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Bekele’s work has been covered constantly in the media, since the time she started her entrepreneurship. Her Companies have made great impact in technology transfer.


“All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.”          —Brian Tracy

Her Companies have made great impact in technology transfer, from the U.S. to Africa and the project she handles are large scale in implementation, and international bids that have significant impact at a national and inter-continental level. Therefore, Bekele is constantly in the news being asked to give her views and opinions on her businesses and the activities she is involved in, which has been to the interest of the general public.

Sophia Bekele Talks

Date Media Headline
June 2021 A woman of influence: Sophia Bekele
June 2021 Sophia Bekele was honored with the CEO Today Africa Awards.
July 2020 Power Panel at DCA WebForum voice their thoughts on impact of COVID-19 SME Financing in Africa
July 2019 New regulations to allow diaspora Ethiopians to invest in financial services sector
May 2019 Ethiopians in diaspora allowed to invest in banking, insurance sectors after a precedence setting court victory in 2017 by Sophia Bekele
March 2019 Portugal: EurAfrican Forum announces Advisory Board
July 2018 Ms. Sophia Bekele, Founder and CEO of DotConnectAfrica Group, was honoured with 2018 Africa Link Champion of Development Award for her initiative Miss.Africa Digital Initiative
July 2018 Portugal: Eurafrican Forum to promote”trust” between Europe and Africa
July 2018 África e Europa analisam futuras parcerias institucionais e empresariais
May 2018 Digital skills are not optional in today’s tech savvy world
March 2018 1ª Edição ‘EurAfrican Forum 2018’ EURAFRICAN FORUM _“Crafting Coalitions for Change”
Dec. 2017 Comment: Legal Issues regarding the NBE Guideline on Diaspora-Owned Shares in Banks on [PDF]
Dec. 2017 Up&Ap: Sophia Bekele on Miss.Africa Digital, a finalist in ITU’s ‘Equals in Tech Awards’
Dec. 2017 Diaspora Snatches Shares Back from Central Banks’ Clutches
Dec. 2017 Sophia Bekele vs. NBE Thumbs up for Sophia Bekele! Court Rules Against Central Bank Over Diaspora Shares Auction
Dec. 2017 Thumbs up for Sophia Bekele! Court Rules Against Central Bank Over Diaspora Shares Auction
Dec. 2017 Ethiopia: Court Rules Against Central Bank Over Diaspora Shares Auction
Dec. 2017 Court Rules Against Central Bank Over Diaspora Shares Auction
Sept. 2017 UNESCO LearningCities2017: Sophia Bekele Spoke on Learning throughout life For Sustainable Development of Cities
Sept. 2017 Sophia Bekele, DCA founder, emphasizes role of digital connectivity at UNESCO forum
Aug 2017 Barcelona: Special African Women Forum, Nairobi: IGF 2017, Mauritius: Miss.Africa Fund 2018
June 2017 .Africa Founder Sophia Bekele Named Industry Trailblazer & Internet Governance Pioneer, by CIO
May 2017 CIO EA May Edition 2017 (Page 34 of 44) – Meet Sophia Bekele: “Industry Trailblazer and Internet-Governance Pioneer” also on ISUUU Reader, CIO Page 34-35 CIO EA May Edition 2017
May 2014 CIO Names Founder & CEO of DotConnectAfrica Sophia Bekele “Industry Trailblazer and Internet-Governance Pioneer”
March 2017 .Africa gTLD redelegation possible if DotConnectAfrica wins case
March 2017 Tracetime: Sophia Bekele on the Scoop
Oct. 2016 Sophia Bekele-Eshete: Restructuring Africa’s Social, Political and Economic Landscape
Oct. 2016 Expertos analizan en Portugal las oportunidades de inversión en África
Oct. 2016 Expertos y políticos resaltan en Portugal el papel económico de África
Sept. 2016 The Reporter Ethiopia: Women Who matter – ‘Sophia Bekele The Determined Executive’, in celebration of the Ethiopian New Year 2009 aka. 2016 Civil Calendar
Sept. 2016 Influential People That See The Potential Of Africa
May 2016 Q&A: DCA Trust Founder on Status of .Africa & Why Other African gTLDs failed to Go Live!
May 2016 #ELLE101: #WomenInBusiness Twitter Chat with Sophia Bekele May 06
Jan 2016 Quantum Global Bolstering Thought Leadership Initiative
Jan 2016 Sophia Bekele: Connecting Africa, Inspiring Youth
Dec 2015 Quantum Global Advisory Board hosts Symposium of Female Entrepreneurism in Africa
