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Announcing the 2nd Annual African Women in Technology Conference, hosted by AkiraChix

Last year, AkiraChix hosted it's inaugural annual African Women in Tech conference on 1st November 2014, with more than 300 people  in attendance, including women working in the kenyan tech industry, University students and education experts from various Institutions in Kenya. (See photos from last year's conference) Attendees of last year's conference. AkiraChix [...]

Changing communities, one woman at a time!

We would like to thank the the President of Kenya,President of the United States and the organizers of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit for giving us the platform to share the AkiraChix story. That moment on the world’s stage was a time to reflect on our collective journey and the impact we have had on young [...]

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 the aim of this mentorship program is, and the kind of individuals we are looking for. We work with a [...]

Akirachix Class of 2015 Intake

Happy New Year Friends! We kicked off the year by welcoming the newest cohort of students to the fourth year of the AkiraChix training program earlier this week. We have 31 new students expected to graduate at the end of 2015. The selection process began late last year, happening in 3 phases. Phase 1: Involved [...]

Akirachix Graduation – Class of 2014

  It has been a great one year and 3months. In September 2013, we began searching for girls who would join and benefit from the training program. As compared to the two previous classes, we managed to accommodate 30 girls most of whom were between the age of 19 – 24 yrs. The girls came [...]

AkiraChix Training Program 2015: Call for Applications

We're just about to wrap up this year's training program class of 2014. Its been an amazing year of discovery and learning for our students, and we're eager to see them run out into the wild and apply all the skills we have taught them over the past year. We're now looking for the next [...]

AkiraChix Women’s Conference: Gearing up!

We're just about 3 days away from our very first Women in Tech conference happening at Panari Sky Hotel, and are uber excited about it! We've got a solid program of activities planned out for the day. Have a look! We've also got a great set of speakers lined up such as:- Juliana Rotich, Executive [...]

Ushahidi Partnership Days 2014: Day 1

[Guestpost by Arushi Jain, Development Intern on Ushahidi Platform] We all have multiple identities. We are citizens of various countries, and residents of many others; lovers of certain cultures, and supporters of all others; experts in a few fields, and disciplines of all the curiosities the world has to offer. In the Bishop Magua building [...]

Demystifying Information Security in Kenya this evening!

We’re pretty excited about our meetup this evening, and are looking forward to having an open discussion about information security in this digital age. We’ve lined up a couple of experts in the industry:- Tyrus Kamau – Head of Information Security & Risk, Cellulant Group and co-founder, AfricaHackON Irene Njoroge – Acting ICT [...]

She Leads Africa Launches Female Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition , $10,000 Cash Prize for 1st Place

She Leads Africa has announced the launch of a business pitch competition exclusively for female entrepreneurs, which will give the most promising female entrepreneurs in Africa a platform to connect to prominent mentors, business funding and new market opportunities. “Female entrepreneurs are unfortunately missing from the conversation around Africa’s growth story but the [...]