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 [...]

#IncYOUbateIT Competition: Including Women in Social Impact Technology

Together with Making All Voices count we held the IncYOUbateIt competition on November 7 that served to provide a platform through which women’s voices experiences and narratives are included in the conversation about social impact of technology. The participants in the competition had presented their projects at the inaugural Akirachix Women in Tech Conference on November 1. The #IncYOUbateIT [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:07+00:00 November 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Information Security Meetup

The Information Security meetup is a forum that brings professionals and curious minds in the industry to network as we highlight the challenges present and opportunities available for exploitation. The theme is "Demistifying Information Security and Careers in InfoSec". The meetup will take place at iHub on July 15th from 5:30pm-7:00pm. The meetup will be [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:17+00:00 June 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recap of the just concluded High school bootcamp

Uncertainty, curiosity, excitement. These three words best describe what the high school girls who attended the AkiraChix Appinventor Bootcamp were feeling at the start of the training. We drew girls from schools as far as central Kenya, in a bid to introduce them to basic android programming concepts.  The training was very enjoyable, [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:23+00:00 December 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Recapping the first Girl Rising Event

On 1st and 2nd November, Akirachix, in collaboration with Intel, held a training on how to use App Inventor for a group of about 25 girls. This was the first of a series of similar trainings to high school students, pre-University students, University Students and generally any girl interested in dipping her feet in the [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:24+00:00 November 8th, 2013|AkiraChix, Community, Events, Galz in Tech, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Recapping the first Girl Rising Event

Nurturing an Army of Geek Girls

Our high school outreach program first began at Precious Blood Riruta in the year 2011. We realized that there was a knowledge gap – high school girls simply did not know the opportunities that existed in the technology world, and we felt that as Akirachix we could something to fill this gap. 2 years down [...]

Tech Women Mentorship Opportunity

TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from the Middle East and Africa together with their counterparts in the United States for a professional mentorship and exchange program. Prior to arrival in the San Francisco Bay Area, each TechWomen Emerging Leader is paired with a Professional and a Cultural Mentor. [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:29+00:00 January 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Akirachix High School Outreach.

As Akirachix,our aim is to inspire and develop a successful force of women. To achieve this, mentorship has been one of the key activities AkiraChix has undertaken. Over the past two years, the target of AkiraChix mentorship has been University students. That scope has now been widened to include high school students as well. The [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:17:05+00:00 June 20th, 2012|Uncategorized|4 Comments