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Rise Organization Appoints Nicki Fisher as the New Chair of the Board

By CIOReview | Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Nicki Fisher, EMEA Sales Director of Clear-Com®, accepted an offer to be the new Chair of the Rise Board. 

FREMONT, CA: Nicki Fisher, EMEA Sales Director of Clear-Com®, has happily accepted an offer to be the new Chair of the Board for Rise, which is a non-profit organization supporting women in the media and entertainment technology industry. Within Rise, she will also carry a dual role as an ambassador for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in UK-based schools.

Rise is a community of advocacy representatives that works to help women of every background working in the global field of broadcast technology. Its goal is to ensure that engineering, technological operations, sales, marketing, and business positions have a diverse, gender-balanced workforce.

Nicki will be active as Chair of the Board in the decision-making processes that go into program creation, including networking activities, conferences, the annual mentoring program, and even managing its global advisory boards and business functions.

An outreach program in UK schools to inspire and inform children about the different career prospects in broadcasting is Rise's vital initiative. As a STEM Ambassador, with frequent presentations and career networking events, Nicki will support Rise Up and the variety of positions available in the broadcast technology and media sectors.

"I've experienced firsthand what students can gain from the program and how workshops like these can impact young people deciding on a career path," she commented. "I was delighted by Rise's request to become more involved with the next phase of Rises development. They have a truly unique vision, and I can honestly say that nothing like this existed until Rise put themselves on the map. "

Carrie Wootten, Managing Director for Rise, concludes, "Rise has continued to grow over the three years since its inception, and our communities of board members, volunteers, mentees, mentors and award winners are significantly increasing in number and becoming more global. Therefore, the organization needs a strong steer of someone with business, association, industry and diversity knowledge and expertise, and Nicki was our ideal candidate to fill this role. We are thrilled that shes embraced the invitation to join us in a larger capacity."