News

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 […]

Events

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 […]

Industry Trends & Innovation

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 […]

Past Events

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 […]

Blog

Working Moms: 7 Strategies for Work/Life Success

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At the end of each summer, and as my kids head back to school, I breathe a sigh of relief. It signals the end of all day babysitters and camps, and means I can stop beating myself up about whether I was with them enough or created a respectable amount of fun. According to a Harvard study, working moms shouldn’t waste anytime feeling guilty about having a career. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Research shows that kids of working moms may fare better than those of their stay-at-home counterparts. Daughters of working moms on average will earn 23% more […]

Past Events

How does she do it all? Being a Superwoman in the tech industry

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HOW DOES SHE DO IT ALL? BEING A SUPERWOMAN IN THE TECH INDUSTRY Join the Board of Women in Localization for this exciting panel. Come, listen and interact with our incredible women panelists stemming from different cultures, backgrounds, job levels, family settings and see how they manage it all! It will surprise you! According to the Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan policy institute, women make up 50.8 percent of the U.S. population, hold 52 percent of all professional jobs, but they hold only 14.6 percent of executive officer positions of Fortune 500 companies. We have a long way […]

Women that Rock

Post-panel interview with Teresa Marshall

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Post-panel interview with Teresa Marshall, Localization Director at Salesforce, Women in Localization Board Member Has your experience in working both on the vendor and customer side helped you to be more understanding or has it made you actually more demanding in your current role?. Is it an advantage for womento start their careers at an LSP before moving onto a larger organization with a localization department? I think starting on the vendor side gave me great exposure across all aspects of localization/translation production. I worked on a great variety of products and projects, from diapers, to movie websites and technical […]

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Post-panel interview with Lupe Gervás

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Post-panel interview with Lupe Gervás, Language Team Manager – Localization, Netflix How would you describe your journey from journalism to localization? Can you still express and follow your journalistic passion in your current role? I started my career as a journalist working for a newspaper and TV. I really enjoyed managing the production of the newspaper as well as the role of TV Executive Producer, and I gained a lot of experience that helped me later in my career. However, I realized that it is not easy to stand out in this business and find a niche for myself that […]

Past Events

“Tools and Technologies: TMS and CMS

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July 1st 2015, our panel of experts will offer their views, perspectives, insights and first-hand experience of TMS and CMS, sponsored by Lionbridge. Whether you currently use one (or more), are considering investing or just want to network, we hope you can join us! Networking starts at 6.30pm and the event runs from 7-9pm at Holiday Inn-Camden Lock, London. Wine and nibbles will be provided with more networking afterwards. Sign up here Meet our panel Natalie Anth – Moderator Senior Business Analyst Natalie has over 10 years’ experience in the travel sector working with international brands such as Royal Caribbean […]

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Post-panel interview with Mimi Hills

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Post-panel interview with Mimi Hills, Software Localization Director @ VMWare When and how did you start being involved in localization and internationalization initiatives? Was it your planned career move or did it happen naturally? I would say that my career evolved towards localization. This evolution was triggered at Sun Microsystems when I worked on internationalization as Engineering Program Manager with the Java technology team. I learned about various aspects of localization and internalization and gained an understanding of localization processes. At that time I realized how fascinating this area is and how important it is in software development and for […]