Dr Elisha Attai
Global gender parity advocate
There are only a few men who have devoted their entire lives to fighting for women. Dr Elisha Attai, a native of Ini Local Government Area, is one of them. Since 2008, his organization, African Women in Leadership Organisations, AWLO, has brought women across Africa and in the Diaspora together to chart a new course of development for the country in an environment where women enjoy equal rights to live to their full potentials as their male counterparts. AWLO conferences are usually must attend summits, attracting First Ladies, Government Ministers, business leaders, politicians and women of impact. There are 28 AWLO chapters in 14 countries across three continents.
Ask this son of an Apostolic Church minister who started his career as a journalist and producer, what his motivation is and he will tell you: Service to humankind. Gender Parity. An informed person. Equality of mankind. Elisha is a strong advocate for the development and advancement of the African woman. He is the President/Founder of AWLO and the initiator/organiser of the famed African Women in Leadership Conference (AWLC), a global movement of Women of African descent changing the narratives of leadership in the world. He holds Master degrees in Public Administration and Music Technology with several years of experience in public relations, music management, brand and business development /consultancy. He is also the Managing Director/CEO of Studio 115 Integrated Services, a Communication, Media/Public Relations and Brand Development Consultancy Services Company, producing premium content for Mnet (Africa Magic) for years. Elisha Attai also serves as the Executive Director of HDF Projects International, a Leadership and Human Capacity Development Consultancy Services Company.
He is an active supporter and friend of LittleBigSouls, a charity for the care of premature babies: hold memberships of the Nigeria British Chamber of Commerce, the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta, the Performing Musician Association of Nigeria (PMAN) and the South African Culture and Tourism Bureau. Elisha Is a recipient of numerous awards globally and was recently honoured by the Global Oved Dei Seminary & University in the United States with an Honorary Doctorate Degree for my commitment to gender parity.
Akwa Ibom Celebrates this illustrious son who is an Ambassador of The United Nations Women National Committee Canada and a honorary citizen of the State of Georgia, USA, who is passionate about the development and advancement of his home state.