Judith is one of the founders of AkiraChix; a not for profit organisation that aims to inspire and develop a successful force of women in technology who will change Africa’s future. Founded in April 2010, AkiraChix aims to be the leading women’s network impacting technology in Africa. It’s programs are developed to reach young women at different levels, those in Primary School, High School and University, those working in technology and those who wish to have a career in technology, making it an effectively wholesome program. In this episode, Judith shares some of the opportunities and challenges in the Kenyan tech industry.
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AkiraChix runs a technical training program that targets young women from poor social and economic backgrounds in Nairobi. This training program is the first of its kind not only in Kenya, but also in Africa, as it is the only technical based program targeting women only.
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