Who are we?

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.Founded in April 2010, AkiraChix aims to be the leading women’s network impacting technology in Africa. It’s programs are developed to reach young women at different levels, those in Primary School, High School and University, those working in technology and those who wish to have a career in technology, making it an effectively wholesome program.

Our Founders

Angela O. Lungati
Angela O. LungatiFounder
Angela Oduor was born in Ukraine and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a
co-founder and Community building director at AkiraChix.
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Judith Owigar
Judith OwigarFounder
Judith Owigar is passionate about all things women and all things tech. She places herself in positions where her two passions intersect.
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Linda Kamau
Linda KamauFounder
Linda is a software developer based in Kenya with a degree in Business Information Technology.
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Marie Githinji
Marie GithinjiFounder
Marie is a co-founder and Outreach directors at Akirachix. She is also a co-founder of eLimu a platform designed to help Kenyan Primary school Children learn using digital content.
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Our Board

Gladys Muhunyo is currently Director of Strategy and Business Development at Tangazoletu Limited a Kenyan Information Communications Technology (ICT) firm leading in provision of Mobile Applications in the region with tailor made solutions for the Banking, Savings and Credit Societies, Health care, Telecommunications, Aviation and other industries as well. Read More
Erik Hersman is an entrepreneur, writer and speaker on the boundless spirit of technology innovation in Africa. He is the co founder of Ushahidi, which allows users to share breaking news through text messaging, and continues to revolutionize and empower journalists, watchdog groups, and everyday people around the world. Read More

Dorothy is responsible for communications and public affairs, East and Francophone Africa at Google. In her role she works crossfunctionally to help communicate with journalists and other thought leaders in the region; devises specific communications materials and campaigns; engages in facetoface meetings with commentators and other opinion formers;… Read More

Wambura Kimunyu studied at the University of Nairobi School of Journalism as well as Kenyatta University, where she attained a Bachelor of Education (French).
Wambura is a professional with over 3 years of experience in management within the cutting edge IT sector. She also has a background in senior management experience within the nonprofit field. Read More

Our Partners