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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]