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Farida Nana Efua Bedwei is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Logiciel (Ghana) Ltd, a software company developing banking systems for the microfinance industry.

Prior to co-founding Logiciel, Farida worked in the telecom software industry, developing mobile gateways and services for mobile networks and content providers. Farida is also an author and a disability rights advocate, and has been featured on many media platforms, notable amongst this is CNN African Voices in February 2015. She has also won a number of local and international awards and was adjudged the most influential woman in business and governance (finance sector) for her work in computerizing the microfinance industry. She served on the Board of the National Communication Authority – the regulator of the Telecoms and Airwaves from 2014 – 2016, and has served on the board of Sharecare Ghana (an NGO which raises awareness for persons with autoimmune and neurological conditions) for the past 4 years.

In October 2018, Farida teamed up with Leti Arts to author the first comic book featuring a superheroine with Cerebral Palsy – Karmzah. Farida also founded and hosts “Demystifying Disabilities”, an online show which aims at educating society about various different disabilities and issues that concern the disability community.

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