About Us

AkiraChix is a not for profit organisation that aims to inspire and develop a successful force of women in technology who will change Africa’s future.

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AkiraChix runs a technical training program that targets young women from poor social and economic backgrounds in Nairobi. Read More


In Kenya, career paths are chosen in high school. High school students select subjects that determine which career…Read More


AkiraChix organises networking events with the aim of connecting the already small percentage of women in the technology…Read More


AkiraChix has recently begun running a kids camp targeting children between the age of 7 and 13. The goal… Read More

Our Vision

Nurturing generations of women who use tech to develop innovations and solutions for Africa.

Our Mission

Provide training, mentorship and outreach programs to increase the number of skilled women in technology and positively impact the community.

Latest from our blog

  • Why you should be an AkiraChix mentor

    Why you should be an AkiraChix mentor

    We recently put out a call for applications for AkiraChix mentors, and have received an overwhelming response. With one more day left to apply, we thought it best to give a deeper explanation on what […]

  • Join f3mhack Nairobi on 23rd May, 2015

    Join f3mhack Nairobi on 23rd May, 2015

    (Guest Post by Yvonne Oluoch, #IncYOUbateIT competition winner,  founder of Socially Keen Individuals Redefining the Tech Space (SKIRTS) and AkiraChix Volunteer)

    On February 20th 2015, I facilitated a session on digital security and was privileged to have […]

  • AkiraChix Mentorship Program: Call for Applications!

    AkiraChix Mentorship Program: Call for Applications!

    Last year, we piloted a mentorship program with students from the AkiraChix Training program, pairing students with women from different fields in the tech industry. Some of the relationships built between students and their mentors […]