Eden Tadesse


Founder and CEO, Invicta

Eden is an award-winning journalist, social entrepreneur and digital innovator from Ethiopia. She brings more than 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and technology industry across three continents (Africa, Asia and Europe). As a proud non-conformist and global citizen, Eden strives to empower youth to cultivate their digital skills, develop success habits and unlock their inner potential. She is the Founder of Invicta, an award-winning social impact platform that connects refugees and internally displaced youth with online courses, skills development training, mental health support and remote work opportunities. She also serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Ambitious.Africa, a fast-growing Finnish NGO driving sustainable impact across youth communities in Africa and the Nordics. Previously, Eden worked with the United Nations as a Deputy Project Manager where she provided oversight and analysis of delivery data across transactional programmes, coordinated internal programme communications and engaged with stakeholders such as the Government of Ethiopia, UN Country Team, the World Bank etc. Through these experiences, Eden has developed strong skills in social innovation, digital transformation, design thinking, communications, social entrepreneurship, business development, program management, workforce development and data-driven leadership. Her work has been featured in media companies in the U.S., Canada, Portugal, the Netherlands, Kenya, South Africa and India. She is a Young Innovator for the African Union, a recipient of the Diana Award, a Global Youth Ambassador for Theirworld and a Program Fellow at McKinsey and Company and the Western Union Foundation. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology (Cybersecurity) from India.