Rise Awards

The Rise Awards are a celebration of the outstanding talent, skills, expertise and achievements of exceptional women across the broadcast technology and services sectors.

The Rise Awards 2022

The Rise Awards are returning in 2022 – with more awards than ever! Opening for entries in June – watch this space for further details.

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2021 Winners

A huge congratulations to all the winners of the Rise Awards, announced at an Awards Ceremony, as part of the DPP Leaders’ Briefing on 18 November 2021, in London and online.

 

The Awards

Business Award 2021

This award will recognise the achievements of a woman running a business within the broadcast industry (either manufacturer or service provider), for example, a CEO, Managing Director, COO, or business owner. We are looking for someone who shows business acumen, outstanding leadership whilst achieving remarkable business growth.

Shortlists

WINNER

Michelle Munson,

CEO and Co-Founder, Eluvio

R&D Engineer Award 2021

This award will recognise a dynamic and innovative engineer, who represents the very best of our broadcasting profession. She is a high achiever, a problem solver and a team player. She should be an inspiration to her colleagues, the wider profession and also inspire others to follow in her footsteps.

Shortlists

WINNER

Laura Bunea,

R&D Engineer, Vizrt

Production Support Engineer Award 2021

This award will recognise a dynamic and innovative engineer, who represents the very best of our broadcasting profession. She is a high achiever, a problem solver and a team player. She should be an inspiration to her colleagues, the wider profession and also inspire others to follow in her footsteps.

Shortlists

WINNER

Carys Hughes,

Engineer – Emerging Technologies, Sky
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Marketer/PR Award 2021

This award will commend an outstanding woman who is working in a marketing or PR role in the industry; either in-house or for an agency or as a freelancer. She will demonstrate a desire to learn and innovate, as well as being a strategic-thinker who consistently show astuteness, professionalism and creativity.

Shortlists

WINNER

Silvia Botella,

Marketing Manager, Red Bee Media

Product Innovation Award 2021

This award will recognise the importance of revolution and invention for the broadcasting sector today and for the future. Fulfilling either a product development and/or product management role, the outcome should be engaging and empowering to make a difference and create tangible benefits to the industry.

Shortlists

WINNER

Karen Walker,

Vice President – Camera Motion Systems, Ross Video

Rising Star Award 2021

The Rising Star Award will recognise women who are industry newcomers, with four years or less industry experience, but who are considered as stand-out performers, innovators and emerging leaders in the broadcast & media industry. Applicants must have demonstrated exceptional and ongoing achievements and have made significant and demonstrable contributions to their business.

Shortlists

WINNER

Neave Spikings, Support Engineer ITV Studios

 

Sales Award 2021

The Sales Award is designed to celebrate excellence in sales; from great sales performance, showing initiative and creativity, as well as maintaining great customer relationships. Open to any woman in a sales role in the broadcast industry working either in a manufacturer, service provider, broadcaster, media publisher or tradeshow.

Shortlists

WINNER

Karen Clark, Head of Australian and New Zealand Sales, Telstra

Technical Operation Award 2021

This award will celebrate a technical operations team member who has gone above and beyond the requirements of their day to day role to make a difference, whether it’s delivering outstanding client service on a particular project or service line, resolving a difficult problem or supporting a colleague or client to help achieve this.

Shortlists

WINNER

Rebecca Moore, Director Technical Operations, CNNI

Woman of the Year Award 2021

This special award will be chosen by the Rise Advisory Board and is open to any woman from across the sector and at any level. It will celebrate an extraordinary and inspirational woman who has made a significant contribution within her field.

Shortlists

JOINT WINNERS

Inga Ruehl, 

Executive Director, Production Services and Operations, Sky

 

Borika Vucinic,

Vice President, Bell Media Networks

Company Award For Investment in Women 2021

The winning organisation will have made a significant time or financial investment in recruiting and retaining it’s female workforce. They will be ensuring equal pay, giving their female talent a voice, providing flexible working practices and have a no-tolerance attitude to sexism in the workplace. This company will celebrate the success of its female team and be able to demonstrate the steps they have taken to do all of this.

Shortlists

WINNER

Visual Data Media Services

Student Award 2021

Our student of the year will be a stellar representative of their educational institution. They will be the most outstanding student of their year but not necessarily with the highest grades. She will have shown determination to succeed and demonstrated a desire to learn, improve and exceed their potential.

Shortlists

WINNER

Holly van der Rest, Solent University

Influencer Award 2021

This award will go to an individual that creates influence, communities, has a voice in the industry and brings people together. They can work in a sales, marketing, journalist, business or any other role and will be recognised by their peers and community as an influencer.

Shortlists

WINNER

Louise Patel, Share My Telly Job