The Future is Female Mentorship Program is a PR and communications mentorship program established particularly for African Tech female innovators by C.Moore Media International Public Relations (CMM).The fourth
edition of The Future is Female Mentorship program promises to reach even more African female founders from across the continent while introducing additional partners in more diverse sectors, expanding the resources, network, expertise, and knowledge available to mentees. For the first time, Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders Africa Program and Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund will collaborate with the program highlighting both organizations support in developing tech across Africa.
Mirroring previous editions, this edition of The Future is Female Mentorship Program will provide African female tech founders of early-stage startups with the PR and communications insights, knowledge, and skills needed to gain visibility and grow their business. It is aimed at African women based on the continent or in the diaspora and is launching or growing a tech business for African markets or serving Africans in the diaspora. Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund has an active interest in Africa and continues to assess opportunities across the Continent. The Fund has invested in some of the region’s top Africa-focused tech startups including Flutterwave and Andela. As part of their support for the program, they will host a session on VC funding for the selected female founders from across Africa.
- Customized online masterclasses with Claudine Moore, Allison+Partners Managing Director, Africa and Adjunct Professor, New York University and TechCabal Editor, with contributions from AfricaCommsWeek’s founders.
- Customized virtual sessions with Allison+partners team members and leading experts from the tech ecosystem specific to your business and sector
- Insights into the fundamentals of PR and communications for Africa-focused startups
- 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
- Tips on business relationship development with a cross-section of stakeholders
- 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 startup (pre-series A investment).
- You have a business plan in place.
- You have a minimum viable product (MVP)
- You should have a functional website
- You have launched your startup and have initial traction (i.e., money, users, etc.)
While we welcome applications from a vast cross-section of businesses and sectors, startups that focus on health, education, finance, agriculture, and sustainability will be given special consideration. We will also pay special attention to businesses that address the needs/service African women and girls in African markets or the Diaspora.