Our Community Champions 

Welcome to the heart of the Rising Network - our vibrant community of empowered individuals dedicated to supporting women on their journey to reaching their full potential and closing the gender gap. Here, we proudly showcase the incredible individuals who embody our mission and contribute to the growth and success of our network.

Empowering Impact: Why Our Community Champions Support Us!

Steering Committee

The Rising Festival, Cambridge

Professor Dame Carol Black DBE 

Chair of The British Library & Centre For Ageing Better

Lily Cheng 

Founder of the Rising Network and the Rising Festival

Harriet Fear MBE

Founder & Director, Harriet Fear Associates Ltd

Mary Hockaday

Master of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

Dr Soraya Jones 

Director of Engagement, Homerton Changemakers, University of Cambridge

Sarah Reakes

Managing Director, Kiss Communications

Jo Tynan

Head of Communications, St John's College, Cambridge

Business Advisory Committee

The Rising Network - more announcements coming soon!

Ann Fisher 

Serial Entrepreneur & Founder of Cambridge Tech Week

Dr Soraya Jones 

Director of Engagement, Homerton Changemakers, University Of Cambridge

Dr Lynn Morgan MBE

Business Advisor, Mentor & Coach. Former CEO of the Arthur Rank Hospice

Dr Julia Wilson

Associate Director, Wellcome Sanger Institute


More announcements coming soon!

Tarquin Bennett-Coles

Global Talent Scout, SCi Partners

Professor Alan Barrell

Entrepreneur in Residence, Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, University of Cambridge

Kathryn Chapman

Director of Science & Entrepreneurship, Babraham Research Campus

Jane Hutchins 

Director, Cambridge Science Park

Mike Rigby

Chief Executive, Eastern Promise

Tony Quested 

CEO, Business Weekly

Dr Jerry Wu

Head of Investment, TusPark Holdings (UK)