The Shortlist For The Rise Awards Are Announced

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

We will be announcing the winners of a record 14 awards in a ceremony kindly hosted by BT Sport and Timeline in London and streamed online. This will be followed by a drinks reception. Registration opens soon – email to find out more.

The Awards


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.


Bleuenn Le Goffic, Accedo

Camilla James, Techex

Daniella Weigner, Cinegy

Heather Dower, Hotdrop

Jade Kurian, Latakoo

Mitzi Dominguez, Clear-Com

Nyema Zam, Samuh Mediatech

Business Operations

This award celebrates individuals who takes the resources available to them and turns them into the finest content that we see on screens today. These resources include finance, workforces, legal etc and the person in the business operations role will ensure that they are delivered to the right place at the right time with the highest levels of quality.


Lainey Scott-Campbell, Red Bee Media

Madeline LaRue, Deluxe

Shivani Kochhar, Warner Bros. Discovery

Swapna Nadkarni, Deluxe Entertainment Distribution India Pvt

Jane Sung, Cinedeck

Amanda Wall, Take 1

R&D Engineer

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.


Emma Young, BBC

Eva Sandén-Westberg Net Insight

Zineb Agyo, Ateme

Jigyasa Grover, Twitter


This Award recognises men working across the media technology sector who have driven both internal and external initiatives to support gender diversity. Over the last year they will have worked to support or develop new programmes within their own companies or wider industry community. They will have also used their voice to drive conversations and ensure that the lack of gender diversity remains a priority for their colleagues and the industry.


Fernando Kufer, disguise

Ian Wagdin, BBC R&D

Kike Garcia Gil, Head of Marketing, Source Elements

Kris Langbridge, Amazon Web Services

Production Support Engineer

This award will recognise an organised and skilled Production Support Engineer, who represents the very best of our media profession. She has a strong understanding of the broadcast chain, offers outstanding troubleshooting skills; implicitly relates to relevant standards and demonstrates the ability to fault find from first principles. She excels in the high pressure and time critical broadcast production environment.


Hannah Pickford, Gravity Media

Kathleen Gray, NEP UK

Kirsty Elliot, Timeline Television

Markela Deverikou, NEP UK


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.


Lauren Carter-Jones, Broadcast Tech & Sport Group

Lauren Myers, Ross Video

Sophie Light-Wilkinson, Bitmovin

Yaya Selva, Net Insight

Zoe Mumba, Bitmovin

Product Innovation

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.


Alice Risholt, Codemill

Carolin Schramm, ARRI Solutions

Floriane Magera, EVS

Karen Robinson, Clear-Com

Lucy Seaborne, Grass Valley

Rising Star

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.


Beth Harper, Object Matrix

Emily Phillips, DAZN

Maddie Holmes, EMG

Sarah Ambrose, Timeline Television

Susan Lim, Techtel Pty

Maddie Holmes, EMG


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.


Jiyon Hahn, Harmonic

Nicola Milburn, Phabrix

Rebecca Knight, disguise

Roberta Cambio, Brightcove

Sandra Hernandez, Ross Video

Technical Operations

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.


Chere Johnson, Encompass

Gemma Whalley, BBC News

Hannah Marsh, Picture Shop North

Pippa Windus, Telstra Broadcast Services

Sarita Marchena, Red Bee Media

Project Management or Delivery

This award will celebrate a person who has exceeded in delivering transformational projects, on-time and within budget. They have exceptional organisational and leadership skills as well as managing multiple stakeholders and multiple tasks.


Chrissie Collins, EMG

Katie Brand,  BT Media and Broadcast

Mallory Larsen, Deluxe

Natasha London, Red Bee Media

Niki Whittle, disguise

Woman of the Year Award

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.


To be announced at the Awards Ceremony

Company Award For Investment in Women

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.







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.


To be announced


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.


Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter

Sarah Essoof, Engage Digital Partners

Megan Wagoner, Vimond