AkiraChix’s 2015 in Review

Happy 2016 and new month from the AkiraChix team. The last quarter of 2015 was fairly busy for AkiraChix. Here are some highlights of what we worked on at the end of the year African Women in Technology Conference, hosted by AkiraChix 2015(AWTC15) On November 14th, 2015, AkiraChix hosted its second annual African Women in [...]

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 have spanned beyond the lifetime of the training program. We’re looking to build the same relationships again this year, by [...]

Introducing the Geek Girl Festival, hosted by AkiraChix

For the last two years, AkiraChix has hosted the Girls in ICT Day event, reaching more than 400 high school girls and connecting them with industry experts. Girls in ICT Day, hosted by AkiraChix in 2013 Girls in ICT Day, hosted by AkiraChix in 2014   This year, we’ve rebranded the [...]

August 2014 Graphic Design Bootcamp!

Over the past few months, we’ve been working closely with Nyandia Kamawe and Abigael Wangui to give high school students a hands on introduction to design. We’ve been taking the girls through design thinking, and ultimately into designing posters for various school campaigns. This August, we’re hosting yet another one week intensive training for high [...]

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 [...]

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