4th Edition of The Future is Female Mentorship Program Launched in Collaboration With Google Africa

Claudine Moore Founder of The Future is Female Mentorship Program, an intitative under Africa tech-focused PR agency C. Moore Media International. (COURTESY PHOTO / FILE PHOTO) Claudine Moore Founder of The Future is Female Mentorship Program, an intitative under Africa tech-focused PR agency C. Moore Media International. (COURTESY PHOTO / FILE PHOTO)
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C. Moore Media and Allison+Partners in collaboration with Google Africa have launched the fourth edition of The Future is Female Mentorship Program — an initiative that provides public relations and communications expertise, insights, knowledge, and skills exclusively to African female founders to support the increased visibility and growth of their startups.

“We’re excited to launch the fourth edition of The Future is Female Mentorship Program with Allison + Partners,” Claudine Moore, The Program’s Founder, said in a press statement. “We are also delighted to collaborate with Google Africa and their Women Founders Africa Program, and Salesforce, who will be hosting a session on VC funding with the selected finalists of the program.”

The Future is Female Mentorship Program effective today is accepting applications (CLICK HERE TO APPLY) until Monday, June 26th, 2023 from all interest Africa female startup founders. The successful founders to join the program will be announced on Tuesday, July 25th, 2023.

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With their collaboration with Google Africa, selected alumni from the Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders Africa Program will also take part in the Future is Female Mentorship Program.

Aligning with the goals and objectives of the Future is Female Mentorship Program, the Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders Africa Program also aims to empower and support women founders in Africa by providing resources and opportunities to scale their startups and address African problems.

“We are excited to be collaborating with The Future is Female Mentorship Program as it aligns with the mission of the Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders Africa Program to support and empower women founders building great tech startups in Africa or for Africa,” said Folarin Aiyegbusi, Head of Startup Ecosystem, Sub Saharan Africa. “By increasing the representation of women in the startup ecosystem, we can help bridge the gap between the number of women-led startups and the amount and quality of support they receive, ultimately leading to more diversity and innovation.”

The fourth edition of the program also welcomes the Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund which will support the program by hosting a session on VC funding for the selected female founders from across Africa. 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.

Techcabal alongside Africa Communications Week, a global platform that builds bridges between communications professionals focused on Africa’s transformation will return for the third consecutive year as official partners of the program. Tope Adubi and David Idagu will join the program’s founder, Claudine Moore as the lead mentors.

What the 2023 Program Offers
Delivered virtually, and the mentees are invited to participate in masterclasses and sessions customized to the specific needs of their sector and business. African female founders will learn insights into VC funding, public relations and communications, storytelling, media relations, and more.

During the selection process, special consideration is given to startups that focus on health, education, finance, agriculture, and sustainability. In addition, startups that provide solutions and/or address African women’s and girls’ needs will also receive special consideration.

How to Apply
The application portal for The Future is Female Mentorship Program is now open until June 26, 2023. Successful applicants will be announced on July 25, 2023 All women building great tech startups in Africa for Africans can APPLY HERE and take advantage of this opportunity.

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