Farida Nana Efua Bedwei born (April 6, 1979) is a Ghanaian software engineer and an author. She is the co-founder of a fin-tech company in Ghana called Logiciel Ltd. Farida Bedwei has built mobile and enterprise applications and is also known for her knowledge of software architecture and deploying mobile services, particularly for banking applications.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Farida has lived in many countries growing up including Dominica, Grenada and the UK before moving to Ghana at age 9. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and was home-schooled until she turned 12. Her parents discovered her passion for technology at the age of 15. She was immediately enrolled in a one-year computer course at the St. Michael information technology center, making her one of the youngest in her class.
Farida Bedwei began her career as a software developer at Softtribe. She later moved to Rancard Solutions Ltd where she progressed from the position of solutions analyst to Senior Software Architect from 2001 to 2010. She has also worked with several tech companies such as G-Life Microfinance and KPMG Accra before moving on to establish her own company, Logiciel Ltd. Her first book, a mini-autobiography titled ''Definition of a miracle'' has since won her several awards such as
''Special Award'' by President Abdel Fattah El SISI, special award by President John Mahama, Legacy and Legacy Ideas Award, Government Award Financial Sector and was the winner of ''Most Influential Women in Business''.
Farida also created a cerebral palsy superhero. Her comic character called‘Karmzah’ gets her power from her crutches that she has to use for her cerebral palsy.
Farida is a tech genius!