Rise Mentoring 2023

Award-winning Rise Mentoring is a free, six month programme to support women working in, or aspiring to work in the media technology sector.

The 2023 Rise Mentoring programme is now closed for applications

If you have applied, you will hear back in early May if you have been successful in gaining a place on the programme.

Benefits of mentoring

There are numerous benefits to mentoring, including:

  • Helping you to identify and achieve career goals;
  • Gaining a broader perspective on career options, opportunities and paths to succeed;
  • Boosting confidence and self awareness;
  • Making new connections and broadening your networks;
  • Gaining support that is tailored to your individual needs;
  • Undertaking regular training sessions – from careers mapping through to creating your personal brand and boosting resilience and assertiveness.

How the Rise Mentoring Programme works

Our mentees benefit from a range of support, which is designed to fit around existing work commitments. This includes:

  • Being matched with an industry mentor, with at least 12 hours one-to-one contact;
  • Monthly mentee meetings and access to industry events to help broaden your networks;
  • Regular, bite sized training sessions – from careers mapping through to creating your personal brand and boosting resilience and assertiveness.
  • Peer-to-peer support from your fellow mentees, as well as guidance and support from the Rise team.


When and where is Rise Mentoring taking place?

The programme is open for applications from women who live and/or work in:

  • the UK
  • North America (Canada and USA)
  • the APAC region
  • Europe
  • the ANZ region

All programmes run for six months from May-November. It is made possible thanks to the support of our Industry Partners.

Timescales and any further questions

Applications for the 2023 programme will be open until 21 April 2023. You should hear if your application has been successful by early May, with the programme starting at the end of May.

Interested in becoming a mentor?

If you would like to find out more about Rise Mentoring before applying, or if you are interested in becoming a mentor, please initially contact our Marketing Manager, Claire Doughty on claire@risewib.com

Apply here

You can apply for Rise Mentoring by filling in the form below. The closing date for registrations has been extended to  21 April 2023.

Please note – there is no save function on this form, so we recommend you drafting your application in a Word/Googledoc and copying/pasting your answers to potentially avoid losing any of your answers. If you have any issues filling out the form, please email your application over to Claire on claire@risewib.com





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