Rise Announces 2021 Mentoring Schemes and its 2021/22 Sponsors

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Rise, the membership group for gender diversity within the broadcast technology media sector today announced its sponsors for 2021/22, and also the launch of this year’s mentoring schemes.

Rise mentoring is a free, six-month programme to support women working in, or aspiring to work in the broadcast technology media sector. Past mentees have come from a variety of job roles including engineering, technical operations, sales, marketing and business development. Applications are welcome from women who are working full time, part time or freelance and of any age group above the age of 18.  Applications for all schemes open today and close on Friday 09 April 2021.

These schemes are made possible due to the support from industry and Rise is delighted to announce its current industry sponsors for 2021/22 as:

Headline Sponsors for Rise Up: BT Sport | Discovery | ITV

Mentoring Scheme Sponsors

Gold: Avid | Gravity Media | Sony

Silver: Blackmagic | Clear-Com | DPP | MOOV | Red Bee | Timeline

Bronze: ENVY | M2A Media | Object Matrix | Pixelogic | Source Elements

The 2021 mentoring programme sees a variety of experienced broadcast sector industry representatives, at a diversity of levels of seniority, ready to offer expertise, knowledge and guidance to our mentees.

Its mentees benefit from a range of support, including one-to-one mentoring contact with their pairing, monthly group meetings, facilitated peer-to-peer support and access to networking and workshops.

Carrie Wootten, Managing Director of Rise, said: “We are delighted to announce the 2021 mentoring programme and look forward to receiving the international mentee applications, especially those in North America for the first time.  We know that the support provided through the programme is needed now more than ever during these times.”

Having recently launched its 16-18 year old mentoring programme in partnership with University Technical Colleges, Rise will be expanding this programme of work to support more young women across England and also returning to primary schools, delivering its hands on practical broadcast workshops, when it is safe to do so.

Wootten added: “I would like to thank the incredible generosity of all of our sponsors, which enable us to bring our programmes of work to women in the industry across three regions and for us also to develop our education arm Rise Up, which is critical in inspiring, educating and informing the next generation of talent. I am looking forward to working with them all to collectively reach our ambition of a gender balanced and diverse workforce.”

To find out more about the Rise Mentoring Programme, visit https://risewib.com/mentoring/ 

Mentee applications open from Monday 08 March with the deadline of Friday 09 April 2021 to submit applications.


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