Named one of the Top 5 Women impacting IT in Africa, Ethel Cofie is CEO and Founder of EDEL Technology Consulting , an IT Consulting and Digital Products Company in West Africa and Europe who was recently named IT Consulting Firm of the year by the Telecoms and IT Industry .
I am also Founder of Women in Tech Africa , Africa’s largest women in tech group with members in over 30 Africa countries and in the diaspora and growing.
I created of women in tech week, a global event which started in 2016 to bring together women in technology. The First events brought together over 10,000 women virtually with physical events in Ghana, Nigeria, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Canada, Germany, Belgium and China
In recent times i have been shortlisted for the UN GEMTech Awards, with my thoughts and opinions on innovation and technology in emerging markets featured in prestigious publications like Wired UK, New Africa Woman ,European Business Review and Business Africa amongst others
I am a Mandela Fellow for President Obama’s Young African Leaders initiative (YALI) with a wealth of technical and commercial skills acquired across a wide range of demanding roles and Over 12 years’ experience working in the UK ,Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone on projects like Bill and Melinda Gates funded Mobile Technology for Health project, the Ford Foundation’s Election Monitoring project for Nigeria and as Head of Commercial Solutions for Vodafone conceptualizing, executing and working with teams to align Corporate strategy to IT strategy and to develop and manage creative technology solutions,
I was featured on BBC and my opinion pieces are published on CNN on the topics of technology in emerging markets, and women leadership.
When I am not running EDEL or Women in Tech Africa, I enjoy advising and consulting on technology growth in emerging markets and bringing more women into technology careers across Africa.