(1) Pronounced “Air-RA-ka ROW-thor-OWN-du”
(2) Pronounced “Ma-OTT”
Eraka Rouzorondu (1) is a nationally acclaimed educator, poet, producer, director, performance artist and author. For nearly 30 years Eraka has addressed audiences of 5 to 5,000 for clients such as the Smithsonian Institution, organizations such as the Association of Black Psychologists, and corporations such as Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics. She has lectured at colleges and universities from Penn State to UCLA and has keynoted at several national conventions.
Eraka is CEO of Ma’at Enterprises (2), a comprehensive empowerment conglomerate with four subsidiaries: Progressive Human, Being for personal empowerment; E3 Professional Solutions for professional empowerment; ASCENSION PRODUCTIONS for cultural empowerment; and Vibrations Rising for spiritual empowerment. Each subsidiary applies the core principles of Eraka’s work to fulfill its mission – principles rooted in Egyptian philosophy, informed by history’s greatest thinkers, interpreted for modern-day relevance, and delivered with Eraka’s unique and dynamic presentation style.
Eraka’s first book was a poetry volume entitled “Path to Power: The Making of a New Afrikan,” re-released as a second edition in 2015. Her poetry and prose have won the Geraldine Krusei Award for Excellence from the New York chapter of the National League of American Pen Women, and the Young Artist of Excellence Award from the national body of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Eraka’s latest publications include “Answers: A Philosophical Foundation for an Empowered Life,” which is a “how-to” personal empowerment manual; and “When Loving God is Not Enough,” a workbook for expanding one’s spiritual empowerment beyond their chosen religious faith.
Eraka hails from Queens, New York, where she was an inaugural middle-school student in the Queens Association for Exceptionally Gifted Children. A theatre graduate of the New York High School of the Performing Arts, Eraka enrolled at Howard University on a National Competitive Scholarship, where she majored in Communications, bore the crowns of Miss New York and Miss School of Communications, and pledged Alpha Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. After graduating, Eraka held several executive-level positions with institutions of higher education and with national and Washington, DC-area non-profits.
Eraka founded her first empowerment organization, ASCENSION PRODUCTIONS, in 1986, and has never looked back. She has consistently served her organizational, corporate and individual clients with courage, commitment and integrity, and now expands that service exponentially through Ma’at Enterprises.