Ghanaian IT consultant Ethel Cofie (pictured) has been selected for President Barack Obama‘s fellowship.
A statement released by iSpace Foundation reads:
iSpace Foundation is happy to announce Selection of Ethel Cofie, one of its supporters for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Washington Fellowship. iSpace is a space for developers, innovators, entrepreneurs and technology lovers to come together in a shared facility and work together.
The Washington Fellowship is the new flagship program of the President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). This program will bring over 500 young leaders to the United States for leadership training, academic coursework, and mentoring, and will create unique opportunities in Africa to put those new skills to practical use.
As part of the Fellowship Ethel will be Interacting with President Obama at a Presidential Summit in Washington DC, Participate in an intensive academic and leadership program at YALE University and meet with U.S. government, civic, and business leaders.
Ethel Cofie is an IT and Strategy consultant with a passion to support businesses in their efforts to provide customers with great service/product, provide excellent customer service and make profit by providing excellent and appropriate technology solutions.
Her experience spans a variety of countries including UK, Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone and she has worked on projects like the Bill and Melinda Gates Funded Mobile Technology for Health and Ford Foundation funded election-monitoring project for Nigerian Elections.
After resigning her role as Head of Commercial Solutions at Vodafone, She started her own Company Edel Consultancy which is the vehicle for driving her passion (www.edelitconsult.com).
Cofie will also be sharing videos of her inspiring stories with other participants on her YouTube channel and promoting Ghana and Ghanaian businesses with her online presence.