International public relations, communications and business development agency, C.Moore Media has announced the Launch of The Future is Female Mentorship Program; a program is dedicated exclusively to African tech female founders.
The program is a Public Relations (PR) and communications mentorship program launched to provide the underserved market of African female founders of early-stage start-ups with the PR and communications insights, knowledge, and skills needed to gain visibility and grow their business. The program is aimed at African women based on the continent or in the diaspora, and are launching or growing a tech business for African markets or serving Africans in the diaspora.
“The launch of The Future is Female Mentorship Program, is exclusively designed for African female founders. We have been working with an increasing number of Africa-focused tech companies and have seen that access to resources for African women is lacking,’ said Claudine Moore, Managing Director/Founder, C. Moore Media, International Public Relations, and Adjunct Professor, New York University.
“We wanted to address this by launching a mentorship program to support African female founders in learning how to leverage PR and communications to help grow their business.” She also stated.
According to David Idagu, Africa Regional Lead for C. Moore Media, CMM will select ten female founders to participate in the inaugural The Future is Female Program, where the mentees will become members of the Class of 2020. The program will take place virtually, and the mentees will participate in a master class led by Claudine Moore, followed by three online one hour one-on-one sessions. The individual sessions will be customized for the needs of each mentee and their business development goals. During the mentorship program, female founders will learn insights into the fundamentals of PR and communications for tech start-ups, how to create a communications plan, how to incorporate storytelling into your business communications with multiple stakeholders, and more.
“The program will also provide mentees with insights customized for the unique needs of their business and sector. CMM will give special consideration to start-ups that focus on health, education, finance, agriculture, and sustainability. In addition, start-ups that provide solutions and/or address the needs of African women and girls will also receive special consideration. This is a complimentary program, no fees involved at all. We just want to support African women” Idagu added.
CMM is an independent, New York-headquartered, international public relations, communications and business development agency with expertise in US, European and African markets. The company provides International and Pan-African media relations, crisis communications, thought-leadership and branding across multiple industries. CMM and founder Claudine Moore own a unique and highly specialized expertise working with African brands and in African markets.
The portal opened on Monday June 8 and closes on Monday June 29