NEW YORK — ColorComm, the networking organization for multicultural women in communications, has partnered with MSLGroup to launch a program that aims to support young professionals across the PR and media industries.

The ColorComm Fellows Program will assist multicultural women ages 21-26 with networking, professional development, mentorship and training, and will also allow them to attend ColorComm's annual conference in Miami in July, 2017. 

"We've created the fellows program to provide an opportunity for ambitious young professionals who otherwise might not have the means to connect with the tools and resources they need for exposure and advancement," said Lauren Wesley Wilson, ColorComm's founder and president. 

Criteria to qualify for the program include being multicultural, a recent college graduate or a young professional with up to four years experience. ColorComm also asks that applicants have clear goals on how they would like to impact the communications industry. 

Wilson said the idea for the programs was sparked when a young ColorComm member wanted to attend the conference to further her career development, but she didn't have the means to attend. 

"We're looking for diversity in age, ethnicity and where people are from. We'd like to help ambitious, goal oriented women who are from places where the communications industry isn't as strong as others network and get the professional development they need," Wilson said. She cited retention and advancement within the industry as high priorities for the group. 

The program is currently open for applications and the deadline is May 1, 2017. To apply visit