Linda Kamau is the Founder and Executive Director of AkiraChix whose mission is to uncover underserved young women in Africa and equip them with technology skills to compete economically and bridge the gender gap in technology.
An engineer turned entrepreneur, Linda nurtured her entrepreneurship skills through the Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She holds a BSc. in Business Information Technology from Limkokwing University.
Linda is part of the Inaugural class of Obama Leaders: Africa (2018) as well as a returning leader in 2019. She is also a Segal Family Foundation African Visionary Fellow, a Builders of Africa’s Future Awardee, and a 2022 Skoll World Forum Fellow.
As the leader of an organization at the forefront of getting more women into the field of technology, Linda continues to champion the inclusion of women in the technical workforce. She believes that the only ticket to decent work and economic prosperity is giving young women access to meaningful and well-paying jobs.