Announcing the launch of our 2021 mentoring programme for applications – and who our 2021/22 sponsors are.

This year sees the expansion and growth of Rise’s education arm, Rise Up, as well as our fourth annual mentoring scheme in the UK, our second in Singapore and the introduction of our first mentoring programme in North America.

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 Friday 9 April 2021.

The 2021 mentoring programme sees a variety of experienced broadcast sector industry representatives, at a diversity of levels of seniority, ready to offer their expertise, knowledge and guidance to our mentees. Our mentees benefit from a range of support, including 1-2-1 mentoring contact with their pairing, monthly group meetings, facilitated peer-to-peer support and access to networking and workshops.

We are delighted to announce the 2021 mentoring programme and look forward to receiving the international mentee applications. We know that the support provided through the programme is needed now more than ever during these times.

Carrie Wootten; Managing Director, Rise

These schemes are made possible due to the support from industry partners, including:

  • Headline Sponsor for Rise Up: BT Sport | Discovery | ITV
  • Gold Sponsors: Avid | Gravity Media | Sony
  • Silver Sponsors: Blackmagic | Clear-Com | DPP | Moov | Red Bee | Timeline
  • Bronze Sponsors: ENVY | M2A Media | Object Matrix | Pixelogic | Source Elements
  • North America Sponsors: AsaPro (silver) | G-Technology (silver) | Source Elements (bronze) | Avid | Clear-Com | Broadfield
  • Singapore Sponsors: Avid | Digigram

Additional sponsorship options for the mentoring schemes and Rise’s other activities are still available.

I would like to thank the incredible generosity of our sponsors, which enables us to bring our programmes of work to women in the industry across three regions and for us also to develop our education arm, Rise Up, which is critical in inspiring, educating and informing the next generation of talent. I am looking forward to working with the all to collectively reach our ambition of a gender balanced and diverse workforce.

Carrie Wootten; Managing Director, Rise