Rise expands global mentoring schemes across Europe and ANZ

Rise, an advocacy group for gender diversity in the broadcast media technology sector, has announced details of its 2022-23 mentoring scheme.

Building on the success of last year, 2022 sees the continued expansion of Rise’s education arm ‘Rise Up Academy’; as well as its fifth annual mentoring scheme in the UK, its third in Singapore and its second in North America it is also introducing its first scheme in north and central Europe and ANZ.

Rise mentoring is a free, six-month programme to support women working in, or aspiring to work in, the broadcast media technology sector. Past mentees have come from a variety of job roles, including engineering, technical operations, sales, marketing and business development. Applications are welcome from women who are working full time, part time or freelance and of any age group above 18. Applications for all schemes open today (8 March) and close on 3 April 2022.

A variety of experienced media technology sector industry representatives, at a diversity of levels of seniority, are ready to offer expertise, knowledge and guidance to mentees as part of the 2022 scheme.

Mentees benefit from a range of multiple programmes of work and support, including one-to-one mentoring contact with their pairing, monthly group meetings, facilitated peer-to-peer support and access to face-to-face networking and practical workshops.

Carrie Wootten, managing director of Rise, said: “We are excited to announce the 2022 mentoring programme and look forward to receiving international mentee applications, especially those in north and central Europe and ANZ for the first time. We know that the support and significant investment provided through the programme is needed to encourage and enable women to thrive and reach their potential and succeed in our industry.”

Wootten added: “I would like to thank the incredible generosity of all of our sponsors, which enable us to bring our programmes of work to women in the industry across six regions and for us also to develop our education arm, the ‘Rise Up Academy’, which is critical in inspiring, educating and informing the next generation of talent about pathways and opportunities across the media technology sector. Our aim is to reach 2,000 young people by the end of the year through face-to-face practical workshops.”



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