Rise Awards Announces Shortlist for 2021

Date: 21/10/2021
Rise Awards Announces Shortlist for 2021

Rise, the award-winning advocacy group for women in the broadcast media technology sector, is thrilled to reveal the shortlist for this year’s Rise Awards.

The judges saw an outstanding selection of global nominations from women in a variety of roles across the industry in several categories including: Business, Marketer/PR, Product Innovation, Production Support Engineer, R&D Engineer, Rising Star, Sales, Technical Operations, Woman of the Year, and this year’s three new categories, Company Award For Investment in Women, Influencer and Student.

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 18 November from 17:00 BST as part of the DPP Leaders’ Briefing event in London and streamed globally, courtesy of Red Bee Media. The winners will be announced during the live ceremony with attendees in person and virtually.

Details on attendance will be announced shortly.

The shortlist for the 2021 Rise Awards is as follows:

Marketer/PR | sponsored by Annex Pro

Silvia Botella, Marketing Manager, Red Bee Media

Melanie Crandall, Demand Generation Manager, Vizrt

Lauren McIntosh, Global Marketing Manager, Accedo

R&D Engineer | sponsored by Ateliere Creative Technologies

Laura Bunea, R&D Engineer, Vizrt

Michelle Griffin, Product Engineering Manager, farmerswife and Cirkus

Jennifer Zeidan, Engineering Manager, Media Systems Infrastructure, Netflix

Rising Star | sponsored by Avid

Sophie Lambert, Freelance

Jane Lawrance, VT Guarantee, Timeline Television

Neave Spikings, Support Engineer, ITV Studios

Georgia Thirtle, Sound Engineer, Gravity Media

NEW - Influencer | sponsored by Bitmovin

Marianna Montague, Senior Director Customer Success Management, Avid

Louise Patel, Co-Director, Share My Telly Job

Kylee Peña, Manager, Creative Technologies Program Management, Netflix

Production Support Engineer | Sponsored by Blackmagic Design

Sophie Colvin, Vision Guarantee Manager, Gravity Media

Carys Hughes, Engineer - Emerging Technologies, Sky

Mirusha Jegatheeswaran, Content Technology Support Engineer, ITV Daytime

Product Innovation | sponsored by Clear-Com

Izabella Koukorava, Head of Product, Sky

Michelle Munson, CEO and Co-Founder, Eluvio

Karen Walker, Vice President - Camera Motion Systems, Ross Video

Sales | sponsored by Deluxe

Karen Clark, Head of Australian and New Zealand Sales, Telstra

Angela Gibbons, Head of Sales, EMG UK

Laura Wignall, Business Development Manager - Production, Gravity Media

Business | sponsored byLive-U

Dr. Johanna Björklund, Co-founder and CTO, Codemill

Michelle Munson, CEO and Co-Founder, Eluvio

Alison Pitchford, Group Managing Director, MBI

Heidi Shakespeare, Director - IMES Europe

Technical Operations | sponsored by Ross Video

Kate Furtas, Key Account Manager, Deluxe Media

Rebecca Moore, Director Technical Operations, CNNI

Rebecca Smith, Audio Assistant, Platform Post Production

NEW - Student | sponsored by SMPTE

Katherine King, University of Pittsburgh

Sama Mirmiran, University of Surrey

Holly van der Rest, Solent University


NEW -Company Award For Investment in Women| sponsored by Telstra

Deluxe Localisation

Newsbridge

Visual Data Media Services

The Woman of the Year, sponsored by Zixi, is chosen by the Rise Advisory Board and will be announced at the ceremony.

Rise founder, Sadie Groom, said: “We received so many amazing nominations for talented women from across the globe again this year. We have seen an extraordinary calibre of talent across the broadcast media technology industry, and our judging panels had a difficult job deciding on the shortlist which is a testament to the incredible female talent we have in our sectors. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in-person and celebrating the achievements of our shortlists and winners at this year’s awards ceremony.”

For more information about Rise and the Awards, please visit here: https://risewib.com/awards/











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