Rise Mentoring Programme


  • About the Programme

  • Programme benefits

  • Who can apply

  • Who can be a Rise Mentor

  • Timescales and further information

About the Rise Mentoring Programme

Are you a woman dreaming of making strides in the media technology sector? Look no further! Our coveted six-month journey is tailor-made to support and empower you every step of the way.

Here's what you can expect as a Rise Mentee:

  • Get paired with an industry mentor for at least 12 hours of personalised guidance,
  • Monthly mentee meetings and exclusive access to industry events to expand your network,
  • Engage in regular training sessions covering everything from career mapping to crafting your personal brand and boosting resilience and assertiveness,
  • Tap into peer-to-peer support from your fellow mentees and guidance from our dedicated Rise team.

Participation in the programme is free of charge, thanks to the generous support of our industry partners and the invaluable time given by our esteemed mentors.

Ready to RISE? Join us on this incredible journey of growth and success!

Benefits of mentoring

Once accepted into the programme, you'll embark on a 6-month journey that promises to empower and shape your career, by helping you:

  • Illuminate the path to your career goals with personalised guidance and strategies,
  • Broaden your horizon by exploring diverse career options, seizing opportunities, and discovering unique paths to success,
  • Elevate your confidence and self-awareness to new heights, empowering you to navigate your professional journey with assurance,
  • Expand your network and forge meaningful connections that open doors to exciting possibilities,
  • Immerse yourself in a series of engaging training sessions that will equip you with all the skills essential to your professional development.

It's more than mentoring - it's an investment in your future.

Who can apply as a Mentee

This exclusive program is crafted for ambitious women aiming to propel their careers to new heights within the dynamic landscape of the broadcast and media technology industry, and who are based across the following regions:

  • the UK,
  • Europe,
  • North America,
  • India,
  • the APAC region,
  • the ANZ region.

If you're eager to be part of a nurturing community and are prepared to dedicate your time and energy to this transformative journey, we urge you to embrace this opportunity by sending an application!

Who can become a Rise Mentor

Rise Mentors are exceptional individuals of all genders, and seasoned professionals across various roles in the broadcast and media technology industry. They all embody strong leadership qualities and a deep commitment to fostering diversity.

To qualify, you need to have substantial working experience in the field and commit to dedicating your time and expertise to guide and support your Mentee throughout the immersive 6-month programme.

Candidates need to be based in one of the following regions covered by the programme:

  • the UK,
  • Europe,
  • North America,
  • India,
  • the APAC region,
  • the ANZ region.

Timescales and further information

Applications closed on the 22nd of March 2024.

If your application is successful, you will hear from Rise by early May, with the programme starting at the end of May and running until November 2024.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!


Mentee applications are now closed.

If your application is successful, you will hear from Rise by early May, with the programme starting at the end of May.


Mentor applications are now closed.

The programme is open to female, male and non-binary Mentors alike, based in one of the following regions covered by the programme: the UK, Europe, North America, India, APAC and ANZ.

Please note: you will only be invited to become a Rise Mentor if your profile matches one of our successful Mentee applicants' needs. If it is not the case in 2024, we will be happy to keep you informed of future mentoring opportunities


In our Mentees' words

“My mentor was great at listening to me, I felt like she did try to hear what I was saying. I feel she pushed me to try new things I was nervous about which is something I really needed, it helped me gain confidence massively.”

“I got the role that I was really interested in and I feel that this happened mostly due to the confidence that I finally obtained during the program. Rise happened to me in the best possible time of my life.”

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that is about to positively impact and change your life, professionally and beyond. Grab on with both hands and make the absolute most of it. Everyone is here for you (and I do mean EVERYONE!), ready to champion you to success.”


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Rise Mentoring Programme?

The Rise Mentoring Programme is a 6 month global initiative open to women working in the media technology industry.  This could include women working in technical/engineering roles, through to those working in support roles, such as marketing and PR. It will run from May-November 2024. The programme events comprise of sessions which will run at various times of the day and evening, both in person and online.

Who can apply to be a Mentee in the programme?

The programme is tailored for women aspiring to elevate and advance their careers in the broadcast and media technology industry to the next stage. 

Is there an age limit for Mentees?

No, we welcome professionals of all ages.

How can I apply to become a Mentee?

To apply, interested individuals should fill out the online application form available on the program's website during the designated application period. If you have any questions which you may feel affect your application please contact admin@risewib.com.

What are the criteria for selecting Mentees?

Mentees are selected based on their passion for the broadcast industry, career goals, and the potential for growth as well as a demonstrable commitment to the programme. The selection process also considers diversity to ensure a well-rounded and inclusive cohort.

How are Mentors matched with Mentees?

Mentors and mentees are carefully matched based on a vast criteria including their professional backgrounds, expertise, and the career goals as well as other relevant information shared on the application form, and interests of the mentees. The programme aims to create meaningful and beneficial mentor pairings and connections.

What is the time commitment for the Rise Mentoring Programme?

The programme typically runs for a 6 month period, and mentees are expected to commit to regular meetings with their mentors, attend scheduled events with an expected 85% attendance on the programme and actively engage in the mentoring relationship. A typical amount of time spent with your mentor is 2 hours a month, however, the time commitment is flexible, but should be discussed and agreed upon by both mentors and mentees.

What kind of support can Mentees expect from their Mentors?

Mentors provide guidance, advice, and support tailored to the mentee's individual needs and career goals. This may include career development insights, networking opportunities, and skill-building recommendations. This is a hugely beneficial relationship which is nurtured by the commitment of both mentee and mentor.

Are there networking events or workshops organised as part of the programme?

Yes, the programme includes networking events, workshops, and seminars to facilitate connections among mentees and mentors. These events provide additional learning opportunities and a chance to expand professional networks.

Can I participate in the programme if I am not currently working in the broadcast industry?

The programme is designed for professionals already working in the industry and those aspiring to do so. However, applicants should demonstrate a genuine interest in pursuing a career in broadcasting.

How can I stay updated on programme announcements and events?

Regular updates, announcements, and event details will be communicated through email, the programme's website, and official social media channels. Make sure to check these sources regularly for the latest information.

Is there a cost to the programme?

No, the costs of the programme are covered by our sponsors and supporters.


Become a Rise Member

Membership to Rise is free and is open to everyone working across, or aspiring to work in, the broadcast and media technology sector.

As part of our community, you will be invited to all of our networking events / conferences / panels, as well as be asked to nominate your colleagues in our annual Rise Awards.

Each member is invited to apply for our annual Mentoring Programme and we are always looking for volunteers for our Rise Up Academy programme and for contributors to our reports too.

Please follow our social media channels for the most up to date and relevant news – we can’t wait to see you soon!