Leadership

Ms. Bekele has been invited to serve on various Boards and Committees of public and private institutions, throughout her career and had Honorable mentions from her Country and others on her work.

Sophia Bekele receiving the Rotary Paul Harris Award.

  • In 2016, Bekele was recognized among the Notable alumni of Nazareth School
  • In 2014 Sophia Bekele Named In Europe’s Top 20 Inspirational African Diaspora Women Professionals, "ADIPWE 2014"
  • In 2014, Bekele was nominated for Forbes Africa “Most Inspirational Young African Leader
  • In 2013, Bekele was enumerated as “African Women to Watch” by Bloomberg TV, a prime TV program that “celebrates the most fearless, competitive and visionary African women of our time”, and explores “the women working hard to close the gender gap and shaping the continent’s social, political and economic landscape”
  • In 2013, Sophia Bekele was named among Top 50 Trailblazers-Our Made in Africa along side US President Barrack Obama and others by special “Collector’s Edition” of UK’s "NewAfrican Magazine"an IC Publications group.
  • In 2013, Bekele was nominated for the TransformAfrica 2013 Continental Excellence Awards in ICT which was hosted by H.E Paul KAGAME, President of the Republic of Rwanda in Kigali and Dr. Hamadoun Toure, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • In 2005, Bekele was presented with the Paul Harris Fellow award for her contributions in the various works of International Rotary Clubs
  • In 2005, Bekele was recognized, along side women in the Ethiopian Federal Parliament, government women ministers and women investors and company executives, in recognition of her entrepreneurship and corporate leadership. - Ethiopian Herald

Bekele making as case for .Africa New gTLD Internet Domain name at ICANN 39 International Meeting in Cartegena
Columbia December 2010