As 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 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. With this inspiration, she co-founded AkiraChix 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 a certificate in social entrepreneurship through the executive program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. With her passion for championing diversity and inclusion as well as advocating for girls and women, she sits on the advisory board of WISER Girls School.
Linda is part of the inaugural Obama Leaders:Africa class, as well as a returning leader in 2019. She is also a member of the Founding Working Group of the African Visionary Fund.
When she’s not donor mapping, developing strategy, or trying out the latest technology, you can find her watching a Manchester United game or watching Formula 1.