Launch of the second edition of the “Future is Female Mentorship Program”

C. Moore Media (CMM), a New York-based PR agency focusing on the US, UK and African markets, announced the second edition of The future is the female mentorship program. The initiative is a complementary public relations (PR) and communications mentoring program dedicated exclusively to African founders of technology.

In 2020, in the midst of the global pandemic, CMM announced the launch of the inaugural edition of The Future is Female mentorship program. The agency launched the initiative to give back to women entrepreneurs and founders of the African tech scene as businesses around the world reeled from the pandemic. The program was created to support African tech founders who are often unsupported in the male-dominated tech world and have received incredible feedback from inside and outside the African tech ecosystem.

Launched on Africa Day last year, the inaugural program saw 12 startups led by women, including, Easy matatu, RPA nuggets, and others, selected from a pool of just under 140 applications from 18 African countries to participate in the three-month program.

For the second edition, CMM is expanding the program in 2021 with new partner announcements and increasing the cohort of selected African founders from 12 to 25.

What the program offers

Reflecting the inaugural edition, The future is the female mentorship program Provide African women founders of start-up technologies with the information, knowledge and public relations and communications skills needed to gain visibility and grow their businesses. It is aimed at African women based on the continent or in the diaspora and who are launching or developing a technology company for African markets or serving Africans in the diaspora.

The program is delivered virtually and mentees participate in masterclasses and sessions tailored to the specific needs of their industry and business. During the mentorship program, the founders will learn the fundamentals of public relations and communications for tech startups, including how to create a communications plan, incorporate storytelling into your corporate communications with multiple stakeholders, and more. .

During the selection process, CMM will pay special attention to startups that focus on health, education, finance, agriculture and sustainability. In addition, startups that provide solutions and meet the needs of African women and girls will also receive special attention.

The 2020 mentees took to social media and shared how much they loved the program.

How to register

The application portal for the second edition of the Future is a Woman Mentorship Program will open at noon (WAT) on Monday, June 7, 2021 and close at 11:59 p.m. (WAT) on Monday, July 5. announced on Monday July 26.

Visit the new program website for more details and follow #CMMtheFutureIsFemale on social media for updates on the program. You can also follow @CMooreMedia on Twitter and Instagram for announcements and follow CMM MD / Founder @ClaudineMoore on Twitter.

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