NEP Group, the leading media technology partner for content creators worldwide, proudly announced today that Swetha Sridhar, Software Application Engineer at Broadcast Sports International, was honored with the R&D Engineer Award at the Rise Awards 2023.
The Rise Awards celebrate the phenomenal talent, skills, expertise and achievements of extraordinary women across the broadcast technology industry. Sridhar accepted the award on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 during the awards ceremony hosted at Troxy, a music venue in London.
Awards were given out in 16 different categories across operations, engineering, marketing, pubic relations, sales and more. Sridhar was announced as a finalist for the award in September at the IBC Show in Amsterdam, along with three of her NEP colleagues who were shortlisted in other categories, including:
• Helen Jeffrey, International Sales Director, NEP Connect – Shortlisted, Sales Award
• Jeremina Akrofi-Daniels, Multi-Skilled Operator, NEP BowTie – Shortlisted, Rising Star Award
• Kathleen Gray, Senior Broadcast Engineer, NEP U.K. – Shortlisted, Production Support Engineer Award
Sam Harrison, Finance Director, NEP Connect presented the Technical Operations Award, which was sponsored by NEP.
The Rise Awards 2023 included a record-breaking 400 applicants showcasing exceptionally accomplished women throughout the broadcast technology industry. Sridhar was selected by the judging panel comprised of more than 50 industry experts.
Upon accepting the award, Sridhar said: “I am humbled and proud to stand with Rise in promoting gender diversity in the broadcasting world. If there’s a woman out there unsure about pursuing a career in media, let this be proof that the industry has at least a room full of professionals ready to pave the way and guide her. Here’s to breaking barriers and shaping a more inclusive future in broadcasting.”
Global advocacy membership organisation Rise said: “This award recognises a dynamic and innovative engineer, who represents the very best of our broadcasting profession. She is a high achiever, a problem-solver and a team player. She is an inspiration to her colleagues, the wider profession and also inspires others to follow in her footsteps.”
With the aim to achieve a diverse and gender-balanced workforce across the broadcast media and technology sectors, the Rise Awards is just one of the organisation’s initiatives to support women in business.
Rise offers an award-winning global mentoring programme, a free membership to all genders - with access to regular networking events, seminars, workshops and conferences – and an educational Rise Up Academy programme designed to inspire the next generation of talent.
Broadcast Sports International (BSI) is part of the NEP Worldwide Network, with engineers and operations at the leading edge of turnkey custom broadcast solutions. Founded in 1979, BSI engineers custom radio frequency solutions, with state-of-the-art production trailers in action every weekend, delivering innovative solutions to help broadcasters capture major live events around the world. BSI now employs nearly 200 people worldwide and boasts a 50,000 square foot U.S. headquarters just outside of Baltimore with an international office near London.