Young women are the solution we seek in
tech innovations and leadership.

How it all began

In 2010, a group of Kenyan female software engineers passionate about changing the landscape of the technology field,
came together and created a community.
The community supported, connected and inspired women in the tech space.
It steadily morphed into a training program for girls and young women.

Our Vision

Be the leading source of African female technology talent for the world.

Our Mission

Provide the most promising young women in Africa, technology and entrepreneurial skills to compete economically and bridge the gender gap in tech.

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 THEORY OF CHANGE

“I’m very conscious of the fact that you can’t do it alone. It’s teamwork. When you do it alone you run the risk that when you
are no longer there nobody else will do it.”
The Late Great Prof Wangari Maathai,
Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Founder of the Green Belt Movement

Team

Linda Kamau

Co-Executive Director, Co-Founder

Marie Githinji

Co-Executive Director, Co-Founder

Samantha Wamani

Program Lead

Chef Kelly

Hospitality Lead

Zipporah Njoroge

Finance Lead

Lydia Oduor

Communications Engineer

Margaret Ndinda

Accountant

Linda Kamau

Co-Executive Director, Co-Founder

Marie Githinji

Co-Executive Director, Co-Founder

Samantha Wamani

Program Lead

Chef Kelly

Hospitality Lead

Lydia Oduor

Communications Engineer

Zipporah Njoroge

Finance Lead

Margaret Ndinda

Accountant

CONTACT INFO

Email:info@akirachix.com

ADDRESS

P.O Box 22009-00100
Nairobi

LOCATION

Karen Nairobi, Kenya