Rise Awards Announces Shortlist for 2022


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- Global entry list from Australia, US, India, UK, Singapore and Bhutan -

London, UK Rise, the award-winning advocacy group for women in the broadcast technology sector, is pleased to reveal the shortlist for this year’s Rise Awards. This year the awards will have three new categories; Ally, to be rewarded to a male who has significantly helped the gender diversity cause; Project Management or Delivery and Business Operations.

With just over 250 nominations and from over 10 countries, the shortlist judges saw a stellar selection of women, men and companies across a variety of roles, including Business, R&D Engineer, Production Support Engineer, Product Innovation, Marketer/PR, Rising Star, Sales and Technical Operations. The Woman of the Year, sponsored by Zixi, is chosen by the Rise Advisory Board and will be announced at the ceremony. The Student of the Year, sponsored by SMPTE, shortlist will be announced in October 2022.

In partnership with BT Sport and Timeline, the awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 10 November at BT Sport Studios in London and streamed live. Also bringing the global event to life will be Moov, supplying the graphics; Cuescript, providing teleprompting and EMG sponsoring the drinks.

Rise Founder, Sadie Groom, said: “We were overwhelmed by the response we had this year, especially how global the entries were, including our shortlisted entry from Bhutan. We are thankful for everyone who submitted an entry on the inspiring women in their workplaces and extend a big warm congratulations to all those shortlisted and we look forward to celebrating at our new venue on 10th November.”

The shortlist for the 2022 Rise Awards is as follows:

Business, sponsored by Live U
Bleuenn Le Goffic, Accedo
Camilla James, Techex
Daniella Weigner, Cinegy
Heather Dower, Hotdrop
Jade Kurian, Latakoo
Mitzi Dominguez, Clear-Com
Nyema Zam, Samuh Mediatech

Business Operations, sponsored by Christy Media Solutions
Lainey Scott-Campbell, Red Bee Media
Madeline LaRue, Deluxe
Shivani Kochhar, Warner Bros. Discovery
Swapna Nadkarni, Deluxe Entertainment Distribution India Pvt
Jane Sung, Cinedeck
Amanda Wall, Take 1

R&D Engineer, sponsored by Ateliere Creative Technologies
Emma Young, BBC
Eva Sandén-Westberg Net Insight
Zineb Agyo, Ateme
Jigyasa Grover, Twitter

Ally, sponsored by Vizrt
Fernando Kufer, disguise
Ian Wagdin, BBC R&D
Kike Garcia Gil, Head of Marketing, Source Elements
Kris Langbridge, Amazon Web Services

Production Support Engineer, sponsored by Blackmagic Design
Hannah Pickford, Gravity Media
Kathleen Gray, NEP UK
Kirsty Elliot, Timeline Television
Markela Deverikou, NEP UK

Marketer/PR, sponsored by disguise
Lauren Carter-Jones, Broadcast Tech & Sport Group
Lauren Myers, Ross Video
Sophie Light-Wilkinson, Bitmovin
Yaya Selva, Net Insight
Zoe Mumba, Bitmovin

Product Innovation, sponsored by Clear-Com
Alice Risholt, Codemill
Carolin Schramm, ARRI Solutions
Floriane Magera, EVS
Karen Robinson, Clear-Com
Lucy Seaborne, Grass Valley

Rising Star, sponsored by Avid
Beth Harper, Object Matrix
Emily Phillips, DAZN
Sarah Ambrose, Timeline Television
Susan Lim, Techtel Pty
Maddie Holmes, EMG

Sales, sponsored by Harmonic
Jiyon Hahn, Harmonic
Nicola Milburn, Phabrix
Rebecca Knight, disguise
Roberta Cambio, Brightcove
Sandra Hernandez, Ross Video

Technical Operations, sponsored by Ross Video
Chere Johnson, Encompass
Gemma Whalley, BBC News
Hannah Marsh, Picture Shop North
Pippa Windus, Telstra Broadcast Services
Sarita Marchena, Red Bee Media

Product Management or Delivery, sponsored by Grass Valley
Chrissie Collins, EMG
Katie Brand, BT Media and Broadcast
Mallory Larsen, Deluxe
Natasha London, Red Bee Media
Niki Whittle, disguise

Company Award for Investment in Women

Influencer, sponsored by Bitmovin
Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter
Megan Wagoner, Vimond
Sarah Essoof, Engage Digital Partners

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