Ciru Waithaka must be a very happy lady, she just got one of the greatest honors of her life.

The Kenyan entrepreneur was honored by US First Lady Michelle Obama at an exclusive event held at the White House on Tuesday.

She runs a company called Fun Kidz that creates “furniture, accessories and educational tools for children, that are based on African stories”.

Mrs Obama cited Ciru as an example for women who are empowering others in her society, while two others were speakers at an important summit for women.

“You go girl! Ciru is from Kenya so we’re family,” said an evidently elated Mrs Obama sending guests into a fit of laughter.

Check out the amazing moment below