Ms Ethel Delali Cofie

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Ms. Ethel Delali Cofie An Alumna of Valley View University

Named one of the Top 5 Women impacting IT in Africa, Ethel Cofie is Founder and CEO 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. Recently, Ethel received the Excellence in Technology award at the Ghana Women of the year Honours 2020 organised by Glitz Africa.
Ethel 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 the 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 Ms Cofie has been shortlisted for the UN GEMTech Awards, with her 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. Ethel is 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.
Ms. Cofie was featured on BBC and her opinion pieces are 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, Ethel enjoys advising and consulting on technology growth in emerging markets and bringing more women into technology careers across Africa. She is an alumna of Valley View University.