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AkiraChix is an association that inspires and develops women in Technology through networking, training and mentoring.
AkiraChix got started in April 2010 when a group of young female techies got together at the iHub and decided to create a network that increased visibility for women in tech.
‘Akira’ - Japanese word meaning ‘intelligence’ and ‘energy’ + Chix – Women
AkiraChix has a strong community of 200 women in Tech. The first class of the AkiraChix Training program has graduated and entered the workforce. AkiraChix have been recognized as Unsung Heroes by the US Embassy in 2011 and secured an infoDev grant to develop mobile social networking in the region. In addition we have inspired and developed female tech entrepreneurs, students and professionals
AkiraChix’s activities have been concentrated in Nairobi so far, but we are expanding to engage with women across Africa WHAT’S NEXT? AkiraChix has big plans for the next year. In addition to expanding our training program and increasing our membership, we have some exciting initiatives in mobile technology that will reach out to youth all across the country and beyond
You can learn more about becoming a member of AkiraChix by signing up here