Gearing up for Girls in ICT Day, 27th April, 2013

It is now two days to the much awaited Girls in ICT Day which is to be held this Saturday, 27th April 2013. On this day, we celebrate women in technology, by continuing to grow and mentor the next generation of women in technology. It will be a day to inspire and get inspired.

Designed by AkiraChix Training programme Beneficiary, Fridah Oyaro

We will be hosting girls from over 10 high schools including the likes of Precious Blood Riruta Secondary School, Kenya High School, Moi Girls Nairobi, Limuru Girls and many more. We will also have girls who recently completed high school and are eager to dive into the world of technology and others who have just dipped their feet into the waters.

A number of women representing the different fields of tech will share their work and what it entails for each of them. These include Nivi Mukherjee of e-Limu, Susan Oguya of M-farm, Hilda Moraa, C.E.O of Wezatele, Catherine Kiguru, C.E.O of Ukall Limited, Kagonya Awori from iHub UX Lab, Lillian Nduati a tech writer, and iHub Media Lead, and many more

There’ll be an expert panel of experienced women in the tech industry, featuring the following individuals:-

  • Jessica Colaco, iHub Research Lead.
  • Maureen Wangechi Maina, a Senior IP transport Planning engineer at Safaricom.
  • Margaret Ndisha Mwakala, a system analyst and an upcoming, training statistician.
  • Margaret Mwaura, current CTO at Adwest Communication LTD.
  • Miriam Jemeli Kosgei, one of the Safaricom Women in Technology.
  • Wambura Kimunyu, CEO of The technology monitoring Institute

We’ll also be hosting a G+ Hangout, featuring Google Female Engineers from across the Globe, Ronda Zelezny-Green, Asikana Network( Zambia) and Girl Geek Kampala. This session aims at gaining insight on life in the tech industry for women from a global perspective. Those of you who would like to join us virtually, are free to join in :).

Lunch and Snacks will be provided. Plus you also get your own cool t-shirt. Get your free tickets from the Eventbrite page and encourage your friends, daughters and sisters in tech to also get their tickets!

This event is brought to you in conjunction with iHub Nairobi, Google Kenya and ITU, who are the brains behind the Girls in ICT initiative

See you all then!

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