Occupation: Journalism, TV, Entertainment
Occupational Position: TV Host and Media Executive who hosts Sunday Live with Julie Gichuru, the pioneer news and current affairs show at Citizen TV
In 2010 Julie and her husband Anthony established the Footprints Africa Foundation to engage and support innovative youths with a passion for development. The foundation has launched a dynamic high school debate platform, the Great Debaters Contest, in partnership with youth organization, Jamhuri Peace Foundation, and it has facilitated the Natembea Campaign, which seeks to give every child in East Africa access to a decent pair of shoes and engages in education on good hygiene.
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.
Julie has numerous awards and fellowships and has recently been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 20 Young Power Women in Africa.
2012 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow