The winners were revealed on Thursday 18 November in London as part of the DPP Tech Leaders’ Briefing

Rise Awards

Rise, the advocacy group for women working in broadcast, has revealed the winners of its awards.

Over 200 in-person guests attended the awards night on Thursday 18 November, which was held as part of the DPP Tech Leaders’ Briefing. People were also able to tune in at home, with Red Bee Media providing global streaming.

The shortlist was revealed last month after over 100 nominations. In addition, one award, the woman of the year, was announced before the event, with Inga Ruehl of Sky Sports and Borika Vucinic of Bell Media sharing the prize. 

The full list of winners and shortlists is below:

Marketer/PR | sponsored by Annex Pro
Silvia Botella, marketing manager, Red Bee Media - WINNER
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 - WINNER
Michelle Griffin, product engineering manager, farmerswife and Cirkus
Jennifer Zeidan, engineering manager, Media Systems Infrastructure, Netflix

Rising Star | sponsored by Avid
Neave Spikings, support engineer, ITV Studios - WINNER
Sophie Lambert, freelance
Jane Lawrance, VT guarantee, Timeline Television
Georgia Thirtle, sound engineer, Gravity Media

NEW - Influencer | sponsored by Bitmovin
Louise Patel, co-director, The Inside Project / Share My Telly Job - WINNER
Marianna Montague, senior director customer success management, Avid
Kylee Peña, Manager, creative technologies program management, Netflix

Production Support Engineer | Sponsored by Blackmagic Design
Carys Hughes, engineer - emerging technologies, Sky - WINNER
Sophie Colvin, vision guarantee manager, Gravity Media
Mirusha Jegatheeswaran, content technology support engineer, ITV Daytime

Product Innovation | sponsored by Clear-Com
Karen Walker, vice president - camera motion systems, Ross Video - WINNER
Izabella Koukorava, head of product, Sky
Michelle Munson, CEO and co-founder, Eluvio

Sales | sponsored by Deluxe
Karen Clark, head of Australian and New Zealand sales, Telstra - WINNER
Angela Gibbons, head of sales, EMG UK
Laura Wignall, business development manager - production, Gravity Media

Business | sponsored by Live-U
Michelle Munson, CEO and co-founder, Eluvio - WINNER
Dr. Johanna Björklund, co-founder and CTO, Codemill
Alison Pitchford, group managing director, MBI
Heidi Shakespeare, director - IMES Europe

Technical Operations | sponsored by Ross Video
Rebecca Moore, director technical operations, CNNI - WINNER
Kate Furtas, key account manager, Deluxe Media
Rebecca Smith, audio assistant, Platform Post Production

NEW - Student | sponsored by SMPTE
Holly van der Rest, Solent University - WINNER
Katherine King, University of Pittsburgh
Sama Mirmiran, University of Surrey

NEW - Company Award For Investment in Women | sponsored by Telstra
Visual Data Media Services - WINNER
Deluxe Localisation