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Women in Localization Beijing Chapter Holds Leadership Event

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Recently, a survey of Fortune 500 companies showed that companies with a higher percentage of women managers have better financial performance than companies with a lower percentage. This also holds true for industries such as technology and the Internet. On December 6th, 2018 Women in Localization Beijing Chapter held their third salon event in the headquarters of Beyondsoft. Three female managers were invited to this event, giving talks on the topics of localization, language service, and career leadership. Although it was freezing cold outside of the room, participants showed great enthusiasm for this sharing. The first speaker was Mimi Hills, […]

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My Journey into the World of Globalization and Localization

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Things started happening in October 2017 when I was a Director of Engineering at Perforce Software. I was given an opportunity to take the lead to drive and implement the localization of our core products and documentation to improve our footprint in the APAC market. Being in engineering and building products is one thing, but localization had never been a part of my expertise or domain, and I had no idea where to start, what to expect, and how to reach the goal of building a localized product. Quite overwhelming! But as it turned out, the timing was perfect because […]

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Women in Localization Announces Improved Website

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Co-authors: Leah MacDonald, Mimi Moore, Erica Haims In conjunction with its 10-year anniversary and announcement of non-profit status, Women in Localization (W.L.) is proud and excited to announce its new and improved website. Featuring new branding and a refreshed “dashboard” feel, the landing page is now a centralized location for Events, News, Volunteer Opportunities and Tweets. W.L. intends for the website to be a valuable resource for knowledge and opportunities for members and localization industry professionals. The updated Events page features a global events calendar to raise awareness about W.L. chapter and industry events. For example, October 2018 has been a […]

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WLChina – Beijing Chapter – September Salon Event

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On September 14th, 2018, Women in Localization Beijing Chapter hosted a salon to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Women in Localization (W.L.). Many enterprises like Pactera, Beyondsoft, RWS, VMware, Canon, Didi, Glodom were invited to attend this event. Also professors and students from Peking University, University of International Business and Economics, Renmin University of China, Beijing Language and Culture University showed their presence as well. At 2:40pm, Ellen Ma, leader of the Women in Localization Beijing Chapter, kicked off this event. Ellen first warmly welcomed the guests from both businesses and universities. Then she gave a brief introduction to […]

Women that Rock

Celebrating International Translation Day 2018

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Author: Myra Goldie Correction notice: This article was originally published with an error, referring to Blessing Uzuegbu as a single mother. This Sunday, September 30th marked International Translation Day, an annual celebration that acts as an opportunity to pay tribute to the life and work of translators and interpreters who aspire to make the world a slightly smaller place by breaking down language barriers. The day is celebrated with a series of dedicated events, seminars, and symposiums across the world. Four women shared their experiences building careers in the translation industry, and while their job titles, experience, stories, and backgrounds differ […]

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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 […]

Upcoming Events

Speed Mentoring & Networking Evening | October 10 | Dublin, Ireland

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Register here DATE AND TIME Tue 10 October 2017 18:00 – 21:00 IST LOCATION Bank of Ireland, Grand Canal Square Esat Building, 1 Grand Canal Quay D02 FF61 Dublin 2 Ireland Women in Localization Dublin invite you to a FREE speed mentoring and networking evening on Tuesday October 10th, at the fantastic Bank Of Ireland, Grand Canal Dock location. Get mentoring and coaching on topics such as Localization Sales, Digital Marketing, Life Work Balance, Improving Your Professional Visibility, Career Development or Customer Relations. All our mentors will be experienced women in localization working in the industry. Sessions will be 1 on 1 and take […]

Past Events

Writing for Localization | September 19 | Barcelona, Spain

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Register here DATE AND TIME Tue, September 19, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CEST LOCATION eDreams Odigeo office Carrer Bailèn 67-69 Barcelona Spain We are back after the summer break! Join us to learn more about how to create content that is localization ready. Our panel of content specialists and copywriters will share insights on how to write content that can be translated, even machine translated! As usual, we will go for ​dinner after the event to get to know each other better 😉 PANELISTS Isabelle Fratani, Senior French Translator @ Pactera, Teacher @ UAB Emily Hunkler, English Copywriter […]