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Meet the black women on Broadcast's "Hot Shots" list

Broadcast "Hot Shots" is a list of people under 30 who have the power to shake up the television industry, and this year was a women-only list and two black women have taken up some space in the list.

Elaina Boateng, 27, Production Co-ordinator, BBC Studios

Elaina was dominated by Fiona Clarke, head of London factual at BBC Studios and below is what Broadcast have written about her.

This year, Elaina Boateng was selected to work on BBC Studios’ first external commission, Channel 4 doc Fatberg Autopsy.
Described by BBC Studios head of production for topical and live Nick Todd as a “rising star” in production management, she was soon finding solutions to unpredictable issues, including how to deal with a potentially melting fatberg.
Her career in TV began after she completed the Mama Youth Project, where she worked on Pick TV magazine show What’s Up.
She is now an important part of the BBC Studios factual team in London and was recently accepted onto the BBC Next Generation Board, which aims to inform corporation thinking and reflect views of younger audiences and staff.

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Charisma Jones, 30, Senior commissioning lawyer, UKTV

Charisma Jones was nominated by Samantha Hammonds, general counsel, UKTV and below is what Broadcast have written about her.

The team at UKTV see Charisma Jones as a future champion of women working in the legal media sector, especially those who have come into the industry from non-traditional backgrounds.
“She will move up with ease to a senior position as she gains more experience, and in 10 years’ time will be a leader,” says Emma Smithies, another senior commissioning lawyer at the British multichannel broadcaster.
It was Charisma’s steely determination that convinced UKTV to support her goal of qualifying as a lawyer, which was a first for the company. That same approach means she will deliberately put herself in tough scenarios to increase her skillset and experience.

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