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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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