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C Moore Media, a US-Public Relations firm, has launched The Future is Female Mentorship Program for African female founders.

The Future is Female Mentorship Program is 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 more visibility and grow their business.

Ten African female founders will be selected to participate in the inaugural The Future is Female  Mentorship Program, and become members of the Class of 2020.

The program will take place virtually, and C Moore Media is inviting mentees to participate in a group master class hosted on Zoom, followed by three online one hour, one-on-one sessions.

Special consideration will be given 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.

Application criteria:

-The business is less than two years old.

-You are female-founded or have at least one woman who is part of the co-founder team.

-Your company is Africa-focused serving African markets or Africans in the Diaspora.

-The company is an early-stage start-up (pre-series A investment).

-You have a business plan in place.

-You have a minimum viable product (MVP)

-You have launched your start-up and have initial traction (i.e., money, users, etc.)

What The Future is Female Mentorship Program provides for African female founders?

-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

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-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

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-Tips on business relationship development with a cross-section of stakeholders

-Three one hour one-on-one mentoring sessions specific to your business and sector

Applications close on Monday, June 29, and the successful female founders on Monday, July 20.

Click here to apply.

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