Juror Profile

Farida Bedwei
Growing up with a disability, it would have been great to see successful women with similar conditions in the limelight so we'd have role models to look up to. The Her Abilities award showcases the achievements of women from all walks of life, who have managed to succeed in their chosen fields despite having a reason not to, and I am honored to be on the jury panel.
Portrait picture of Jury member Farida


Software Engineer/Disabilities Rights Advocate/Author



Short Biography

Farida Bedwei is a software engineer who co-founded a fintech company - Logiciel, which promotes financial inclusion by building micro-banking systems for financial institutions.

She has won many awards across Africa for her work in the technology industry as well as her activism in promoting disability awareness. She has been featured on CNN African Voices, BBC, MSNBC Africa, DW Radio, and many other local and international media platform.

She is also a self-published author, having written her first book, “Definition of a Miracle”, a few years ago.

In October 2018, Farida teamed up with Leti Arts to author the first comic book featuring a superheroine with Cerebral Palsy - Karmzah.