Managing Director, AkiraChix
As a naturally curious 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.
She 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.
Linda is part of the Inaugural class of Obama Leaders:Africa. She is also a Segal Family Foundation African Visionary Fellow and a 2019 Builders of Africa’s Future Awardee.
As the leader of an organization at the forefront of getting more women in technology, Linda continues to champion the inclusion of women in the technical workforce. With skilled women, you are assured not only of economic changes, but also a shift in societal norms.
She enjoys watching Formula 1 and is an avid Mercedes AMG and Lewis Hamilton fan