The Rise Awards, that celebrate the outstanding talent, skills, expertise and achievements of women across the broadcast technology and services sectors, have announced the 2022 shortlists.

This year, two new awards have been added. Ally of the Year that honours men who have been supportive of striving to achieve gender diversity, and Business Operations of the Year, celebrating an individual who excels at making sure the workforce and clients are happy and the business is reaching its targets.

The winners of the 14 awards will be announced in a ceremony hosted by BT Sport and Timeline in London and streamed online.


The Awards

Ally of the Year


Fernando Kufer, disguise

Ian Wagdin, BBC R&D

Kike Garcia Gil, Head of Marketing, Source Elements LLC

Kris Langbridge, Amazon Web Services

Shola Aminu, DAZN

Business Awards

This award will recognise the achievements of a woman running a business within the broadcast industry (either manufacturer or service provider), for example, a CEO, Managing Director, COO, or business owner. We are looking for someone who shows business acumen, outstanding leadership whilst achieving remarkable business growth.


Bleuenn Le Goffic, Accedo

Camilla James, Techex

Daniella Weigner, Cinegy GmbH

Heather Dower, Hotdrop

Jade Kurian, Iatakoo

Mitzi Dominguez, Clear-com

Nyema Zam, Samuh Mediatech

Business Operations


Lainey Scott-Campbell, Red Bee Media

Madeline LaRue, Deluxe

Shivani Kochhar, Warner Bros. Discovery

Swapna Nadkarni, Deluxe Entertainment Distribution India Pvt Ltd

Jane Sung, Cinedeck

Amanda Wall, Take 1

R&D Engineer Award

This award will recognise a dynamic and innovative engineer, who represents the very best of our broadcasting profession. She is a high achiever, a problem solver and a team player. She should be an inspiration to her colleagues, the wider profession and also inspire others to follow in her footsteps.


Emma Young, BBC

Eva Sandén-Westberg Net Insight

Zineb Agyo, Ateme

Jigyasa Grover, Twitter

Product Support Engineer Award

This award will recognise an organised and skilled Production Support Engineer, who represents the very best of our media profession. She has a strong understanding of the broadcast chain, offers outstanding troubleshooting skills; implicitly relates to relevant standards and demonstrates the ability to fault find from first principles. She excels in the high pressure and time critical broadcast production environment.


Hannah Pickford, Gravity Media

Kathleen Gray, NEP UK

Kirsty Elliot, Timeline Television

Markela Deverikou, NEP UK

Marketer/PR Award

This award will commend an outstanding woman who is working in a marketing or PR role in the industry; either in-house or for an agency or as a freelancer. She will demonstrate a desire to learn and innovate, as well as being a strategic-thinker who consistently show astuteness, professionalism and creativity.


Lauren Carter-Jones, Broadcast Tech & Sport Group

Lauren Myers, Ross Video

Sophie Light-Wilkinson, Bitmovin

Yaya Selva, Net Insight

Zoe Mumba, Bitmovin

Product Innovation Award

This award will recognise the importance of revolution and invention for the broadcasting sector today and for the future. Fulfilling either a product development and/or product management role, the outcome should be engaging and empowering to make a difference and create tangible benefits to the industry.


Alice Risholt, Codemill

Carolin Schramm, ARRI Solutions

Floriane Magera, EVS

Karen Robinson, Clear-com

Lucy Seaborne, Grass Valley

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award will recognise women who are industry newcomers, with four years or less industry experience, but who are considered as stand-out performers, innovators and emerging leaders in the broadcast & media industry. Applicants must have demonstrated exceptional and ongoing achievements and have made significant and demonstrable contributions to their business.


Beth Harper, Object Matrix

Emily Phillips, DAZN

Sarah Ambrose, Timeline Television

Susan Lim, Techtel Pty Ltd

Sales Award

The Sales Award is designed to celebrate excellence in sales; from great sales performance, showing initiative and creativity, as well as maintaining great customer relationships. Open to any woman in a sales role in the broadcast industry working either in a manufacturer, service provider, broadcaster, media publisher or tradeshow.


Jiyon Hahn, Harmonic Inc

Nicola Milburn, Phabrix Ltd

Rebecca Knight, disguise

Roberta Cambio, Brightcove

Sandra Hernandez, Ross Video

Technical Operation Award

This award will celebrate a technical operations team member who has gone above and beyond the requirements of their day to day role to make a difference, whether it’s delivering outstanding client service on a particular project or service line, resolving a difficult problem or supporting a colleague or client to help achieve this.


Chere Johnson, Encompass

Gemma Whalley, BBC News

Hannah Marsh, Picture Shop North

Pippa Windus, Telstra Broadcast Services

Sarita Marchena, Red Bee Media

Product Management or Delivery


Chrissie Collins, EMG

Katie Brand, Scrum Master for BBC – BT Media and Broadcast

Mallory Larson, Deluxe

Natasha London, Red Bee Media

Niki Whittle, disguise

Woman of the Year Award

This special award will be chosen by the Rise Advisory Board and is open to any woman from across the sector and at any level. It will celebrate an extraordinary and inspirational woman who has made a significant contribution within her field.


To be announced at the Awards Ceremony

Company Award For Investment in Women

The winning organisation will have made a significant time or financial investment in recruiting and retaining it’s female workforce. They will be ensuring equal pay, giving their female talent a voice, providing flexible working practices and have a no-tolerance attitude to sexism in the workplace. This company will celebrate the success of its female team and be able to demonstrate the steps they have taken to do all of this.






Student Award

Our student of the year will be a stellar representative of their educational institution. They will be the most outstanding student of their year but not necessarily with the highest grades. She will have shown determination to succeed and demonstrated a desire to learn, improve and exceed their potential.


To be announced

Influencer Award

This award will go to an individual that creates influence, communities, has a voice in the industry and brings people together. They can work in a sales, marketing, journalist, business or any other role and will be recognised by their peers and community as an influencer.


Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter

Sarah Essoof, Engage Digital Partners

Megan Wagoner, Vimond

Jon Creamer

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