Idunn Sofie Riise makes shortlist for Rise Awards 2023 in Business Leader category

October 19, 2023
The advocacy group for gender diversity in broadcast technology, Rise, have announced the shortlist for the 2023 Rise Awards – which included Zille Media co-founder Idunn Sofie Riise.
Image: Rise Awards 2023, Business Leader Shortlist

We are thrilled to announce that Idunn Sofie Riise, co-founder of Zille Media, has been nominated for the 2023 Rise Award in the Business Leader category. This esteemed recognition by Rise, an influential advocacy group championing gender diversity in the media and broadcasting technology industries, is a great testament to the efforts of our team at Zille Media.

The Business Leader category is generously being sponsored by LiveU, and the other nominees are:

The Rise Awards ceremony is set to take place at the Troxy in London on November 7th, 2023, and will be streamed live. Sky and EMG are supporting the event, with CueScript providing teleprompting. The ceremony will serve as a gathering of industry leaders, professionals, and advocates committed to promoting gender diversity and inclusivity in media and broadcasting technology.

Speaking to Broadcast Magazine, Rise founder Sadie Groom said: “We were overwhelmed by the response we had in the fifth year of Rise Awards, with triple the amount of applications we have had in the past. We are grateful for everyone who submitted an entry on the inspiring women in their workplaces and extend big congratulations to all those shortlisted. We all look forward to celebrating amazing women and diversity allies at the 7th of November.”

Riise extended her warmest congratulations to all the other nominees, recognising the remarkable talent and commitment that exists within the industry. She also expressed her heartfelt appreciation for Rise's tireless efforts in advancing gender diversity and inclusivity in the industry.


For more information about the Rise Awards and Rise advocacy group, please visit

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