January 28, 2022

Interview with Sumaya Kazi, Founder of The Cultural Connect

Listen in (audio link is at the end of this post) as I interview Sumaya Kazi (what an amazing young woman…such a leader, and so humble and bright!), Founder and Executive Director of The Cultural Connect. I encourage you to check out this project, and sign up for one, two, three (or all) of their weekly e-magazines (really great information).


Sumaya, 25, serves as the Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief at The CulturalConnect. She has been recognized by BusinessWeek Magazine as one of America’s ‘Top 10 Entrepreneurs Under 25’, CNN as a ‘Young Person Who Rocks’, and has also been recognized as a 2007 Who’s Who of Global Emerging Leaders. She frequently keynotes at Universities and business conferences across the U.S. on topics of entrepreneurship, community-building and bridging the non-profit community with other industries.

In her spare time, Sumaya works full-time as a Marketing Manager for the Global Communications Group at Sun Microsystems, the youngest in her division. Additionally, she serves as a high school entrepreneur adviser and mentor for BUILD, a social venture that empowers under-resourced students to excel in education and succeed professionally.

Her interests include connecting young professionals with each other, traveling, technology and International human rights.

Sumaya graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Marketing & Strategic Planning. She is a Bangladeshi-American residing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Contact her at sumaya@theculturalconnect.com..

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