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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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Post-panel interview with Anna Schlegel

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Post-panel interview with Anna Schlegel, Globalization DIRECTOR @NetApp , Women in Localization Co-Founder, and Executive Board Member. Hi Anna, most of your studies were related to language and linguistics field. However, when we leave academia and enter the business world, we frequently discover that there are many other skills and competences necessary to succeed. Tell us about the skills you feel are most important and any advice you want to give to women that are just starting their careers in large organizations? Can they be successful without a degree in business? When I left academia I was 23, I had held […]

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Mentoring Matters!

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Women in Localization Launches Much-Anticipated Industry Mentoring PROGRAM San Francisco, CA – April 29, 2015 – Women in Localization (W.L.) announced today the launch of “Mentoring Matters” program on May 14 @NetApp’s HQ in Sunnyvale, Calif. The event will feature an introduction to the program, best practices for mentoring and being mentored and a hands-on role play. Members are encouraged to bring business cards. The “Mentoring Matters” program will include mentors and mentees of all experience levels from both the client- and agency-sides of the localization industry. On that day, W.L. Board Members Loy Searle and Teresa Marshall we will lead us by introducing the overall structure of […]

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Women in Localization Launches Japan Chapter

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Women in Localization, the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, is pleased to announce the launch of the Women in Localization Japan chapter (WL JP). The history of localization business in Japan started in mid 1980s, when Microsoft and other major software companies established their Japanese offices in Tokyo. This provided a wonderful opportunity for motivated women armed with strong language abilities to show their potential in documentation localization, QA and project management prior to the enforcement of the Basic Act for Gender-Equal Society in 1999. “We are very excited to formally launch our first Asian chapter of Women […]