The Future is Female Mentorship Program

C. Moore Media International Public Relations Announces Partnership with Africa Communications Week for Second Edition of The Future is Female Mentorship Program

The Public Relations and Communications Program is Dedicated Exclusively to 

African Female Tech Founders 

C. Moore Media, International Public Relations (CMM), a New York-headquartered PR agency focusing on the  US, UK, and African markets, announces a partnership with Africa Communications Week (AfricaCommsWeek) and the second edition of The Future is Female Mentorship Program.  AfricaCommsWeek is a global platform that builds bridges between communications professionals focused on  Africa’s transformation. The Future is Female Mentorship Program is CMM’s flagship PR and communications  program dedicated exclusively to African female tech founders. The program is the first of its kind dedicated to  African women in tech.  

Partnership Details 

Partnering with AfricaCommsWeek enables The Future is Female Mentorship Program to bring further world class and Pan-African PR expertise from additional leading experts, complementing the award-winning global  and Africa regional PR expertise at CMM. Founded and led by Annie Mutamba and Eniola Harrison,  AfricaCommsWeek will also provide additional perspectives, tools, and insights for the selected female  founders. In addition, the partnership brings expanded Pan-African, multi-market PR expertise, a key  component for many female founders whose startups cover multiple African countries. 

The Future is Female Mentorship Program

The virtual program includes two masterclasses and sessions customized to the specific needs of their startup  sector and business. Mutamba and Harrison will lead group masterclass sessions for the selected mentees  and participate in Q and A sessions. They will also support CMM in creating content for customized sessions.  

The Program 

The second edition of The Future is Female Mentorship Program will provide 25 African female tech founders  of early-stage startups with the PR and communications insights, knowledge, and skills needed to gain  visibility, grow their business, and learn how to build relationships with key media. It is aimed at African  women based on the continent or in the diaspora, launching or growing a tech business for African markets or  serving Africans in the diaspora. 

The inaugural edition of the program was launched on Africa Day in 2020 when businesses worldwide were  reeling from the effects of the global pandemic. CMM’s vision was to create a complimentary program to  support the most vulnerable businesses, such as early-stage startups led by African female tech founders. Twelve female-led startups, including Chil AI Lab Easy Matatu, RPA nuggets, were selected from a pool of  just under 140 applications from 18 African countries to participate in the three-month virtual program.  

In a recent update after going through the program, one of the mentees – Shamim Kaliisa, founder of Chil AI  Lab, was spotted and listed on the inaugural Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts class of 2021. This is a new  global community launched by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to highlight the world’s brightest  innovators at the leading edge of technology, solving problems in emerging economies. Other notable African  startups on the list include GroIntel, 54 Gene, and Farmerline. 

Application Update 

The application portal for the second edition of The Future is Female Mentorship program has now closed.  Early results show a 30% increase in the number of applications and an expansion from 18 to 26 African  countries compared to the inaugural edition. The successful female founders will be announced on Monday,  July 26. Visit the program’s new website www.thefutureisfemalementorshipprogram.com 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’s MD/Founder @ClaudineMoore on Twitter.

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