July 2015 African tech entrepreneurs building bridges with Silicon Valley
July 2015 Sophia Bekele: AU Declaration on Internet Governance (IG) needs more participation, infringes on national sovereignty
June 2015 Global Economy Desperately Needs Better Steering on Gender Balance
May 2015 Miss Africa: Powering Tech Initiatives For Women In Africa
May 2015 Berkeley Haas 2015 Africa Business Forum
May 2015 Top ICT DIVA Sophia Bekele Trendsets at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, heralding “Mobile technology is the future of the internet”
May 2015 eLearning Africa leapfrogs the shackles of convention
May 2015 Africa: The Next Frontier For Mobile Technology
May 2015 African leaders need to “leapfrog the shackles of convention” experts say
Apr 2015 2015 edition of e-Learning Conference returns to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Mar 2015 Paris UNESCO: Sophia Bekele Speaks on Access Divide & Applauds #InternetStudy
Jan 2015 Keynote Remarks to Nazareth School from Ms. Sophia Bekele
Dec 2014 Africa Women to Watch features Sophia Bekele, Dot Connect Africa founder
Dec 2014 From International IT Auditor to Global Entrepreneur Sophia Bekele
Oct 2014 THE SCOOP with Salim Amin: In Conversation with Sophia Bekele Eshete
Oct 2014 Africa, get ready for the scoop! From entertainment superstars like Akon and Jude Law, to entrepreneurs Sophia Bekele and Kris Senanu, business mogul Dr Manu Chandaria, Jeff Koinange
Jun 2014 Sophia Bekele aka AddisHilton, gives The SCOOP on her story of Balancing Life & Work and how Change is Controversial
May 2014 New York Forum AFRICA 2014: Bekele Moderates a High Level Panel on US/Africa
May 2014 New York Forum AFRICA 2014: NYFA TV: Interview with SOPHIA BEKELE
Apr 2014 ITU’s Girl’s ICT day 24 April 2014.: Global Economy Desperately Needs Better Steering on Gender Balance
Apr 2014 Sophia Bekele named “Top 20 Inspirational African Diaspora Women Professionals in Europe” by (ADIPWE)
Feb 2014 Sophia Bekele: The AUCC debate on CyberSecurity needs to involve all stakeholders
Nov 2013 Bloomberg TV Features Sophia Bekele Founder and CEO of CBS International and DotConnectAfrica as,”African Women to Watch”
May 2013 New African Collector’s Edition names Sophia Bekele amongst 50 Trailblazers under 50 – A future Made in Africa
May 2013 Ethiopian Women Unleashed : Sophia Bekele Eshete  Access archive copy here
Nov 2012 DotConnectAfrica speaks out on the .dotafrica in an Exclusive Interview
Apr 2012 Influential Ethiopian Women – 2011/2012
Mar 2012 Governments have no role in managing gTLDs
Dec 2011 Scramble for ‘dot africa’ internet domain name
Nov 2011 Yes to .AFRICA Lanched by DotConnectAfrica
Nov 2011 DotConnectAfrica expresses commitment to work with African ccTLDs
Jun 2011 Sophia Bekele, Dot Connect Africa’s start up success
Jun 2011 Domain names take centre stage as ICANN meeting hits homestretch
Jun 2011 With a domain name, Africa has opportunity to e-brand itself
May 2011 Ethiopian Champion of the .Africa initiative
Mar 2011 Upper Reach UK Cover DotConnectAfrica
Oct 2011 The Munich Conference on New TLDs, How to successfully build a community around your TLD
Dec 2010 CONNECTING AFRICA – Towards a Digital Africa, naming her Brains behind .Africa , Page 44
Dec 2010 Internet News
Oct 2010 Achieving Women : Connecting Africa to the World Web
Sep 2010 Can “Africa” get a make-over?
Sep 2010 Dot Africa campaign to brand continent
Sep 2010 Regional ICT summit attracts a galaxy of speakers
Aug 2010 Africa domain attracts interest
Aug 2010 Kenya IGF discusses IPV6, IXPs
Jun 2010 “First International E-governance conference” Tripoli, Libya
Jun 2010 Celebrating the fibre revolution
May 2010 Uniting Africa through IT
Mar 2010 Search on for African domain
Mar 2010 Announcing the birth of the generation
Dec 2009 DotConnectAfrica Preparing to Launch .Africa
Nov 2009 Africa may soon get its own top-level Internet domain
Feb 2008 Woman who makes true changes in the world — a real Powerhouse.
Sep 2007 In a world of .com and .org, why not .Africa?
Oct 2007 Branding Africa with a new domain
Nov 2007 Coverage of SBCNet Projects
Aug 2001 Coverage of CBS Projects