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#14 AkiraChix, Judith Owigar

“Tech is an enabler, it’s just a tool.”

 

Fellow co-founder: "It was a land full of dudes & these guys thought they were better than us.

 

Judith is an East African Acumen Fellow and an International Focus Fellow. She’s twice been listed as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Women by Kenya’s Business Daily news-paper. CNN named Judith as one of the 10 African tech voices to follow on Twitter. The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology gave her the 2011 Change Agent Award. The US Embassy in Kenya honored Judith with the Unsung Heroes Award and during the Global Entrepreneur-ship Summit 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya, she sat on the same panel as US President Barack Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

 

AkiraChix is a non 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, it’s programs are developed to reach and teach 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, this also includes hosting their own classes on coding and graphic design.

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Judith Owigar:

Twitter: @owigarj

 

AkiraChix

Website: akirachix.com

Twitter: @akirachix

Facebook: akirachix

 

 

Mathias Antonsson:

Twitter: @plurrify

LinkedIn: profile

Email: podcast@plurrify.net

 

 

 

 

 

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