Our Partners


Areas of Focus

Digital Technology
Gender Equality
Skills Training

AkiraChix ensures young women across East Africa have the tools, education and support to not only have a prosperous career in technology but also live fulfilling lives.

Linda Kamau

Founder & Executive Director

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A naturally curious and confident person, Linda Kamau is no stranger to trailblazing. She is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of AkiraChix. For 10 years working as a software engineer, she found herself being the only woman of color in a leadership position working with people from over 10 different countries and it’s with this inspiration that she co-founded AkiraChix whose mission is to provide hands-on technical training and mentorship to young women and girls to increase the number of skilled women in technology. Linda holds a Bsc. in Business Information Technology from Limkokwing University and Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship through the Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. With her passion of championing diversity and inclusion as well as advocating for girls and women, she sits on the advisory board of WISER Girls School, a high school that empowers girls to overcome poverty, HIV/AIDS, and gender-based violence through education and health. Linda is part of the Inaugural class of Obama Leaders-Africa as well as a returning leader 2019. She is also a Segal Family Foundation African Visionary Fellow and a 2019 Builders of Africa’s Future Awardee.

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