Trent alumna Anita Erskine ’99 has been named the 2023 CEO-in-Residence with the Trent School of Business.
Twice ranked one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Africa, Erskine is an award-winning communications professional, broadcast journalist, television producer and CEO of Anita Erskine Media.
Erskine’s work and leadership have been recognized through numerous awards and honours including the 2017 Radio Host of the Year, 2015 TV Hostess of the year (City People Awards, Nigeria), and 2014 TV Female Entertainment Host of the Year (Radio & TV Personality Awards).
Since 2012, Erskine has been host and executive producer of Making of a Mogul, focusing on African entrepreneurship. Since 2015, Erskine has also been host and executive producer of Sheroes Of Our Time, a television talk show that showcases and celebrates strong and unique women. Sheroes is currently enjoyed by more than 15 million viewers across Africa, Europe and North America.
In 2020, Erskine was named official host of Africa’s Business Heroes – the Jack Ma’s Foundation flagship philanthropic entrepreneur program in Africa. She has also lent her voice and personality to numerous social impact projects due to her unwavering belief in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ mantra of not leaving anyone behind.
Anita held many public talks, classroom visits, one on one student mentoring sessions and a panel discussion.
Innovation, Inspiration, and Inclusion in the New School of Business
The World of Business experienced a shift during COVID. Today, Business has become an embodiment of the manifestation of a global call for innovation to upgrade our efficiency, for inspiration to prioritize social impact and finally, for inclusion, to demonstrate the consequential value of providing an equal playing field for all. Success without Innovation, Inspiration, and Inclusion is almost nonexistent. These are the threads that weave the fabric of the New School of Business. Are we paying attention?
Leading Women Speak: What Leadership Means to the Fight for Gender Equality
Visiting CEO-in-residence Anita Erskine ‘99 was joined by Kristi Honey, Emily-Whetung-MacInnes ’03 and Gillian Kunza ’04 for a conversation about business, leadership, and what equity, diversity and inclusion looks like for women and racialized women.
Passion, Purpose, Prosperity; Your place in the World after Trent
2023 CEO in Residence, Anita Erskine '99, credits Trent for having gifted her with the power of curiosity, confidence and ferocious self-awareness. She would ultimately pursue a career that would bring her to serve the world, using her passion to fuel a purpose that would lead her to the prosperity she is exploring today.