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Farida Bedwei

The Ghana tech guru



As a small child Farida Bedwei was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, an incurable neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle coordination. Overcoming many challenges, she became a skilled software engineer. Today, as the co-founder and chief technical officer of software company Logiciel, she is considered one of the most powerful women in financial technology on the continent. In 2013, South Africa’s CEO Magazine named Bedwei the most influential woman in business and government in Africa for the financial sector.

She considers her most significant achievement to be the development of a cloud software platform that is being used by 130 micro-finance companies in her native Ghana.