4 March | Press release

~The National Mentoring Awards give public recognition for mentoring excellence to mentors creating real inspiration to mentees in various sectors~

Carrie and Nicki at NMA 2019

Rise, a non-profit advocate group for gender diversity within the broadcast manufacturing and services sector, took home their first award, the National Women’s Mentoring Award, at the National Mentoring Awards held Friday 1 March 2019.

Beginning in 2018, the free to join mentoring scheme was founded to open up opportunity for female broadcast professionals through holding quarterly networking events, seminars, and of course the yearly mentoring programme.

Rise was recognised by the National Mentoring Awards because of their tireless efforts to inspire and guide young professionals within the broadcasting tech sector. The mentoring scheme benefits 20 brilliant, talented women each year who are either currently working in, or aspiring to work in the broadcasting tech sector. Mentees also benefit from one-to-one mentor contact and monthly meetings with their mentor.

When asked about the win, Rise director, Carrie Wootten stated,

“I am absolutely delighted that the Rise Mentoring Programme has won this award. It is recognition of the impact that the mentoring programme had on our mentees and our mentors involved last year, and then in turn, how this has benefitted the wider broadcast manufacturing and services sector. It was a truly inspirational evening and wonderful to be amongst organisations delivering such fantastic programmes. I am really looking forward to reading the applications for this years scheme and would like to thank all of our industry sponsors and partners for supporting us and enabling this to happen.”

The 2019 Rise Mentoring programme is still open for applications until March 29th, Rise is also seeking industry sponsors. The programme will run from May to November 2019.

For more information about Rise and how to get involved please contact Carrie Wooten at  risementoringprogramme@gmail.com