Rise, an advocacy group for gender diversity in the broadcast media technology sector, has launched its mentoring schemes for 2022-2023.

The organisation is enjoying further expansion and the growth of its education arm Rise Up Academy, with its fifth annual mentoring scheme in the UK, its third in Singapore, its second in North America and the introduction of its first mentoring scheme in north and central Europe and ANZ.  

Carrie Wootten

Carrie Wootten, Rise

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 the age of 18. Applications for all schemes open today 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.  

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 the 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.”  

To find out more about the Rise Mentoring Programme, visit https://risewib.com/the-rise-mentoring-programme/