Sophia Bekele was honored with the Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence (WOI) Award and the CEO Today Africa Awards.
The Women of Influence award “recognizes established business leaders who have accomplished specific achievements in the business world in this innovation region women with a strong record of innovation in their fields, outstanding performance in their businesses, and a clear track record of meaningful community involvement. Women from every industry and profession who have made a difference in their communities blazed a trail for the rest of us, and are leaving a mark in Silicon Valley.”
The CEO Africa Award Winners Edition is dedicated to recognizing strong, innovative, and most successful leaders in Africa, and the companies they stand behind.
As the nation slowly approaches an exit from more than a year of uncertainly, these individuals shine as examples of excellence in their respective sectors,
even when faced with unprecedented challenges.
In accepting these esteemed awards, Sophia told DCA:
I was elated with these awards, especially that it was on my Bday month. There is nothing more satisfying than someone somewhere recognizing all the fruits of your labor and leadership and says wow!
I am grateful for this recognition, also, for all of the supportive people around me globally, including my staff, advisors, Clients, and just friends. They have been there for me as I led my various organizations through challenging times, not only during the Pandemic but also under the incredible 16-year of my Entrepreneurial journey as a female lead in a male-dominated industry and creating value in the ever-changing tech industry. Real “Influence” carries value-based leadership and “strong and innovative leadership” requires open-mindedness and adaptability. Towards this end, thank you once gain Silicon Valley Journal and CEO Today Magazine for these illustrious awards.
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