I am interested in the intersection of women, youth, technology and entrepreneurship.
Judith Owigar believes that exposure, education and use of technology can increase the quality of life and as such change the world. As a Social entrepreneur she uses technology as a catalyst for positive change. This is what led her to co-found AkiraChix an organisation whose vision is to nurture generations of women who use technology to develop innovations and solutions for Africa. Her passion to increase female social capital in the African Tech ecosystem has helped propel the entry of many young women, girls and now children, into careers in Science Technology Engineering and Math.
It is this same drive that led her to found Juakali Workforce to address the challenge of growing youth unemployment and improve livelihoods of skilled manual labourers in Kenya. She is currently looking for partners who share our vision for an equitable future for blue collar workers. If you would like to know more, do reach out.
Over the years, she has shared her work through various speaking engagements. From the renowned Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit where she shared the stage with Former US President Barack Obama and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. She has also been recognized with various awards and honours including CNN’s 10 African voices to follow on Twitter, 2015 East African Acumen fellow and 2014 International Focus fellow.
She serves in the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER) board, the Lumen Labs board, the Africa WeTech (Women Enhancing Technology) Leadership Council and the St. George’s Primary School Alumni Association.
International Women's Conference hosted by the Parliament of Republic of South Africa - August 2017
AfChix TechWomen Summit, Kenya- May 2017
AIDF Aid and Development Summit, Kenya- March 2017
Microsoft NextTech- Women in Tech Session, Kenya- February 2017
Care Norge, New Connections, Norway- November 2016
AfriChi Conference, Kenya- November 2016
SEED Africa Symposium, Kenya- September 2016
Nairobi Innovation Week, Kenya- August 2016
Technology and Social Entrepreneurship Forum, Kenya- June 2016
ICT4D conference, Kenya- May 2016
University of Nairobi
M.Sc. Applied Computing
University of Nairobi
B.Sc. Computer Science