Amanda Wall, Director of Quality and Operations at VITAC, has been named to the shortlist for the 2023 Rise Awards.
Amanda was shortlisted in the Business Operations Award category, which recognizes individuals who ensure that content is delivered to the right place at the right time with the highest levels of quality. The nominee can work in broadcasting, post-production, or service delivery and excels at making sure the workforce and clients are happy and the business is reaching its targets.
This is the second consecutive year that Amanda has been shortlisted for the award.
“It’s an honor to be nominated for this in the company of such amazing, highly competent women!” said Amanda. “In transcription and captioning, staffing, deadlines, goals, and guidelines are always changing but a quality product should be the constant. Figuring out how to keep it that way is my daily challenge.
“The transcript team I lead quickly turns around perfect work, 365 days a year, and the quality team works to ensure our stated accuracy is always our delivered accuracy or better. They’re both constantly looking for ways to improve workflows, and it’s my hope that our efforts play a continued part in VITAC’s success.”
The Rise Awards recognize and celebrate the talents, skills, and achievements of outstanding women working in the media technology and services sectors. This year, more than 300 nominations were accepted from across the global broadcast industry in a variety of roles, including business, research and development, engineers, production support, product innovation, marketer/PR, sales, and technical operations.
“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,” said Rise founder Sadie Groom. “We are grateful for everyone who submitted an entry on the inspiring women in their workplaces and extend big congratulations to all those shortlisted.”
Rise, an award-winning advocacy group for women, supports gender diversity across the broadcast, media and entertainment, and technology industries. Its goal is to achieve a diverse and balanced workforce by providing, among other things, strong mentorship programs, training sessions, and education workshops, conferences, and webinars.
The shortlist was announced at IBC 2023 in Amsterdam as part of the show’s Changemakers event. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Nov. 7 in London.