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We are Doc Women has named the 22 women who will receive 12 months of mentoring from established industry figures.

The group, which champions women working in unscripted TV and asks broadcasters and indies to commit to a 50/50 pledge to work towards gender equality in pay and in roles such as director.

The 12 women chosen will meet regularly with their mentors over the next year for career advice and support.

The initiative is the first mentoring scheme launched by the body since it was set up in 2017.

The mentor scheme leaders, producer/director Tara Nolan and senior producer/director Bushra Siddiq, said in a statement:

"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."

The 2024 mentees are:

Giorgia Smith (director) Mentor: Abigail Dankwa, series director

Georgia Ingles (assistant producer) Mentor: Bushra Siddiq, senior development producer/director

Emily Badescu (film-maker and editor) Mentor: Camilla Hall, director

Chandler Pierre (senior researcher/AP) Mentor: Cara Bowen, producer/director

Drea McGurk (series producer) Mentor: Dominique Walker, executive producer

Kate Nowicki (senior development producer/edit producer) Mentor: Hayley Reynolds, commissioning editor, Sky

Fayida Jailler (assistant producer) Mentor: Helen Bart, executive producer

Georgina Lewis (assistant producer) Mentor: Jemma Gander, producer/director

Lottie Webb (producer) Mentor: Josephine Bresbode, series producer

Molly Harper (development researcher) Mentor: Katharine Fish, development executive

Hannah Poulter (producer) Mentor: Karen McGann, director

Rhi MacDonald (series producer/director) Mentor: Kira Phillips, director

Kate O’Toole (producer) Mentor: Kirsty Cunningham, creative director, BBC Studios

Kayleigh Innes (camera operator) Mentor: Laura Warner, director

Nicki Chandris (shooting producer) Mentor: Liz Collier, executive producer

Paula Nimaro (researcher) Mentor: Lizzie Gillett, head of documentary, Misfits

Christine Saab (assistant producer) Mentor: Lottie Gammon, director

Annie Butcher (assistant producer) Mentor: Marian Edusei, filmmaker

Catherine Wyler (producer/director) Mentor: Nikki Parrott, managing director, Tigerlily Productions

Katie Greening (PD/senior edit producer/development executive) Mentor: Rowan Deacon, director

Fiona Stuart (researcher/AP) Mentor: Tara Nolan, producer/director

Anonymous Mentor: Anna Keel, director

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