Nominations will close on 1 September


Advocacy group for women in the broadcast and production industries, Rise, has opened entries for the Rise Awards.

Three new categories, Company Award for Investment in Women, Influencer Award and the Student Award have been revealed as part of this.

The Company Award for Investment in Women celebrates organisations which put significant time or financial investment in recruiting and retaining its female workforce. The winner will celebrate the success of women, give equal pay, give female talent a voice, provide flexible working practices and have a no-tolerance attitude to sexism in the workplace. 

The Influencer Award is will go to someone who has influence, creates communities, has a voice in the industry and brings people together. They can work in sales, marketing, business, as a journalist or in any other role.

Finally, the Student Award will go to the most outstanding student of their year but not necessarily the one with the highest grades. They will be judged on a report from their year tutor, the head of their school and preferably feedback from other students.

Information on the other awards can be found here. Entrants can be nominated by others or submit themselves. Applications require statements on the nominee and why they are relevant for the award, and across all awards judges are looking for exceptional achievement, innovation, positive impact and the ability to fulfil the criteria.

Submissions and nominations can be submitted until 1 September, with the awards night slated for 18 November as part of the DPP Leaders’ Briefing event in London and streamed globally.

Carrie Wootten, managing director of Rise, said: “It’s very exciting to announce the launch of this year’s Rise Awards, which is an integral part of Rise and plays an important role in celebrating inspirational women in our exciting industry. We are pleased to introduce three new categories, Company Award for Investment in Women, Influencer Award and Student Award providing further opportunities for us all to give recognition to women in our community.”

“I would thank our sponsors for their generosity and for supporting the Rise Awards. We are looking forward to hosting the awards as part of the DPP Leaders’ Briefing event and most importantly congratulating the winners and all of the nominees in-person.”