Brand and Communications Strategist
Wambui JL is a consummate creative with a career spanning nearly 20 years, in numerous companies and multiple countries. She has been a creative thinker all her life, readily immersing herself in art oriented subjects during her early schooling and eventually graduating with a BA degree in Graphic Design from Curtin University (Australia). She also dabbled in dancing and writing poetry at some point in her 20s.
Currently, she is the Creative Director at Thellesi Co. a content creation agency that focuses on social organizations; and the founder of Hairpolitan Lifestyle. The latter is an online content platform that educates African women on how to maintain their natural hair along with managing other aspects of their lives such as fitness, diet, sustainable menstrual practices, mental health and must attend social activities.
Recently in her career, Wambui has nurtured a growing passion to strengthen the African female entrepreneur by involving herself with platforms such Startup Grind Nairobi where she has interviewed and helped showcase successful entrepreneurs like June Gachui, Dorothy Ghettuba-Pala, Wandia Gichuru, Connie Aluoch, Anyango Mpinga, and Ann McCreath. She has also hosted and Emcee'd for events in the same line like iHub's Women in Entrepreneurship Series and The Hairitage Chronicles, East African's premier natural hair festival held twice a year.
In April this year, Wambui registered the Nairobi chapter of Women’s March Global and is looking forward to bringing meaningful impact to the daily conversations that affect the African women for example the call to bring to an end Femicide in Kenya that has risen sharply in 2019 alone.
Wambui sits on the board of Trade + Impact Association, and is a published poet & writer, having been featured in various publications including the Quarterly Colour Series ™ and the coffee table book Femmolution.
"I love to create, communicate and connect," Wambui
Follow me on Twitter & Instagram as @wambuijl
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Wambui stands out as the best moderator we have worked with at Startup Grind Nairobi. She has interviewed our most valued guests including Gina Din-Kariuki, Ann McCreath (KikoRomeo) and Dorothy Ghettuba (Spielworks Media). Wambui sparks conversations that are current, relevant and engaging. She is always on time, always prepared and always professional. We are excited about future opportunities to work with Wambui.
It was great working with Wambui. Her effective communications skills embodied the vision of Akili Dada’s 2017 Dadas Lead Conference. We are keen on time management and Wambui proved to be dependable with the time frames availed to her. Her digital communication presentation complied with Akili Dada’s core values. We look forward to working with you again.
We have had the pleasure of working with different people during our events and Wambui ranks among the best moderators we have encountered. She understands the market well and could easily relate to the panel and audience by actively engaging them throughout the event. Her passion as a moderator in the natural hair, beauty, and fashion and the overall creative industry makes her an electrifying moderator. We would highly recommend her for any moderator job in the industry.
Wambui joined us for the planning stage which we found invaluable not only for the smooth running of the event but also because she got to know us and adapt her style to make the event what we needed it to be. Wambui’s professionalism kept our event running smoothly. She kept the event enjoyable and informative at the same time.
Wambui is a well-rounded and adaptive emcee that knows how to read the crowd and go with the flow. When she emcee’d for us at our Denim and Bandana event in August, she ended up throwing out the program and thinking on her feet to suit the mood of the day and fit in the most important items on the list. She even had a few surprises for us and played a big part in the success of our event.
- We had the pleasure of working with Wambui during the StoryMoja Festival, 2017. Tasked with curating the Female Tent during the festival, we were looking for a Moderator who had the ability to connect with the audience. Not only did Wambui do a good job of engaging the audience, but she did her research on members of the Panel.I believe this enabled her to create a rapport with each one of them before the actual event. She was punctual to get to the venue and was accessible by phone and email prior to the event.Wambui has the uncanny ability to stay authentic in her delivery and I believe that is not only what makes her a pleasure to work with, but gets the audience open enough to actively participate in the conversation. We would not hesitate to work with her again.