H.E. Dr. Erieka Bennett has traveled, worked and lived in Africa for over 45 years. As the Convening Founder and Head of Mission of the (AU) African Diaspora Forum, The first and only diplomatic embassy in the world dealing specifically with the Diaspora issues.
Dr. Bennett’s devotion to her work as a bridge between the Diaspora and Africa, and her work in promoting Diaspora Affairs, has also earned her quite a number of awards, such as the African Global Leadership Award in London in November 2007, the Trumpet Awards in the United States of America in September 2009, as well as the Pan African Women of Excellence Awards in South Africa in October, 2009. Recently she received the Visionary Leadership Award 2010 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Bennett is a trusted Advisor to ECOWAS and she also served on the Advisory Counsel of the Past President of Ghana. Dr. Bennett has been an informal trusted Advisor to several Presidents.
Dr. Bennett is the President of African Communications Agency that convenes a yearly media summit that deals with the Image of Africa. ACA under Dr. Bennett’s direction was partially responsible for the creation and launching of Inside Africa Show, one of CNN’s most popular shows. ACA was the first communications agency that represented CNN in Africa. Dr. Bennett counsels regularly a virtual “Who’s Who in Africa” list of clients including Heads of States, Ministers, Ambassadors and prominent businessmen.
Dr. Bennett is recognized the world over for her tremendous charitable contributions, she is generous benefactor of several children’s causes.