Strive to Rise

Launching October 2022 – a new programme to recognise your company’s commitment to gender diversity

The Strive to Rise programme is designed to encourage gender diversity and celebrate good practice within organisations across the media technology sector.

How it works

Your organisation can be part of the Strive to Rise programme by completing the Strive to Rise self assessment form and submitting sources of evidence on an Evidence Sheet to support your application. 

Once this has been completed, you’ll be given a score based on your submission and potentially be awarded the Rise Strive to Rise mark at the relevant level.  

Please note that all information shared will be treated confidentially by Rise. And don’t forget, our Strive to Rise Manager is on hand to help you throughout the process too!

The levels

The Strive to Rise programme offers you a practical tool to understand, benchmark and celebrate your organisation’s current level of commitment to gender diversity. There are three excellence levels of Strive to Rise marks, designed to reflect your level of achievement, in addition to encouraging your organisation to seek new ways to continually improve. 

Benefits of the Strive to Rise programme 

There are a variety ways that your organisation can benefit from applying for the Strive to Rise mark, including: 

  • Highlighting your organisation’s commitment to gender diversity to a wider industry audience;
  • Giving your company the competitive edge when it comes to attracting and recruiting the very best candidates for job vacancies and diversifying your talent pool;
  • Demonstrating support for everyone across your organisation and help to retain valued employees;
  • Helping your organisation to celebrate, champion and promote women,
  • Informing strategic business planning and HR practices.

Strive to Rise, has been a genuinely valuable and insightful process for us to go through. Spearheaded by our CPO and Rise Ambassador, Lorna Bains, who has been a leading force and shining a light in our fight for equality, we are thrilled to be one of the first companies to commit to the scheme. It has allowed us to recognize how much we already have in place to champion women in our business but also highlights what more we can be doing and simple processes that we can establish to improve our gender diversity here at disguise.

Fernando Küfer, disguise

Who should apply

Strive to Rise is open to all sizes of business across the media technology sector across the globe.  


Further details to follow later in September, including special introductory rates.

Starting your Strive to Rise journey

If you would like to find out more and apply, please contact Amy Hubbard on