Anita Erskine

Anita Erskine Photo 2

Anita Erskine, a prominent Media and Communications expert with over two decades of experience, is renowned for her role in shaping Africa’s narrative and advocating sustainable development. As the Executive Director of Erskine Global Communications, she employs storytelling and various media formats to promote issues such as gender equality, digital advancement, youth employment, climate awareness, and entrepreneurship in Africa and its diaspora. Anita is also an impact investor focusing on female-led tech startups in Africa.

Since 1997, her broadcasting career has led her to produce and host over 15 radio and TV programs, gaining global acclaim. Her show “Anita Erskine’s Sheroes” has been a major success, emphasizing women’s empowerment through storytelling. Anita’s expertise extends to hosting over 200 global events, including high-level dialogues, award ceremonies, and fundraising events. In 2020, she became the host of Africa’s Business Heroes, a role through which she supports and trains African entrepreneurs.

An advocate for social impact, Anita launched the STEM Woman Project in 2019 to inspire young women in STEM and founded the Women’s Elevation Fund in 2018, aiding girls in pursuing careers in Film and Television. She mentors female entrepreneurs and supports female directors through Black Women Film Canada.

Anita’s influence is widely recognized, being named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Africa and among the top 500 influential Africans globally. She has received numerous accolades, including the 2021 Trent University Alumni of the Year Award, for her advocacy for youth and women. Her commitment to showcasing Africa’s growth and advocating for ambitious excellence is a testament to her unwavering tenacity and focus.