Rise Announces its 2022 Sponsors and Global Mentoring Programmes, adding North and Central Europe, as well as ANZ to its expanding Global Locations

On International Women’s Day, we are thrilled to announce our sponsors for 2022/2023, and also the launch of this year’s mentoring programmes. 

Building on the success of last year, 2022 sees the continuous expansion and growth of Rises’ education arm ‘Rise Up Academy’, as well as our fifth annual mentoring scheme in the UK, third in Singapore, second in North America and the introduction of our first mentoring scheme in North and Central Europe and ANZ. 

Rise Mentoring is a free, six-month programme to support women working in, or aspiring to work in the broadcast media technology sector. Past mentees have come from a variety of job roles including engineering, technical operations, sales, marketing and business development. Applications are welcome from women who are working full time, part time or freelance and of any age group above the age of 18. Applications for all schemes open today and close on 3 April 2022.

These schemes are made possible due to the support from our industry, and Rise is delighted to announce its current industry sponsors for 2022/23 as:

Rise Up Academy UK Sponsors:

Lead: BT Sport | Discovery | ITV | Gold: Blackmagic Design | Clear-Com | Sky | Silver: disguise | Bronze: Deluxe   

Rise Up Academy APAC & Gold APAC Sponsor:

Grass Valley

Global Rise Mentoring Programme Sponsors:

Lead: AVID | Gold: DPP | Iron Mountain Entertainment Services (IMES) | Silver: Vubiquity | Clear-Com | Google Cloud | Bronze: M2A Media (Bronze)

Rise UK Sponsors:

Gold: Deluxe | Grass Valley | Gravity Media | Ross Video | Silver: Calrec | Dalet | Moov | Red Bee Media | Sony | Timeline | Bronze: EMS Personnel | ENVY | Pixelogic | Splice Post  

Rise North America Sponsor:

Gold: SDVI | Bronze: Tential

Rise Central Europe Sponsor:

Bronze: Skyline

Rise North Europe Sponsor:

Silver: Net Insight

Rise Job Board Sponsor:


Rise Retreat Sponsor:


The 2022 mentoring programme sees a variety of experienced media technology sector industry representatives, at a diversity of levels of seniority, ready to offer expertise, knowledge and guidance to our mentees. 

Its mentees benefit from a range of multiple programmes of work and support including one-to-one mentoring contact with their pairing, monthly group meetings, facilitated peer-to-peer support and access to face-to-face networking and practical workshops.

“We are excited to announce the 2022 mentoring programme and look forward to receiving the international mentee applications, especially those in North and Central Europe and ANZ for the first time. We know that the support and significant investment provided through the programme is needed to encourage and enable women to thrive and reach their potential and succeed in our industry,

I would like to thank the incredible generosity of all of our sponsors, which enable us to bring our programmes of work to women in the industry across six regions and for us also to develop our education arm, the ‘Rise Up Academy’, which is critical in inspiring, educating and informing the next generation of talent about pathways and opportunities across the media technology sector. Our aim is to reach 2,000 young people by the end of the year through face-to-face practical workshops. I am looking forward to working with all of the sponsors to collectively reach our ambition of a gender balanced and diverse workforce.” 

Carrie Wootten, Managing Director, Rise

Read more about the Rise Mentoring Programme

Mentee applications open from 8 March with the deadline of 3 April 2022 to submit applications. Find out more by visiting our mentoring section