Rise depends on the generous support of industry partners to develop and deliver its work in addressing gender diversity in the broadcast manufacturing and service sector. But as Rise Director, Carrie Wootten explains, supporting Rise’s work is also great for partner companies too.
It’s no secret that the broadcast sector is predominantly male; from senior directors through to engineers – and this has not changed significantly over the past decade. But for the industry to thrive, developing a more representative workforce is essential, to encourage new ideas and perspectives leading to new business development and income generation.
“Broadcasters need to widen the range of talent working on and off screen. Too many people from minority groups struggle to get into television, creating a cultural disconnect between the people who make programmes and the millions who watch them.’’Diversity and Equal Opportunities in Television Report by Ofcom (September 2017)
Rise was established to address this issue in a positive and tangible way; to support individual females to thrive in their chosen career path whilst also working to change the industry landscape more broadly.
As a not-for-profit organisation, Rise relies on the generous support of individual companies to help bring our plans to life. They ensure that our work continues to directly benefit women working, or aspiring to work in the industry; either through our highly regarded mentoring scheme, or through our events programme.
With exciting plans for 2019 and beyond, we continue to seek industry partners to help us turn our ambitious plans into a reality. By supporting Rise, companies can benefit from connection to our members and brand exposure across the industry via Rise activity; from prominence on our website to speaker opportunities at Rise events. Moreover, your association Rise also highlights your company’s commitment to leading the industry drive for a more diverse and representative workforce.