Young women create a future of tech we
are all proud of.

MISSION

Provide hands-on technical training and mentorship to young women and girls,to increase the number of skilled women in tech and positively impact the community.

VISION

Empowering generations of women to be creators, drivers, leaders, and decision-makers in the IT Industry.

OUR VALUES

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EMPATHY

We strive to create a community that is aware of its differences and hold the space for one another without judgment.

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DIVERSITY

We seek and celebrate our differences, our community comprises of women from different cultures, religions, and backgrounds.

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COMMUNITY

We thrive when we are working and supporting each other.

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LIFE LONG LEARNING

We don’t have a template of what we do, we are all on a journey to self-discovery, trial and error, tinkering and curiosity that lead us to learn new things.

OUR STORY

AkiraChix was founded in 2010 by a group of women who were passionate about changing the landscape of the technology field and creating a community that supports, connects and inspires women in the tech space. These young women challenged the status quo by encouraging and facilitating more women to take up careers in technology-related fields. Its vision has continued to be led by Linda Kamau and Marie Githinji, who have committed to champion the diversity and inclusion of women in the technical workforce, changing the economic capabilities of young women as well as shifting societal norms. AkiraChix has come a long way from its beginnings, where we trained young women from Nairobi in a bus fitted with computers, to a fully-fledged residential campus with a goal of serving young women from all over Kenya and other African Countries.

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SHE BUILDS
  • Increase confidence and willingness to participate in tech.
  • Improved personal and technical skills.
  • Improved access to opportunities for women and girls transition to stem careers.
SHE SERVES
  • Women and girls buid tech solutions that transform communities.
  • Women and girls engage in community building activities.
SHE LEADS
  • Women and girls up leadership roles.
  • Influence on government policies on ICT curriculum.
  • Improved household livelihoods.

CAMPUS TOUR

A residential campus, a vibrance of culture, lecture halls, maker labs, dining hall and expansive grounds for recreation activities.

TEAM

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Linda Kamau

Co-Founder and Managing Director

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Marie Githinji

Co-Founder and Executive Director

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Samantha Rolfe

codeHive Lead

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Nyandia Kamawe

Branding Manager and graphic design trainer

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Zipporah Njoronge

Finance Manager

TRAINERS

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Barre Yasin

Mechanical Design Engineer at BRCK

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Antony Orenge

Senior Software Developer at BRCK

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John Owour

Software developer at Twiga Foods

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Kelie Murungi

Head of Corporate Finance Advisory at Lattice Consulting Limited

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Rodgers Owoko

Career Skills Trainer

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Veronica Thamaini

Africa Regional Coordinator at Creative Action Institute

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Jeff Muthondu

General Manager of Moja Consumer at BRCK

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James Mwai

Co-founder and CTO at Sky.Garden

BOARD MEMBERS

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Dorothy Ooko

Head Of Communications and Public Affairs, Sub-Saharan Africa at Google

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Wambura Kimunyu

Group CEO at Eneza Education

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Erik Hersman

CEO at BRCK