The third edition of The Future is Female Mentorship Program, the only PR and communications mentorship program dedicated exclusively to African female tech founders, has announced the 25 finalists for this year. In this edition, the program received 343 applications from 36 different African countries, translating to a 91% increase compared to the applications received in the 2021 edition. C. Moore Media launched the inaugural edition in 2020 on Africa Day.
The finalists for the 2022 program come from a range of African countries. The selected finalists are:
In celebration of Africa Day 2022, C. Moore Media, International Public Relations (CMM), a New York-headquartered PR agency focusing on the US, UK, and African markets, announces the launch of the third edition of The Future is Female Mentorship Program. The initiative is a complementary Public Relations (PR) and communications mentorship program dedicated exclusively to African female tech founders.
The Future is Female Mentorship Program is the first and only PR and communications program dedicated exclusively to African women in tech. It was initially launched in 2020 to give back to African female tech founders at a time when businesses around the world were reeling from the effects of the pandemic. The program was created to support African female tech founders often unsupported in the male-dominated tech world and received incredible feedback from the African and global tech ecosystem. Read More
New York, NY – August 2021 – 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 TechCabal and The Future is Female Mentorship Program. TechCabal is a pan-African tech publication chronicling innovation and technology developments across Africa, and The Future is Female Mentorship Program is a PR and Communications program dedicated exclusively to African female tech founders. Read More
Spend just a few moments scrolling through certain corners of Twitter and you’ll see someone asking why a platform that brought them customers, partners, or investors should be free. Or talk to a woman whose business was covered by Forbes or a young activist who makes the 30 Under 30 list and ask them what opportunities it brought.
In today’s age of self-promotion and online noise, Public Relations, or PR, is a critical skill. It can be the difference between a business failing and becoming a household name. For some people, promoting themselves in public is easy, but for most, it needs to be learned. That’s where the Future is Female Mentorship Program comes in. The program, run by C. Moore Media International Public Relations (CMM), is for African female founders of tech companies. “As a Black female founder myself, I understand the challenges Black and African female founders and entrepreneurs.. Read more
C. Moore Media International Public Relations’ MD & Founder, Claudine Moore has been named the winner of the Best Leader in Public Relations and Communications at the 2021 Davos Communications Awards.
The Davos Communications Awards are global awards that honours individuals and organizations around the world, who demonstrate exceptionally professional work in public relations, marketing, branding, social media, CSR and leadership.
Claudine won the award due to her outstanding leadership and proven ongoing achievements in reshaping Africa’s narrative, and being a champion of global diversity by pushing the visibility of African businesses in global media and promoting the positive narrative for Africa and African business in the diaspora. She was also recognized for her career moving up through leadership positions in global agencies, including Hill&Knowlton Strategies where she was the first Black person to hold a regional leadership role in the company’s 100+ year history.
See the full list of 2021 winners here
One thing African startup founders will tell you is, launching a startup here is a lot more difficult compared to other better-developed ecosystems across the world. When you’re in a space where established startups are struggling to scale, you can imagine what it’ll be like for early-stage startups, not to talk of the considerably marginalised female-led ones.
Early-stage startups have a lot to juggle, from operations to funding, and sometimes the public relationships aspect of the business just ends up suffering. In a bid to deal with this challenge, New York-based Public Relations company C. Moore Media launched the Future is Female Programme geared at providing mentorship in PR and other business development skills for African tech female founders. Read More
New York-based public relations (PR) company C. Moore Media has launched the second edition of The Future is Female Mentorship Programme, a PR and communications mentorship programme dedicated to the business development needs of African tech female founders.
The Future is Female Mentorship Programme aims to provide the underserved market of African female founders of early-stage startups with the PR and communications insights, knowledge, and skills needed to gain visibility and grow their business.
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 programme selected 12 startups for its inaugural edition last year, and has now opened applications for round two. Read More
New York, NY – June 2021 – C. Moore Media, International Public Relations (CMM), a New York-headquartered PR agency focusing on the US, UK, and African markets, announces the launch of the second edition of The Future is Female Mentorship Program. The program is a Public Relations (PR) and communications mentorship program dedicated exclusively to the business development needs of African female tech founders. The program is the first of its kind in Africa.
During the mentorship program, female founders will learn insights into the fundamentals of PR and communications for early-stage tech startups, how to create a communications plan, how to incorporate storytelling into 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. Read more
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.
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. Read More
On International Women’s Day 2021, Claudine Moore moderated a high-level event themed: Reaching Financial Equality – a Call to Action. Opening remarks were provided by H. M, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. Other panelists included the Ministers of Finance for Mexico and Indonesia, Hon. Arturo Herrera and H. E Sri Mulyani Indrawati and the Governor of Bank of Ghana, Dr Ernest Kwamina Addison.
The event was hosted by Women’s World Banking, the World Bank, the Better Than Cash Alliance, and the United Nations Capital Development Fund and discussed the importance of prioritizing digital financial inclusion for women.
The panelists committed to action points listed in the G20 report on Advancing Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion, endorsed by all G20 Finance Ministers. These include the outlaw of financial discrimination against women, the design of appropriate and affordable financial products for women, and an end to the gender digital divide, amongst other calls to action.
You can watch the full webinar session here