Eraka Rouzorondu(1) is a nationally acclaimed educator, poet, producer, director, performance artist and author. She is CEO of Ma’at Enterprises (2), a comprehensive empowerment conglomerate with four subsidiaries providing personal, professional, cultural and spiritual empowerment services.
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 various national conventions.
Eraka’s first book was a poetry volume entitled “Path to Power: The Making of a New Afrikan.” 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 on expanding spiritual empowerment within 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 attended Howard University on a National Competitive Scholarship, where she majored in Communications at the Dean’s list level, 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 at institutions of higher education and at national and Washington-DC-area non-profits.
Eraka founded her first empowerment organization, ASCENSION PRODUCTIONS, in 1986. Turning inward and focusing on her own journey in 2003, she emerged in 2013 and founded Ma’at Enterprises (Ma'atE). Ma'atE is comprised of four empowerment service companies: Ph,B. for personal empowerment, E3 Professional Solutionsfor professional empowerment, ASCENSION PRODUCTIONS for cultural empowerment, and Vibrations for spiritual empowerment. Each subsidiary uses the core principles of Eraka’s work, which are rooted in Egyptian philosophy, informed by history’s greatest thinkers, distilled for modern-day relevance and delivered with Eraka’s unique and dynamic presentation style.
(1) Pronounced “Air-RA-ka ROW-thor-OWN-du”
(2) Pronounced “Mah-Ott”
"I am an effective Empowerment Specialist, facilitating meaningful change in the life of any committed participant in my work. I am passionate about achieving peace --
in all its forms and at all levels of existence -- and to achieving justice
in all human relationships.
I am committed to the empowerment of individuals through a principle-based life, and to the empowerment of the human race through