Future Women announced the launch of an online e-learning platform and a community platform called Future Women Forum.
“Consider community-led courses, events, discussions and incubators to help entrepreneurs build their future careers and lives in one place,” said Lauren Dallas, co-founder of Future Females.
This latest venture is a learning experience built on business for women. Earlier this month, the company announced this new direction and opened its waiting list for its future women’s platform.
More than 5,000 entrepreneurs have signed up for a waiting list and are hoping to be among the first to try out the new platform. Dallas also has a waiting list of busy women who will be founding members of this new venture.
Founding members can not only contribute to the development and design of this new way of online learning, but also have access to key product features of the platform, such as courses, events, challenges, groups and the ‘Future Women’s Fund’. .
Members can contribute to and qualify for funding, mentorship and mentoring through the Future Women Fund.
“We aim to create a platform with comprehensive yet concise business courses that will empower as many women entrepreneurs as possible to develop their skills and access the resources, networks and courses to succeed in their businesses. Less often, happily,” Dallas said.
Learning from the best
Influencer Babalwa Mcaciso is one of many South African creatives and entrepreneurs to join the platform and educate community members on her strategies around personal branding. Not only has Makassio built a thriving community of 267,000 followers, she also launched her own business in 2021, a successful loungewear brand called BNM.
Creative Director Mike Sharman brings his unique storytelling to the stage to create viral brand campaigns and provide insights to build a cult-like business. The founder of Retroviral and author of Brandalism knows a thing or two about brand building, having helped more brands go viral globally than any other African agency.
Tech entrepreneur Arlene Mulder, winner of the Forbes Women in Africa Technology and Innovation Award and one of Africa’s 20 New Wealth Creators, is another contributor on the new platform. She shares her secrets to impressing a class and raising millions in funding in less than an hour through the tried and tested pitching process.
Devon Krantz is a blockchain consultant with experience across Africa and Europe. As the CEO and co-founder of Linum Labs, Krantz wants to see more women succeed in the blockchain industry. As an e-learning experience, Devon teaches the course “How to get ahead of the curve by preparing your business for the future”.