Roxana Goerlitz

What does it mean for you to be part of the Shoe Project?  We asked The Shoe Project alumnae to write to us about their experience in The Project. Watch and read the reflections of Roxana Goerlitz.



“It was one of the best decisions that I have taken in my life.”


Have you heard this saying, “Life is a series of little steps along the way and if you add up these tiny little steps you take toward your goal?” Well, in my case, the first step was getting away from my shyness, from being bullied at school. I was afraid of speaking in public, giving my opinion. Basically, I did not want to be noticed.

Eventually, in 2015, I took a bigger step, I came to Canada by myself, met my husband, and started a new life.

When I saw the ad about “The Shoe Project”, I had doubts about joining because of my fear of speaking in public. But I knew this experience could help me to overcome my fear. So I did it, and now I can confirm that it was a great decision, one of the best decisions I have taken in my life.

I met an amazing group of women and Canadian coaches that gave me such a big help. It was life-changing for me.
After this powerful experience, I can say that I feel more confident. It made me stronger, and I am happy to be part of The Shoe Project.

So, thank you The Shoe Project.


Roxana Goerlitz came to Canada from Chile in 2015. After four years, she participated in The Shoe Project. Roxana lives in Calgary where she recently finished the “Career Services for Foreign Trained Professionals” program of the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association. She has begun her practicum as an Administrative Assistant at Making Changes, an organization that helps empower women.
Read the story that Roxana Goerlitz wrote for The Shoe Project. Please follow the link to our interactive map. Select the country Chili in the dropdown menu. Click on a pin to read the story.