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Rise announces second UK mentoring cohort of 2023

23/11/2023

The organisation said it has been able to deliver the programme twice in 2023 due to demand as well as additional sponsorship

By Jenny Priestley

Published: November 23, 2023

The organisation said it has been able to deliver the programme twice in 2023 due to demand as well as additional sponsorship

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Advocacy group for gender diversity in the broadcast media technology sector Rise has announced the pairings for its sixth annual mentoring scheme in the UK.

The organisation said it has been able to deliver the programme twice 2023 due to demand as well as additional sponsorship.

Acceptance to the programme grants members entry to a range of benefits including face-to-face networking events, workshops and seminars throughout the six-month programme. Additionally, each mentor-mentee pairing provides a minimum of 12 hours of one-to-one time and personalised guidance.

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Carla Maroussas, mentoring manager, Rise said: For the first time, we are delighted to be running a second mentoring programme in one year. This decision was largely made due to the amount of exceptional mentee applications received. We want to offer our programmes to as many women as possible, so it is an honour to be able to offer a second group of women this chance.

Mentee and Mentor Pairings:

Ally Southern, Global Stage Manager, disguise will be mentored by Clare Butler, VP Marketing, Grabyo

Annicca Prince, Radio Frequency Engineer, Arqiva will be mentored by Ian Wagdin, Senior Technology Transfer Manager, BBC

Eloise Russell, Sales Enablement Executive, Ovyo will be mentored by Lauren Carter-Jones, Marketing Manager, Media Business Insights (MBI)

Grace Pilsbury, Scripted Executive, Sky Studios will be mentored by Lesley Johnson, Global Director Home Entertainment, BBC Studios

Kerry Horton, Technical Producer, Aurora Media Worldwide will be mentored by Laurissa Yeung Shea, Business Analyst, Warner Media

Lauren Kilby, Senior Production Coordinator, Timeline TV will be mentored by Vanessa Walmsley, Head of Global Customer Services, Vizrt

Siobhan Greenfield, Playout Director, Red Bee Media will be mentored by Dave Gill, Chief Technology Officer, AE Live

Bethany Lowney, Business Development Manager, Gravity Media will be mentored by Adam Hewes, Head of Product DCE, Publicis

Nolene Torry, Operations Manager, Red Bee Media will be mentored by Abigail Hughes, Director of Sales Operations for Global Partnerships, ITV

Natasha Jones, Technical Specialist, BT Media & Broadcast will be mentored by Barney MacDonald, GM Business Devs and Partnerships EMEA, Eluvio

Amber Rowe, Distribution Technical Operator Equipment Scheduling, Warner Bros. Discovery will be mentored by Rebecca Moore, Director of Operations CNN, Warner Media

Jemima Robinson, Resources, Timeline Television will be mentored by Amisa Saari-Stout, PR and External Comms Lead, Vizrt Group

Camille Quitevis, Distribution Engineer, Warner Bros. Discovery will be mentored by Dara Urquhart, COO, Red Bee Media

Anna Marie Jones, Account Manager, Sony will be mentored by Bea Alonso, Fraction Chief Marketing Officer

Elizabeth Benson, Data Product Delivery Manager Senior Campaign Marketing Manager, Arqiva will be mentored by Heidi Shakespeare, CEO, Memmon

Sarah Howgate, Manager, disguise will be mentored by Catriona Tate, Sales Director, UK & MEA Accedo TV

Karen Carnegie, Senior Project Manager, Red Bee Media will be mentored by Mark Wynter, Client Services Manager, Picture Shop

Molly Fletcher, Playout Director, Red Bee Media will be mentored by Amelia Rivas, Associate Director, ICP Search

Abbie Milward, Multi-Skilled Operator, (SIS) Ltd will be mentored by Sue Farrell, Technologist, Channel 4
LINK: https://www.tvbeurope.com/business/rise-announces-second-mentoring-coh...
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