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MAY is Startup Grind Women month #sgwomen and for this special edition, Startup Grind Port au Prince is hosting Michaelle AUGUSTE SAINT-NATUS for its nineteenth edition,
Michaelle Auguste Saint Natus is the daughter of Hilda Canez and Louis Auguste. She studied French and literature as well as business management at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. She was awarded a scholarship and pursued a master at Columbia University. She's currently the General Manager at CANEZ SA.
#sgwomen Edtion at Startup Grind! Startup Grind PAP is hosting Michaelle AUGUSTE SAINT-NATUS for its 19th edition. Mrs. Saint Natus is the daughter of Hilda Canez and Louis Auguste. She studied French, literature and business management at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. She won a scholarship and did a master at Columbia University. She's currently the General Manager at CANEZ SA.Read More
Michaelle Auguste Saint Natus is the daughter of Hilda Canez and Louis Auguste. She was born in Port-au-Prince on September 28, 1953 and married Clotaire Saint-Natus in 1987. She is the mother of two children.
Her parents were once owners of the well known bookstore "librairie Auguste" Michaelle used to accompany her father periodically to cane plantations that he owned and growing up, she participated in paying the payroll of the workers.
After finishing primary and secondary school at the Santa Rosa de Lima, her parents sent her to study in New York. They wanted her to study management but she preferred to do two diplomas. Between 1970 and 1974, she simultaneously pursued a degree course in French language and literature for her own interest and another in business management to please her parents at Skidmore. College, Saratoga Springs, NY. After graduating, she became a member of the Periclean Honor Society and opted for a master degree in language teaching with a specialization in bilingual education, which she earned in 1976. She explains: "I decided that I wanted to teach. I had to look for a job so that I could stay on my own. My parents had certainly sent me to make a license but they did not have money for a master. "
She was awarded a scholarship for her master degree at Columbia University from 1974 to 1976. She began working as a resource person and trainer for the New York City Board of Education in Brooklyn. In the following years she served as a technical assistant for a racially desegregated program in New York State, worked as a technical assistant for the New York State Education Department at the World Trade Center, and then in the northeastern United States before becoming the principal between 1982 and 1984 of the HAPTT project (Haitian Project in Preschool and Primary Teacher Training). "I took care of schools touching Haitian and Latin communities in New York City," she summarizes.
Despite her 14 years in the United States, she had an H1 type visa and had to renew it yearly. She returned to Haiti in 1985 and joined the management of the family business, Valerio Canez, served for two years as Director of Educational Services at Henri Deschamps and also began writing various primary and preschool textbooks. She is the author of the "Mon premier livre de français".
Since January 2010, she has been a special consultant on the board of directors and management of Haititec, a Vocational and Technical Training Center, and currently acts as General Manager at Valerio Canez SA, Director of Educational Projects at the Museum of the "Parc Historique de la canne à Sucre".
She has worked in project management for UNICEF, UNESCO and the World Bank. She directed three consecutive Kellogg Foundation grants as well as large Usaid grants and has taken intensive courses at Illinois State University in Human Resources and in Social Leadership at Harvard as a scholarship grantee.