We are grateful to have the professional support of these industry leaders.
Duaine Pryor, PhD is Chief Technologist at Mentor, A Siemens Business. Duaine received his PhD in Math from UC Berkeley in California. Dr. Pryor is a founding member of the US2020 initiative STEMentors in the Silicon Valley, as well as Founding member of the Women in Localization Advisory Board. His focus on the Women in Localization Board has been to re-envision the Board’s strategy and organization for execution considering the need to lead initiatives via globally dispersed teams. This has enlarged the pool of women leaders supporting the organization and propelled W.L, into its current organization. Dr. Pryor lives with his family in California and is an avid sailor.
Mimi Hills is Director, Product Globalization at VMware, Inc. and has also directed globalization teams at BlackBerry and Sun Microsystems. She’s led teams from 18 to 180. With a background in software project and engineering management, she has a special interest in tools and technology–and finding the right solution for the problem to be solved. She’s active in the localization industry and is a passionate advocate for non-English speaking users.
Fabiano Cid is a Brazil-based executive with over 20 years of experience in the localization industry. He is the founder and managing director of Ccaps Translation and Localization, a company that supports the language needs of global brands in Latin America. As an ambassador for the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), Fabiano kicked off the Gender Equality in the Language Services Industry project. He has also served as GALA’s chairman of the board and was the co-creator of Think Latin America, an event series designed to educate investors about Latin America as a business region.
Allison McDougall spent 22 years in strategic business development and client relationship management roles in the localization industry. During that time, she created and transformed teams in North America and Asia to deliver double-digit revenue growth. She was the Chair of Women in Localization in 2017, establishing a strong foundation for future expansion. Prior to that, she led Women in Localization Public Relations initiatives for two years. Passionate about mentorship in the workplace, gender equality, intentional employee recognition, and continuous learning, Allison is excited to bring her leadership skills to the organization as a Professional Advisor. Allison is based in Colorado and Florida.