Dr. Elisha Attai

Dr. Elisha Attai

Award Recipient

Service to humankind. Gender Parity. An informed people. Equality of mankind. These words begin to describe Dr Elisha Attai and the lenses through which he sees the world.

Dr Elisha Attai is a media, communications and public relations practitioner, author and publisher.

A strong advocate for the development and advancement of the African woman, he is the President/Founder of the African Women in Leadership Organization (AWLO) and the initiator/organizer 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.

Elisha holds Master degrees in Public Administration and Music Technology with several years’ experience in public relations, music management, brand and business development /consultancy. He is the Managing Director/CEO of Studio 115 Integrated Services, a communication, media/Public Relation and brand development consultancy services company, producing premium content for Mnet (Africa Magic) for years. Elisha Attai is the Executive Director of HDF Projects International, a leadership and human capacity development consultancy services company. Elisha’s proven track record in transforming brands for success has shown in the phenomenal growth and relevance of the African Women Leadership Conference over the last ten years.

An indigene of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, he is passionate about the development and advancement of his state and generously contributes his quota by applying his vast knowledge and experience in promoting the positive image of his state at home and abroad.

Elisha has a strong Christian ethic and immerses himself with many faith-based activities. He is also involved with several charitable organisations and is an active supporter and friend of LittleBigSouls, a charity for the care of premature babies born in Africa and Board member of African Foundation for Premature Babies & Neonatal Care (AFPNC). He has professional associations with a number of organisations such as the Nigeria British Chamber of Commerce, the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce, Pan African American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta, International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the Performing Musician Association of Nigeria (PMAN) and the South African Culture and Tourism Bureau just to mention a few.

Elisha’s philosophy of life is one that sees the world as big enough for everyone and a life dedicated to giving through service and hard work. It is evident in his personal motto – #ILiveSoICanGive – and his adoption of the SDG Goals; 5-Gender Equality, 8-Decent Work and Economic Growth, 10-Reduced Inequalities among countries, 16-Peace, Justice and strong institutions and 17-Global Partnership for sustainable development.

He is a recipient of numerous awards globally. He was recently honoured by the Global Oved Dei Seminary & University in the United States with an Honorary Doctorate Degree for his commitment to gender-parity. The United Nations Women National Committee Canada honoured him as their Ambassador for his contribution to gender equality and women empowerment over the years.

Dr Elisha Attai is an honorary citizen of the State of Georgia, USA, an ardent sports fan and loves football. He lives in Lagos with his beautiful wife Eno and four lovely children.