Elegance and poise. These are some of the words used to describe Kenyan media personality?Julie Gichuru, current host of Citizen TV’s?African Leadership Dialogue.
Gichuru was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya to a father from Kashmir, the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent and a mother from Kiambu, a town in Central Province, Kenya. Following her dreams at a young age to become a lawyer, she obtained both law and business degrees from Cardiff Law School and Cardiff Business School, University of Wales respectively. Destiny called when she returned back home to Kenya. She chose a career in media, starting with a stint at Capital FM, a Kenyan urban music radio station. This has led to the incredible success and achievements that have distinguished her?as a leading woman in her genre.
An award winning media personality, Gichuru was the first African woman to win the Martin Luther King Salute to Greatness Award, an award that recognizes U.S. national and/or international individuals who exemplify excellence in leadership and a commitment to the principles and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 2011, Forbes magazine recognized her as one of ?20 youngest powerful women in Africa. She is also a fellow of the African Leadership initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Gichuru continues to expand her influence as an entrepreneur. She is the founder of Arimus Media, a venture created with a vision to tell the African story through the dissemination of well rounded, quality content for viewers on the continent and around the globe. She is also the founder of?Mimi.co.ke, an online fashion retail outlet and her?blog, where she shares her daily life and musings with the public.
Perhaps her greatest?achievement?is her family. Gichuru is a married mother to four children.