Mentoring scheme 2024

In May 2024, We Are Doc Women launched its first ever mentoring scheme. The scheme has already matched 22 women with documentary industry mentors. Over the next 12 months, the mentees will regularly meet with their selected mentor who will guide and support them towards their career ambitions.

"With the industry in crisis, we cannot let the work that has pushed towards equality fall behind. Together, we need to make connections, nurture talent and create a resilient community."

Tara Nolan and Bushra Siddiq, WADW Mentor Scheme Leaders

Our 2024 Mentors and Mentees

Abigail Dankwa

Abigail Dankwa

Series Director

Mentor

Giorgia Smith

Giorgia Smith

Director

Mentee

Bushra Siddiq

Bushra Siddiq

Senior Development Producer / Director

Mentor

Georgia Ingles

Georgia Ingles

Assistant Producer

Mentee

Camilla Hall

Camilla Hall

Director

Mentor

Emily Badescu

Emily Badescu

Filmmaker and Editor

Mentee

Cara Bowen

Cara Bowen

Producer/ Director

Mentor

Chandler Pierre

Chandler Pierre

Senior Researcher/ AP

Mentee

Dominique Walker

Dominique Walker

Executive Producer

Mentor

Drea McGurk

Drea McGurk

Series Producer

Mentee

Hayley Reynolds

Hayley Reynolds

Commissioning Editor, Sky

Mentor

Kate Nowicki

Kate Nowicki

Senior Development Producer/ Edit Producer

Mentee

Helen Bart

Helen Bart

Executive Producer

Mentor

Fayida Jailler

Fayida Jailler

Assistant Producer

Mentee

Jemma Gander

Jemma Gander

Producer/ Director

Mentor

Georgina Lewis

Georgina Lewis

Assistant Producer

Mentee

Josephine Bresbode

Josephine Besbrode

Series Producer

Mentor

Lottie Webb

Lottie Webb

Producer

Mentee

Katharine Fish

Katharine Fish

Development Executive

Mentor

Molly Harper

Molly Harper

Development Researcher

Mentee

Karen McGann

Karen McGann

Director

Mentor

Hannah Poulter

Hannah Poulter

Producer

Mentee

Kira Phillips

Kira Phillips

Director

Mentor

Rhi MacDonald

Rhi MacDonald

Series Producer/ Director

Mentee

Kirsty Cunningham

Kirsty Cunningham

Creative Director, BBC Studios

Mentor

Kate O_Toole

Kate O'Toole

Producer

Mentee

Laura Warner

Laura Warner

Director

Mentor

Kayleigh Innes

Kayleigh Innes

Camera Op

Mentee

Liz Collier

Liz Collier

Executive Producer

Mentor

Nicki Chandris

Nicki Chandris

Shooting Producer

Mentee

Lizzie Gillett

Lizzie Gillett

Head of Documentary, Misfits

Mentor

Paula Nimaro

Paula Nimaro

Researcher

Mentee

Lottie Gammon

Lottie Gammon

Director

Mentor

Christine Saab

Christine Saab

Assistant Producer

Mentee

Marian Edusei

Marian Edusei

Filmmaker

Mentor

Annie Butcher

Annie Butcher

Assistant Producer

Mentee

Nikki Parrot

Nikki Parrott

Managing Director, Tigerlily Productions

Mentor

Catherine Wyler

Catherine Wyler

Producer Director

Mentee

Rowan Deacon

Rowan Deacon

Director

Mentor

Katie Greening

Katie Greening

PD/ Senior Edit Producer/ Development Executive

Mentee

Tara Nolan

Tara Nolan

Producer/ Director

Mentor

Fiona Stuart

Fiona Stuart

Researcher/ AP

Mentee

Anna Keel

Anna Keel

Director

Mentor

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Producer

Mentee

Applications for this scheme are now closed. Please keep an eye on our social media for details of our next scheme.

Thanks to the We Are Doc Women Mentor Team: Anita Ganju, Jemma Gander, Katie O’Toole, Helen Littleboy, Marina Parker, Sabrina Scollan and Sasha Kosminsky.