Clear-Com’s Nicki Fisher accepts new roles within Rise organisation

Nicki Fisher, EMEA sales director at Clear-Com, has been appointed the new chair of the board for Rise, a non-profit organisation that supports women in the media and entertainment technology sector.

As chair of the board, Fisher will be involved in the decision-making processes that go into programme development, including networking events, seminars, the annual mentoring programme, as well as overseeing the global advisory boards and business functions of the group.

Fisher will also act as a science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) ambassador in UK-based schools for Rise.

As a STEM ambassador, Fisher will promote Rise Up, an outreach programme in UK schools to inspire and educate children about the various career opportunities in broadcast.

In early 2019, Rise Up introduced a series of workshops designed to give students hands-on experience with broadcast technologies while working alongside industry professionals. As a Rise mentor and board member at that time, Fisher took steps to involve Clear-Com in this programme.

“I’ve experienced firsthand what students can gain from the programme and how workshops like these can impact young people deciding on a career path,” she commented.

“I was delighted by Rise’s request to become more involved with the next phase of development. They have a truly unique vision and I can honestly say that nothing like this existed until Rise put themselves on the map.”

Fisher has been a sales director for EMEA at Clear-Com for almost seven years and has 30 years of industry experience working in sales. During her time at Clear-Com, she has been an active member of the IABM board and supervisory group as a key representative for manufacturers in the broadcast industry. She has been involved in Rise since its beginning and has supported three consecutive mentorship programmes.

Carrie Wootten, managing director at Rise, concluded: “Rise has continued to grow over the three years since its inception and our communities of board members, volunteers, mentees, mentors and award winners are significantly increasing in number and becoming more global. Therefore, the organisation needs the strong steer of someone with business, association, industry and diversity knowledge and expertise, and Nicki was our ideal candidate to fill this role. We are thrilled that she’s embraced the invitation to join us in a larger capacity.”

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