By Lauren W. Wilson, Founder of ColorComm, Inc.

I have always felt that it is critically important for female communicators to invest heavily in mentoring and supporting young professionals in our field. One of my main objectives, when launching ColorComm, was to build a strong community of women who can learn from and inspire one another. Today, I am thrilled to share that we are debuting a new opportunity for young women in communications to gain valuable access to some of the industry’s leading voices.

ColorComm has launched the ColorComm Fellows Program to cultivate the next generation of young leaders in communications, marketing, media, and advertising. The program will provide mentorship, training, access, and opportunity to a select group of women ages 21-26 with 1-4 years professional experience.

The program aims to reach ambitious millennials who are looking for more opportunities and access within their career, who may not currently have the resources to advance.

ColorComm aims to help this select group of individuals by providing them with professional mentorship and training, discussions with industry thought leaders, and conversations with the successful executives in the public relations, advertising, marketing and media industry. The aim of the program is to equip these young professionals with the skills to advance their career to the next level.

The ColorComm Fellows Program offers a solution to HR professionals in this industry who often complain that they can’t find, retain, and advance diverse talent. ColorComm argues that we have the community and talent that you say you can’t find.

The fellows program is exclusively dedicated to advance young multicultural professionals in the communications industry. The deadline to apply for the ColorComm Fellows Program is Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5pm EST.

The Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in and experience ColorComm’s 4th Annual Conference. ColorComm’s Annual Conference will be held July 26-28 2017 at the Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne. The Conference will convene over 400 business leaders from across the country for a three day retreat. The event will be keynoted by Whoopi Goldberg and will include dynamic speakers such as IPG’s Chairman Michael Roth, The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard’s EVP for Marketing and Brand Development Dana Miller, LISNR’s CEO Rodney Williams, The Girl’s Lounge’s Founder and CEO Shelley Zalis and many more.

As a previous honoree of Washington Women in PR’s Emerging Leader Award, I truly believe in the work, mission, and community of this professional organization and, particularly, in its commitment to supporting young, female professionals. I encourage the community of Washington Women in PR to apply for the ColorComm Fellows Program and I can’t wait to see you in Miami!

Apply here.