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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

By Jenny Priestley

Published: May 17, 2022 Updated: May 23, 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

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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 Storbr ten, 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 Sand n, Development Manager Nimbra Applications & Nimbra Edge, Net Insight

Maja Wikman Ulrich, Chief PR & Communications, Allente will mentor Linnea Stenberg, Business Development & Market A
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