Ethel Cofie, CEO of EDEL Technology Consulting is Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government for the ICT Category, according to CEO Global.
The award was conferred on her in South Africa on Tuesday November 23, 2016. The awards are the leading African recognition program honoring excellence in the private and public sector.
The program covers 23 economic sectors and has for the past sixteen years independently recognized leaders who are at the pinnacle of their industry.
Nominees undergo a rigorous multi-tiered judging process and quality assurance provided by KPMG with winners being selected through a regional process across Africa.
Ethel thus was acknowledged as the Ghana winner, the West African winner and finally the Continental winner.
The award comes a few months after her company won the IT Consulting Firm of the Year at the Ghana Telecom and IT Awards.
“I am extremely excited and honored to have received this award beating competitors across the whole of Africa. I insist that Africa must not ignore its inherent advantages in creating strong entrepreneurial ecosystems,” Ethel pointed out in an interview with citifmoinline.com.
“The Africa tech ecosystem will not be a silicon type system but a far stronger contender globally.”
Named one of the Top 5 Women impacting IT in Africa, Ethel Cofie is CEO and Founder of EDEL Technology Consulting , an IT Consulting Company in West Africa and Europe who was recently named IT Consulting Firm of the year by the Telecoms and IT Industry.
She is 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.
She created women in tech week, a global event which started in 2016 which impacts over 10,000 women globally.
She has been featured on BBC and has had her opinion pieces published on CNN on the topics of technology in emerging markets, and women leadership.
When she is not running EDEL or Women in Tech Africa, She is advising and consulting on technology growth in emerging markets and bringing more women into technology careers across Africa.
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