In the lead-up to Women’s History Month, digital public relations firm Publicize is inviting female-led startups from all industries to apply to a pitch-off where they are offered an opportunity to showcase their business ideas to influential members of the media.
Six early-stage companies will be selected after a screening process to present before an online audience and a panel of media judges at Connect: Women Innovators, the event that connects journalists with promising female-led startups to get valuable feedback about their ventures.
The event, slated to be held on March 4, is open to all members of the media and the startup community. Entrepreneurs from all over the world can take part in the competition. Application and attendance are free.
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Since 1995, U.S. presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month” to commemorate the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.
This year’s Women’s History Month is especially significant as it will be observed amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has had a profound impact on all sectors of the economy and spotlighted women in business.
In a recent report, McKinsey & Company wrote that women’s jobs are 1.8 times more vulnerable to the ongoing crisis than men’s jobs.
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