Karen Mwendera, Journalist, Founder and Forbes Africa 30 under 30 curator

Karen Mwendera

Karen Mwendera, Journalist, Founder and Forbes Africa 30 under 30 curator

Meet Karen Mwendera.

Karen Mwendera is an award-winning multimedia journalist. She is a university lecturer, a speaker, writer, anchor, moderator, and founder of Afrikaren Media. She curates the Forbes Africa 30 under 30 lists bringing together game changers from across the continent in business, sports, tech and creatives fields. In her work as a journalist, she has interviewed the likes of Naomi Campbell, President of the AfDB Akinwumi Adesina, Naspers CEO Phuti Mahenyele, Danai Gurira, Femi Kuti, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Mr Eazi, President Cyril Ramaphosa, President Lazarus Chakwera, Deputy minister Emma Theofelus and more.

Karen has expertise covering stories on business, tech, health, women, agriculture, and development in Africa for local and international publications such as eNCA, Destiny Magazine, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Wits Vuvuzela, Mapp Africa and more. Passionate about telling authentic African stories and contributing to a positive African narrative, her company, Afrikaren Media is helping Africa host critical and impactful conversations through digital events and webinars.

In this episode of the podcast, Karen takes us through the highlights of her career as a journalist, the pressure of being the Forbes Africa 30 under 30 curator, behind the scenes of the media industry and her growth through it all.

“Whatever it is that you want to achieve for yourself, don’t fall into the trap that you need other conditions to allow it to happen” – Karen Mwendera

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Contact Karen Mwendera

Instagram: @its_karenm

Twitter: @its_KarenM

Afrikaren Media: https://www.linkedin.com/company/afrikaren-media/?originalSubdomain=za

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