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2023 Rise Awards winners revealed

Annual awards celebrate inspirational women and companies who are stand-out performers, innovators and leaders in the global broadcast media technology industry

Advocacy group Rise has announced the winners of its annual award celebrating inspirational women and companies who are stand-out performers, innovators and leaders in the global broadcast media technology industry.

The organisation said it received over 400 nominations from around the globe, citing the talents and achievements of inspirational women working in a variety of media and broadcast technology roles.

This year’s winners are:

Technical Operations Award – Sponsored by NEP: Morag McIntosh, design director, studio automation, BBC

Product Innovation Award – Sponsored by Clear-Com: Kate Vandy and Anna Holligan, BBC senior journalist and BBC foreign correspondent, The Bike Bureau

Business Operations Award – Sponsored by Telestream: Amanda Wall, director of operations, VITAC

Student of the Year Award – Sponsored by SMPTE: Sophie Humphrey, Solent University

Marketing and PR Award – Sponsored by Deluxe Media: Doris Retfalvi, product marketing manager, disguise

R&D Engineer Award – Sponsored by Ross Video: Swetha Sridhar, software application engineer, BSI/NEP

The Ally Award – Sponsored by Vizrt: Adam Tilbury-Eld, co-founder and chief growth officer, OVYO, and Richard Welsh, senior vice president innovation, Deluxe Media

The Influencer Award – Sponsored by disguise: Carina Schoo, education programme manager, Pixotope

Project Management or Delivery – Sponsored by ES Broadcast: Rachel Baldwin, head of programme and project delivery, BBC Technology Group

Sales Award: Melissa Davis, regional director of sales, Evertz

Production Support Engineer Award РSponsored by Riedel: Zoe Mendelsön, technical supervisor, Sky

Rising Star Award – Sponsored by Harmonic: Hollie Keen, product professional, BT Media & Broadcast

Business Leader Award – Sponsored by LiveU: Hannah Barnhardt, COO and co-founder, TMT Insights

The Company Award for Investment in Women – Sponsored by Red Bee Media: Pixotope

The Rise Special Recognition Award: Claire Wilkie, founder and managing director, Limitless Broadcast

Woman of the Year РSponsored by Zixi: Barbara Slater, director of sport, BBC