Gina Mangieri

Gina Mangieri

Reporter - Investigative at KHON2

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88 Piikoi St Ofc, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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(808) 591-2222

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MBA  - University of Hawaii

bachelor's Degree  - Journalism , Northwestern University

master's degree  - Journalism , Northwestern University


Co-Founder  - The Cole Academy

Co-founder  - Hawaii Nautical

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The speaker for May's luncheon was Gina Mangieri, founder of the Cole Academy and reporter for KHON-TV 2 news.
Gina's topic of speech was about "following your passion. Gina described herself as a "lifetime journalist. Her mother's passion was working for the news in New York City, which Gina believes is why she gravitated to study journalism in college. Before she worked for Channel 2 News, she was the editor for Pacific Business News. While working at Pacific Business News, she had her first child, Cole. Being a mother and working full time, it was hard for her to find a balance. At that time, choices for daycare and preschool were limited, and conflicted with the parents' working schedule. That's when she decided that maybe downtown needed a daycare that was open to taking care of infants to five-year-olds and matched to a fulltime parents' work schedule. With that idea, came Cole Academy, which opened within just eight months. Since Gina opened that first daycare in downtown, Cole Academy has grown to five locations: Kunia, 10th Avenue in Kaimuki, Kailua, and Kapolei. Her long term goal is to expand to the Neighbor Islands so that she can help provide parents with a nice place for their children to stay and learn while the parents are at work. Cole Academy's mission is to provide good jobs, good care, and good relief for parents. Gina also has a family business with her husband, called "Hawaii Nautical," a tourist attraction that provides fishing, snorkeling, sailing, etc. for visitors. Gina and her husband own two boats, named "Honiaulani" (kiss of warm sunshine) and the "Spirit of Aloha. Gina is always asked "how do you have a career, run two small businesses, have young children and find a balance for everything? She replies that she does not have the answer, but finds everything in her life very rewarding, no matter how busy it gets. She is very warm, and when she talks you can hear the smile in her voice and a sparkle in her eye, a cue that we can all take away from this presentation and practice.

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