Does it Matter? Validation

In her talk, Ethel shares how the support of her parents has played a role in her success. She also speaks about her struggle with external validation from some mentors and how internal validation is important for greatness.

Ethel Cofieis the CEO of Edel Technology Consulting.
Named one of the Top 5 Women impacting IT in Africa, Ethel Cofie is CEO and Founder of EDEL Technology Consulting, an IT Consulting and Digital Products Company in West Africa 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, a Mandela Fellow for President Obama’s Young African Leaders initiative (YALI) and has been featured on BBC and has had her opinion pieces published on CNN on the topics of technology, emerging markets and women leadership.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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