Cordelia grew up in the UK and started her career on Fleet Street. She then moved to Cairo as a freelance journalist where she stayed for six years before joining the aid sector.
Since then she has worked for various UN agencies, NGOs and other development projects, and has lived in Sudan, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Ghana, Italy and the US.
When living in West Africa she was a social business entrepreneur and now mentors and coaches women entrepreneurs.
She is researching the history of the bead trade between Europe and West Africa. Glass beads were one of the most important products trades with Africa – European glass makers had to work hard to make beads that appealed to African taste. She owns a large collection of beads that tell this story.
Cordelia speaks Arabic, Italian and French (to varying degrees). She has an MBA from the University of Liverpool.
Here are some links by or about Cordelia
- Igniting the entrepreneurial spark in women
- Beastly Beauty
- Nutrition at the heart of good health
- Is Boston food insecure?
- British tech firm brought down by #TimesUp
- Forests that feed us
- Out and about in Kofridua bead market
- BBC: African crafts go online
- Looking beyond the tribalism taboo
- Disasters: Towards an Early Warning System in Sudan
- A Quick Guide to Khan El Khalili
Get in touch or find Cordelia on LinkedIn