, which connects international women with local women to help them integrate into the local community. Ms. Gobbo’s involvement came out of downright necessity—perhaps even desperation. “I needed help when we first moved here,” she said. “I didn’t have that help.”

Gobbo and her husband, along with their young daughter, moved to the US from Brazil in 2005. Mauricio, her husband of 20 years, works for Nestlé. He was transferred to Connecticut for a global project, then was asked to come to St. Louis in 2008. “We were supposed to go back to Brazil after his project, but there was a good opportunity for him to grow his career in St. Louis—so we stayed,” she explained.

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