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Rise announces UK, European mentor pairings for 2022

Globally, the 2022 mentoring programme sees a record 97 women set to work with their mentors over the coming months while receiving expertise, knowledge and guidance

Rise has revealed its mentor/mentee pairings for 2022, with more women in the media tech industry supporting one another than ever before.

Globally, the 2022 mentoring programme sees a record 97 women set to work with their mentors over the coming months while receiving expertise, knowledge and guidance.

Each pairing will involve 12 hours of one-to-one time with their mentor, the opportunity to meet the mentee group on a monthly basis, as well as attend face-to-face networking events, workshops, and seminars throughout the six-month programme.

Carrie Wootten, managing director of Rise, said: “We are elated to announce our expanding Rise mentor and mentee pairings for 2022, especially the launch of North and Central Europe and ANZ this year.”

“We are grateful to our sponsors for their significant investment and support, and of course, the mentors. I am overwhelmed by the generosity from our industry which enables Rise to deliver these much needed programmes across the globe providing invaluable guidance and enabling women to thrive and succeed in the broadcast media and technology industry.”

The UK Mentor and Mentees Pairings are:

  • Bea Alonso, Media Technologist and Marketer will mentor Aline Mello, Senior Account Manager, Bubble Agency
  • Anne-Louise Buick, VP Global Revenue Marketing, Avid will mentor Joni Lindes, Content Marketing Manager, disguise
  • Adrian Bull, CEO, Cinelab Film & Digital will mentor Heather Robertson, MCR Engineer, Pushing Buttons Broadcast Limited
  • Chrissie Collins, Client Manager, EMG UK will mentor Teri Almond, Live Production Lead, Discovery
  • Kathryn De Vries, Programme Manager, Blackmagic Design will mentor Natasha London, Software Delivery Manager, Ericsson/Red Bee Media
  • Caroline Ewerton, VP Technical Product Management, Broadcast Platforms, DAZN will mentor Katie Shepherd, Head of Service, Holdan Ltd
  • Nicki Fisher, EMEA Sales Director, Clear-Com will mentor Lucia Johnstone-Cowan, Sales Manager, Codemill
  • Ben Foakes, CEO, Base will mentor Imogen Kimberley, Business Development Manager, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services
  • Sadie Groom, Founder & CEO, Bubble Agency will mentor Simone Ollivierre, Junior Executive, Discovery
  • Mo Guile, Director of Production Management, Discovery Sports will mentor Sarah Adams, Senior Technical Supervisor, Sky
  • Mark Harrison, Chief Executive, DPP will mentor Dee Davison, Director of Sustainability, Culture and Engagement, Deluxe
  • Amy Jones, Content, Editorial & Streaming Consultant will mentor Irene Navarro, Planning Supervisor, Vubiquity
  • Nic Kemp, Product Director – Editorial and Creative, IPV will mentor Sarah-Jane Allen, Head of Product Marketing, Imagen
  • Kat Lancaster, G&D Support Engineer, Sky will mentor Kath Gray, Senior Broadcast Engineer, NEP UK
  • Kris Langbridge, Senior Customer Solution Manager, AWS (Amazon Web Services) will mentor Jayne Craig, Account Manager, Jigsaw24
  • Lisa Lavender, Managing Director, British Arrows will mentor Tessa Gevint, Pre-Sales Consultant, Imagine Communications
  • Barney McDonald, General Manager of Business Development & Partnerships EMEA, Eluvio will mentor Shannon Sewell, Broadcast Product Sales Manager, Ortana.TV
  • Lucy O’Brien, CTO, EMG will mentor Neave Spikings, Support Engineer, ITV
  • Gabby Redfern, Group Director Content Services, Sky will mentor Melanie McDermott, Presentation Team Leader, DAZN
  • Elaine Sampson, Broadcast Engineering Manager, Timeline TV will mentor Maria Joyce, Senior Product Test Engineer, Calrec Audio Ltd
  • Stephen Stewart, COO, Take 1 will mentor Hollie Keen, Technical Solution Consultant, BT Media & Broadcast
  • Cat Tate, Sales Director UK & MEA, Accedo will monitor Julian Nshuro, Live Subtitler, Deluxe
  • Dara Urquhart, COO, Red Bee Media will mentor Katherine Stearne, Content Fulfilment Executive, BBC Studios
  • Ian Wadgin, Senior Technology Transfer Manager, BBC will mentor Krystel Richards, Broadcast IT Engineer, Warnermedia (CNN International)
  • Mike Ward, Managing Director EMEA for Reality Check Systems and Head of Marketing will mentor Erin Laste, Graphics Operator, AE Live
  • Kate Wendelboe, Head of Strategy & Propositions, BT Security will mentor Hope Primus, Senior Coordinator, ITV

