C. Moore Media (CMM), an international public relations and communications agency headquartered in New York, has announced the launch of the second edition of its Future is Female Mentorship program.
If you are a young African female founder, this opportunity can help position your business for scalability and growth.
The Future is Female Mentorship program, a complementary Public Relations (PR) and communications initiative is dedicated, in its entirety, to cater to the business development needs of African female tech founders.
For this year’s edition, C. Moore Media has increased its intake from 12 to 25 early-stage African tech female-founded startups that will be carefully selected by an industry panel of CMM team judges.
Why this program?
It is no longer news that African female tech founders are often unsupported and overlooked in the male-dominated tech world. Hence, the Future is Female Mentorship program was launched in 2020 to empower and support this underrepresented group.
Participants of the program will be exposed to fundamental skills of PR and communications, knowledge, and insights to help grow their business, gain more visibility to attract customers, investors, and form strategic partnerships.
What do you stand to gain by participating?
The Future is Female Mentorship program provides African female founders with the following:
- A customized online master class with Claudine Moore MD/Founder, CMM and Adjunct Professor, New York University
- Insights into the fundamentals of PR and communications for Africa-focused start-ups
- Practical examples of how to incorporate storytelling into your communications
- A topline review of The Three T’s: Theme, Tone, and Timing of communications and content creation
- Information on how to create an actionable communications campaign
- An overview of media relations with an outline of the differences between the hyper-local, regional and global press
- COVID Communications: Learn how the media landscape has changed and how this affects your business
- Relevant tips on business relationship development with a cross-section of stakeholders
- Three one-hour one-on-one mentoring sessions tailored to your business and sector
For interested Female founders applying for the Future is Female Mentorship program, you need to be resilient and resourceful with demonstrated traction in building your tech-enabled business.
To qualify, you must meet all of the following conditions:
- Your business is less than two years old.
- You are female-founded or have at least one woman who is part of the founding team.
- Your company must be Africa-focused, serving African markets or Africans in the Diaspora.
- The company is an early-stage startup (pre-series A investment).
- You must have a business plan in place.
- You have a minimum viable product (MVP)
- You have a functional website
- You have launched your startup and have initial traction (i.e., money, users, etc.)
Entries close at 11:59 pm (WAT) on Monday, July 5. The selection of successful female founders will be announced on July 26. Click here to apply.
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