Meet the Amazing, World-Changing, Center-Founding Sattie Persaud

New York, N.Y.  I first met the amazing Sattie Persaud through the Indo-American Arts Council (?) in 201X(?).  She immediately impressed me with her strong personality combined with her gentle soul. Born in (British) Guyana and raised in neighboring Suriname (Dutch Guyana), Sattie broke the cycle of seven generations of women married at or before the age of thirteen. She went on to become the first in seven generations to make it past the third grade, and then the first to drive, attend college – or get divorced!

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Sattie is a well-rounded woman. She received her B.A. in Accounting from Pace University, a degree in screenwriting from the New York Film Academy; and is the founder of World Heritage Cultural Center. She has written two screenplays and is presently working on her first novel. All of which she does while managing a day job as Treasury Manager for the United Technologies Corporation. She has an impressive resume that spans multinational corporations such as IBM, UBS, and Lehman Brothers. I could tell she was a global leader-to-be and I made a mental note to try follow her.

Fast-forward x years, and she has made a large impact. She founded the World Heritage Cultural Center (WHCC), an organization that has been presenting international culture on a global stage since 2009. I spoke with Sattie recently about her World Heritage Cultural Center and she told me:

The Universe gave me a chance and I fulfilled my dream of attending college. It’s the most beautiful feeling of witnessing your most intimate dream come true.. I have an overwhelming love for my fellow humans. The World Heritage Cultural Center is my way of giving back to the Universe. My parents taught us that Love doesn’t begin at the front door and end at our back door. That we’re all one Family, one Human Race. Diversity is strength.

Since inception in 2009, the World Heritage Cultural Center has hosted its Global Beats stage since 2009 with the National Geo Travel Show. WHCC has been hosting the Global Beats stage since 2009 with them.  This travel show is now independent and one of the largest travel show in the world.

One of the WHCC’s very first accomplishments was its first World of Colors Concert in its first year – with 23 countries represented, broadcast to 160 countries! Her organization today works with over 300 cultural groups in the U.S. alone. The Huffington Post labeled the World Heritage Cultural Center “The multicultural organization of New York” in 20XX.

This cultural institution will soon launch its official magazine and is working with over one hundred consulates and embassies in New York. Guatemala will be on the cover of the first edition as the magazine explores the jungles of Central America as never seen before.

Additionally, over the next five years WHCC plans to create a physical location for the organization in Brewster, N.Y. with the goal of sharing and teaching world cultures with the local communities nearby and with all of the greater NYC metro area.

As our interview continued, I asked Sattie about the actual building of the Cultural Center. “We agreed to terms on the purchase of land in March 2017 for $200,000 and received approval from the town for a 30,000 square foot building with a budget of $6 million. We are currently moving mountains to raise the initial $200,000 to finalize the land purchase in March.”

The expansive building will have a sound studio, a green screen studio, a ballroom, indoor theater, classrooms, world library, cultural boutique, café – and a kitchen set with its own unique cooking show. There will even be an outdoor theater.

What is Sattie’s vision for the future? “To create WHCC chapters or centers  across the U.S. and across the globe. Our first international chapter will be in Guatemala beginning this spring.”

Sattie Persaud is a rare woman of vision, compassion and determination. The World Heritage Cultural Center is an impressive institution and I am particularly proud to have recently agreed to work with Sattie as a member of its Board!

To find out more about WHCC and its vision, or to help them reach their goals with a donation, you may visit their website at www.whcc.org, or email Sattie directly at spersaud@whcc.org

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OLD VERSION:

New York, N.Y. I first met the amazing Sattie Persaud through the Indo-American Arts Council (?) in 201X(?).  She immediately impressed me with her strong personality combined with her gentle soul. I could tell she was a global leader-to-be and I made a mental note to try follow her.

Fast-forward x years, and she made a large impact. She founded the World Heritage Cultural Center (WHCC), an organization that has been presenting international culture on a global stage since 2009. For example, one of the WHCC’s very first accomplishments was its first World of Colors Concert in its first year – with 23 countries represented, broadcast to 160 countries!

Born in (British) Guyana and raised in neighboring Suriname (Dutch Guyana), Sattie broke the cycle of seven generations of women married at or before the age of thirteen. She went on to become the first in seven generation to make it past third grade, and then the first to drive, college – or get divorced!

In 2015, on a stage in Connecticut, she awarded me her organization’s prestigious World of Colors Global Appreciation Award for my work with Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) and the J. Luce Foundation.

Sattie is well-rounded. She received her B.A. in Accounting from Pace University, then a degree in screenwriting from the New York Film Academy; founder of World Heritage Cultural Center. She has written two screenplays and is presently working on her first novel. Al of which she does while having a day job as Treasury Manager for the United Technologies Corporation.

In the past, she has been equally corporate, with an impressive resume that spans multinational corporations such as IBM, UBS, and Lehman Brothers.

I spoke with Sattie recently about her World Heritage Cultural Center and she told me, “The Universe gave me a chance and I fulfilled my dream of attending college. It’s the most beautiful feeling of witnessing your most intimate dream come true.. I have an overwhelming love for my fellow humans. WHCC is my way of giving back to the Universe. My parents taught us that Love doesn’t begin at the front door and end at our back door. That we’re all one Family, one Human Race. Diversity is strength.”

Her organization today works with over 300 cultural groups in the U.S. alone. The Huffington Post labeled the World Heritage Cultural Center “The multicultural organization of New York” in 20XX.

Since inception in 2009 through 20XX, the World Heritage Cultural Center has hosted its Global Beats stage since 2009 with the National Geo Travel Show. WHCC has been hosting the Global Beats stage since 2009 with them.  This travel show is now independent and one of the largest travel show in the world.

In 2017, this cultural institution will launch its official magazine and is working with over one hundred consulates and embassies in New York. Guatemala will be on the cover of the first edition as the magazine explores the jungles of Central America as never seen before. I am excited to announce that I have joined that expedition as we will explore restricted areas of the country never open to the public before!

As our interview continued, I asked Sattie about the actual building of the Cultural Center. “We are purchasing land in March 2017 $200,000 – to build an already approved/zoned by the town 30,000 square foot building with a budget of $6 million. We are currently moving mountains to raise the initial $200,000.”

The expansive building will have a sound studio, a green screen studio, a ballroom, indoor theater, classrooms, world library, cultural boutique, café – and a kitchen set with its own unique cooking show. There will even be an outdoor theater.

What is Sattie’s vision for the future? “To create chapters or centers  across the U.S.  Our first international chapter will be in Guatemala beginning this spring.”

Sattie Persaud is a rare woman of vision , compassion and stubbornness. The World Heritage Cultural Center is an impressive institution and I am particularly proud to have recently agreed to work with Sattie as a member of its Board!

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Jim Luce (www.lucefoundation.org) writes and speaks on Thought Leaders and Global Citizens. Bringing 26 years management experience within both investment banking and the non-profit sector, Jim has worked for Daiwa Bank, Merrill Lynch, a spin-off of Lazard Freres, and two not-for profit organizations and a foundation he founded. As Founder & CEO of Orphans International Worldwide (www.oiww.org), he is working with a strong network of committed professionals to build interfaith, interracial, Internet-connected orphanages in Haiti and Indonesia, and creating a new, family-care model for orphans in Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

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