North Europe Mentor and Mentees Pairings:

  • Kristian Dumky, CTO, Cingularity will mentor Desire Harauzek, Support Engineer, Net Insight
  • Crister Fritzson, CEO, Net Insight will mentor Nathalie Liljebrunn, Manager Viaplay Expansion, Nordic Entertainment Group
  • Tish Gilbert, Head of Internal Communications and Lead of Sustainability and Digital Communications, Allente Group will mentor Tiffany Trautman, Content Marketing Manager, Pixotope
  • Marie-Louise Hanning, Sr Customer Success Manager, Net Insight will mentor Karoline Storbråten, Regional Sales Manager, Pixotope
  • Annica Lindeberg, Co-Founder & Producer, One Planet Production will mentor Sanya Prasad, Business Controller, Net Insight
  • Johnny Lindquist Head of Marketing Strategy & Media, TV4 will mentor Jana Amirali, Digital Communications Manager, Pixotope
  • Inger Marshall, Engineering Manager, Nordic Entertainment Group will mentor Gloria Dwomoh, Master Student Digital Communication Leadership at Aalborg University
  • Susanne Samaras, Consultant will mentor Eva Westberg Sandén, Development Manager Nimbra Applications & Nimbra Edge, Net Insight
  • Maja Wikman Ulrich, Chief PR & Communications, Allente will mentor Linnea Stenberg, Business Development & Market Analyst at Net Insight

Central Europe Mentor and Mentees Pairings:

  • Kathey Battrick, Senior Manager – Library and Media Management, Asharq News will mentor Stephanie Tenidis, Broadcast and Media Operations Coordinator, Discovery Inc
  • Kerri Brown, Senior Manager, R & D – Playout, Grass Valley will mentor Greta Robichaud, QA Engineer, Accedo
  • Lauren Carter-Jones, Marketing Manager, Media Business Insights (MBI) will mentor Alizé Amrani, Regional Marketing Manager, Sony Media Solutions
  • Michael Gamböck, Senior Strategic Development Manager & Head of the Adobe Video Solution Partner, Adobe will mentor Lisa Schneider, International Sales Project Coordinator, Arvato Systems Digital GmbH
  • Stephan Heimbecher, Competence Center Production & Infrastructure, SWR and Chair of EBU Strategic Programme Production will mentor Carina Schoo, Education Program Manager, Pixotope Technologies
  • Jackie Howes, Senior Director Media Infrastructure Architect, Discovery will mentor Sandra Petrovic, System Test Engineer, EVS
  • Leanne Hurrell, Senior Manager, Business Innovation (Global Strategic Industries), Amazon Web Services (AWS) will mentor Julienne Veer, Regional Marketing Manager, DACH & NL, Sony
  • Sarah McGettigan, Head of TV, Pinewood Studios will mentor Maria Rivadeneira, Account Manager, Deluxe
  • Sarah Sanders, Global Account Manager, Amazon Web Services (AWS) will mentor Carole Le Roux, Key Account and Customer Service Manager, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services (IMES)
  • Kerry Shreeve, VP Technology Operations, Discovery will mentor Magdalena Kochan, Project Manager, Grass Valley Poland
  • Dushi Thangarajah, Senior Vice President Localisation, Fulfilment & PMO, EMEA, Deluxe will mentor Célia Twagirayesu, Project Coordinator, VRT
  • Katty Van Mele, Director of Business Development, intoPIX will mentor Caroline Vain, Production Manager, Deluxe
  • Stefan Weidner, Sales Director Central Europe & Russia/CIS bei, Grass Valley will mentor Hanna Balouka, Head of Sales, France, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services (IMES)
  • Byron Wijayawardena, Senior Strategy Development Manager, Adobe will mentor Marlies Vandenberghe, Global Operations Manager, Skyline Communications

The North America, APAC and ANZ pairings can be found here.