J ulie Gichuru is an entrepreneur and African media personality. Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arimus Media Limited, an production house focused on quality AFRICAN content, and MIMI HOLDINGS LTD, a fashion retail business. To learn more visit www.mimi.co.ke. and www.arimusmedia.co.ke.
J ulie conceptualized and hosts the Africa Leadership Dialogues, a syndicated current affairs program with a focus on African development and growth. she is also a TV Host with East Africa's leading broadcaster Citizen TV. Her prime time news and current affairs show Sunday Live with Julie Gichuru airs weekly.
Julie's career in the media over the past 15 years has seen her work across the fields of broadcast, print and digital media. In 2000-2002 Julie ran a lifetyle magazine called Quest. Moving on to broadcast she worked as a news presenter and hosted a hard hitting radio talk show at Capital FM before transiting to television where she has created and hosted a record number of highly successful news and current affairs shows across a number of media houses. Julie worked with a team at Citizen TV to conceptualize and host the groundbreaking news show Sunday Live with Julie Gichuru. This pioneer news and current affairs show launched in 2008 at Citizen TV, redefining the style and delivery of news in Kenya. In 2009 Julie conceptualized and hosted Fist to Five for Change, which facilitated reconciliation and healing for victims and perpetrators of post election violence in Kenya. She has also pioneered an impressive number of television shows, from the first Kenyan investigative TV series, The Inside Story, to various current affairs shows including the celebrated post election peace specials Voices of Reason.
he Footprints Africa Foundation has been established by Anthony and Julie Gichuru to help empower and grow healthy, dignified and informed societies in the region. FAF supports the Great Debaters Contest and the Africa Leadership Dialogues, both platforms for discussion and exchange of ideas on African challenges and opportunities. These forums are now televised for impact across millions of households. FAF also supports the Natembea Campaign launched by a youth group called the Gisma Group. This campaign empowers people with health and hygiene information and delivers shoes to schools in highly disadvantaged areas. The Natembea Campaign has impacted positively on the lives of thousands of children across Kenya. FAF believes in giving people a chance to make a mark, to leave a footprint of positivity on the world.
ulie is passionate about family, she is married to entrepreneur Anthony Gichuru. They have had 5 children. "Above all we have a responsibility to nurture and grow the younger generation and our primary role is vested in the family unit." Having had five children Julie is also passionate about maternal healthcare and is an ambassador of the AMREF Stand Up for African Mothers campaign which seeks to train over 15,000 midwives across East Africa.
Read more here www.standupforafricanmothers.com
Julie has also been a UNICEF Ambassador for breast feeding.