Rise Awards Announces Shortlist for 2022

Global entry list from Australia, US, India, UK, Singapore and Bhutan

Global entry list from Australia, US, India, UK, Singapore and Bhutan

London, UK, 22 September 2022 – Rise, the award-winning advocacy group for women in the broadcast technology sector, is pleased to reveal the shortlist for this year’s Rise Awards. This year the awards will have three new categories; Ally, to be rewarded to a male who has significantly helped the gender diversity cause; Project Management or Delivery and Business Operations.

With just over 250 nominations and from over 10 countries, the shortlist judges saw a stellar selection of women, men and companies across a variety of roles, including Business, R&D Engineer, Production Support Engineer, Product Innovation, Marketer/PR, Rising Star, Sales and Technical Operations. The Woman of the Year, sponsored by Zixi, is chosen by the Rise Advisory Board and will be announced at the ceremony. The Student of the Year, sponsored by SMPTE,  shortlist will be announced in October 2022.

In partnership with BT Sport and Timeline, the awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 10 November at BT Sport Studios in London and streamed live. Also bringing the global event to life will be Moov, supplying the graphics; Cuescript, providing teleprompting and EMG sponsoring the drinks.

Rise Founder, Sadie Groom, said: “We were overwhelmed by the response we had this year, especially how global the entries were, including our shortlisted entry from Bhutan. We are thankful for everyone who submitted an entry on the inspiring women in their workplaces and extend a big warm congratulations to all those shortlisted and we look forward to celebrating at our new venue on 10th November.”

The shortlist for the 2022 Rise Awards is as follows:

Business, sponsored by Live U

  • Bleuenn Le Goffic, Accedo
  • Camilla James, Techex
  • Daniella Weigner, Cinegy
  • Heather Dower, Hotdrop
  • Jade Kurian, Latakoo
  • Mitzi Dominguez, Clear-Com
  • Nyema Zam, Samuh Mediatech

Business Operations, sponsored by Christy Media Solutions

  • Lainey Scott-Campbell, Red Bee Media
  • Madeline LaRue, Deluxe
  • Shivani Kochhar, Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Swapna Nadkarni, Deluxe Entertainment Distribution India Pvt
  • Jane Sung, Cinedeck
  • Amanda Wall, Take 1

R&D Engineer, sponsored by Ateliere Creative Technologies

  • Emma Young, BBC
  • Eva Sandén-Westberg Net Insight
  • Zineb Agyo, Ateme
  • Jigyasa Grover, Twitter

Ally, sponsored by Vizrt

  • Fernando Kufer, disguise
  • Ian Wagdin, BBC R&D
  • Kike Garcia Gil, Head of Marketing, Source Elements
  • Kris Langbridge, Amazon Web Services

Production Support Engineer, sponsored by Blackmagic Design

  • Hannah Pickford, Gravity Media
  • Kathleen Gray, NEP UK
  • Kirsty Elliot, Timeline Television
  • Markela Deverikou, NEP UK

Marketer/PR, sponsored by disguise

  • Lauren Carter-Jones, Broadcast Tech & Sport Group
  • Lauren Myers, Ross Video
  • Sophie Light-Wilkinson, Bitmovin
  • Yaya Selva, Net Insight
  • Zoe Mumba, Bitmovin

Product Innovation, sponsored by Clear-Com

  • Alice Risholt, Codemill
  • Carolin Schramm, ARRI Solutions
  • Floriane Magera, EVS
  • Karen Robinson, Clear-Com
  • Lucy Seaborne, Grass Valley

Rising Star, sponsored by Avid

  • Beth Harper, Object Matrix
  • Emily Phillips, DAZN
  • Sarah Ambrose, Timeline Television
  • Susan Lim, Techtel Pty
  • Maddie Holmes, EMG

Sales, sponsored by Harmonic

  • Jiyon Hahn, Harmonic
  • Nicola Milburn, Phabrix
  • Rebecca Knight, disguise
  • Roberta Cambio, Brightcove
  • Sandra Hernandez, Ross Video

Technical Operations, sponsored by Ross Video

  • 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, sponsored by Grass Valley

  • Chrissie Collins, EMG
  • Katie Brand,  BT Media and Broadcast
  • Mallory Larsen, Deluxe
  • Natasha London, Red Bee Media
  • Niki Whittle, disguise

Company Award for Investment in Women

  • Adobe
  • disguise
  • Deluxe
  • Qwilt

Influencer, sponsored by Bitmovin

  • Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Megan Wagoner, Vimond
  • Sarah Essoof, Engage Digital Partners

For more information about Rise and the Awards, please visit here:

About Rise

Rise was formed in 2017 to support and promote women working in the non-craft part of the broadcast industry in operations, engineering, sales, marketing and business. Since its conception, Rise has grown to become a global network hosting events at Broadcast Asia, IBC and NAB. In Spring 2019, Rise won the National Women’s Mentoring Award at the National Mentoring Awards. 

Rise’s six-month mentoring programme is designed to support women working in, or aspiring to work in, the UK’s broadcast technology sector. Its mission is to raise the profile of women within the sector, to encourage younger women to join or feel that they can progress and break the glass ceiling, to work with manufacturers to highlight the issues and help them to promote a diverse workforce, as well as to work with industry associations to gain traction and give credence, and to become a platform for smaller groups or individuals wanting to promote female diversity and to support groups promoting other diversities.

Rise has also launched Rise Up, a programme of school workshops delivered throughout the UK to inspire children throughout their primary and secondary education. Crucially, it will enable industry to remain in contact with students and encourage them to consider a broadcast engineering apprenticeship or degree when they reach this level. With universities struggling to recruit both male and female talent in broadcast engineering related courses, the industry is increasingly facing recruitment shortfalls across the whole sector.

Rise has been working with universities and key industry partners to investigate and address the lack of new talent entering the broadcast technology sector, specifically engineering and technical operational roles.


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