Women that Rock

Women in Localization: 10 Year Anniversary – Keeping It Fresh

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Keeping it fresh! What keeps you in the localization industry? Co-author: Mimi Moore, Vikki Carter On its tenth anniversary, we asked a few Board members of Women in Localization (Anna Schlegel, President and Co-Founder, Silvia Avary-Silveira, CFO and Co-Founder, and Sonia Oliveira, Director, Executive Partnerships) to enlighten us on their experiences and thoughts for the future, looking forward to the next ten years of this wonderful organization. Mimi Moore and Vikki Carter are both members of the Women in Localization (W.L.) content team. They found themselves in the somewhat unusual position of being on opposite sides of the world, with […]

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Women in Localization Announce New Poland Chapter

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Poland Chapter Launch Announcement MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, USA January 23, 2018 / Women in Localization (W.L.), the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, is delighted to announce the launch of a new Chapter in Poland, the first Chapter in Eastern Europe. This will also be W.L.’s thirteenth (13th) Chapter and expanding their global reach into eleven (11) unique countries. Leading the new Poland Chapter is Anna Pietruszka who currently manages business strategy growth and M&A at Summa Linguae. As the Chapter Manager, Anna, based in Krakow, is working to solidify the new Chapter leadership team and event […]

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Appreciating our Founders and 2017 Mid-Year Progress

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It’s the afternoon of July 4th – Independence Day in the United States – and many of you are enjoying bar-be-ques, special family time, and fireworks.  Along with all of that, I find myself reflecting on the founders of America’s original colonies, as well as the three founders of Women in Localization: Anna, Eva, and Silvia. What began as a small, professional get-together for women in the localization industry in 2008, has now blossomed into a global organization with 11 Chapters and 3,000 members worldwide.  While our progress has been steady and strategic, we still have a long way to […]

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Next GALA Live Webinar

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Do you want to learn what is the right formula for successful buyer-supplier partnerships? Tune on our next GALA Live Webinar with Annya Sedakova-Bertram & Gwenola Trystram on, THURSDAY, 18 FEBRUARY, 2016 – 08:00 WEBINAR START TIME: 11:00 EST (17:00 CET) MORE DETAILS / TO REGISTER: here You will learn that as buyers and suppliers of localization services, we strive to establish the right level of service under today’s lean operating models. EMC, a global leader in IT, is deploying a model for mutually beneficial partnerships with its localization service providers. In this webinar Gwen Trystram and Annya Sedakova-Bertram from […]

Events

Natural Language Processing Panel

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W.L. EVENT at Ebay on June 2, 2016 W.L. invites you to an evening to learn and discuss NLP. The panel, moderated by Anna N Schlegel, will be looking at current trends of NLP, and actual applications of understanding the power of language to drive change in the area of language, humans and computers! Panelists from Adobe, eBay, NetApp, SDL, and Lionbridge will share their deep expertise and experience with NLP with the audience. To register for this event go to: Natural Language Processing We are looking forward to seeing you there! Cheers, WL Board

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SAVE THE DATE — Our Next Networking Event is coming!

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Women in Localization Networking Event It’s been a while since we had a networking get together, and January is the month to polish our resume and update our LinkedIn profile! So let’s start the new year off right – and put these two things together! WHEN: Jan 19th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm WHERE: Salesforce (900 Concar Drive San Mateo CA 94402) Because of our limited space (40 people max), secure your place by registering HERE today!

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Women in Localization Launches the North-East Chapter

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Professional women working in the localization industry in the Northeast now have a place to go to find mentorship, networking, and professional development. New York, NY November 30, 2015 Women in Localization, the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, is pleased to announce the launch of the US-based North-East Chapter (WL NE). The North-East region, encompassing Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey, has a significant number of global companies, which, in turn, require localization and translation services. “Women in Localization is expanding not only globally but also within the United […]

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WL UK hosts An Evening with TAUS!

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WL UK hosts An Evening with TAUS! on 26 November 2015 Join Women in Localization UK for An Evening with Taus! sponsored by SDL Meet special guest Jaap van der Meer of TAUS for an evening dedicated to MT/translation automation and translation quality When: November 26, 2015 Time: Networking with wine and nibbles starts at 6.30pm (The event runs from 7.30pm-9pm) Where: Holiday Inn, Camden Lock, London NW1 7BY You are welcome to join us for a post-event meal – or just a drink! Have a look at the menu and prices here and confirm your dinner choice to rox.filippi@gmail.com […]

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Highlights from LocWorld29 in Santa Clara, CA

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As a 20-year localization industry veteran, I’ve been attending LocWorld conferences for several years in North America, Europe, and most recently, Asia. It’s always a whirlwind week of back-to-back meetings, networking events, and informative sessions. And, last week was no different! On behalf of Women in Localization, I’m delighted to share with you my Top 5 highlights of the week: 5. It’s so refreshing and inspiring to interact with students – the next generation of localization professionals. LocWorld29 had several students from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (which happens to be my alma mater!) and Santa Clara University […]

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GALA Webinar Series

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Envisioning the Perfect Enterprise Globalization Team – From Strategy to ROI Anna Schlegel, NetApp Held at 11:00 EDT (17:00 CEST) on October 8, 2015 Enterprises in the Silicon Valley and other hot “incubator areas” compete fiercely for positioning, revenue, and being first to market. But penetrating global markets doesn’t happen overnight. The machinery needed to launch and sustain global growth includes executive commitment, site investment, strong HR policies, legal compliance, partnerships, join ventures, and more. The one team that has a part in all of this is the globalization team. In this webinar, we’ll indulge our fantasies and describe what […]