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Women in Localization 10th Anniversary Gala an Opportunity to Give Back

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SUNNYVALE, California, USA, November 13, 2018. Women in Localization (W.L.), the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, is thrilled to announce their 10th Anniversary as an organization dedicated to supporting Women in Localization. They celebrated their anniversary by giving back to Translators Without Borders and inspirational wisdom from Silicon Valley leaders, Anna Yen and Lisa Stone. Members and supporters of Women in Localization gathered the evening of Friday, October 5, 2018 to celebrate the organization’s 10th Anniversary at Fairview Crystal Springs in Burlingame, CA. The gala event marked a decade since Women in Localization was founded to provide […]

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W.L. President Anna Schlegel Reflects on 2018 and the Secret Sauce for 2019

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As the year is quickly moving toward its end, I wanted to give insight on how Women in Localization rolled this year. As President of the 2018 Board, I observe and pay a lot of attention as our Members, Board, Committees, Partners, Sponsors and Advisors drive leadership in our globalization profession. I try to read the tea leaves while also keeping quiet and listening. I recently sat down all alone – a rare occurrence! – with a cup of coffee, no kids, no noise, to make a list and reflect on what we accomplished this year. The list grew kilometric […]

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WOMEN IN LOCALIZATION ANNOUNCES NONPROFIT STATUS

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SUNNYVALE, California, USA, September 17, 2018. Women in Localization (W.L.), the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, is excited to announce certification as as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code provides tax exemption for groups organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes. By generating donations, raising awareness, and encouraging efforts that will benefit the advancement of women in the localization industry, Women in Localization will clearly be fulfilling a charitable purpose. In honor of this important milestone and keeping with its mission to promote women and the localization industry, Women […]

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Women in Localization Announce New Singapore Chapter

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W.L. Singapore Chapter Launch Announcement MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, USA, April 30, 2018 / Women in Localization(W.L.), the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, is delighted to announce the launch of their newest Chapter in Singapore. This will also be W.L.’s 16th Chapter. This is a well-known global trade region and key for W.L.’s expansion in APAC. The Singapore chapter will be led by Indre Bates who is the Vendor Manager for Autodesk. Indre was inspired to develop a network for localization professionals in the country when she found out that this can be achieved with the support […]

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Women in Localization Announce New Beijing Chapter

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Women in Localization Announce New Beijing Chapter Beijing, China Chapter Launch Announcement MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, USA April 4, 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 Beijing. This will also be W.L.’s fifteenth (15th) Chapter and the second Chapter in Greater China. Leading the new chapter in Beijing is Ellen Ma. She is the Senior Program Manager of VMware. The new chapter plans to take part in an event on April 20, 2018 with a panel discussion as part of China […]

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Women in Localization Announce New Utah Chapter

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Women in Localization Announce New Utah Chapter Utah Chapter Launch Announcement MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, USA March 12, 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 Utah. This will also be W.L.’s fourteenth (14th) Chapter and the fourth chapter in the United States. Leading the new Utah Chapter is Lelani Craig. She is the President of CommGap International Language Services. As the Chapter Manager, Lelani, based in the greater Salt Lake City area, is working to solidify the new Chapter leadership team […]

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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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Women in Localization Plans for 2018

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New Board, New Advisory Board, 10th Anniversary, Non-profit status, Poland Chapter MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., January 10, 2018 / Women in Localization (W.L.), the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a new leadership, non-profit status momentum, and new chapter expansion in Poland. Anna Schlegel will now lead Women in Localization as President of the Board. New board members joining this year are Michele Smith leading Global Expansion, and Sonia Oliveira for Partnerships. Loy Searle serving as Vice-President, will represent Mentorship and Education and Eva Klaudinyova will serve as Secretary and lead the […]

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Women in Localization Opens New Latin America Chapter

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Latest Chapter in Argentina Brings Organization’s Total to 12 Chapters Worldwide MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., September 26, 2017 / 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 Argentina, the first Chapter in Latin America. Leading the new Argentina Chapter is Virginia Minhondo, who currently works as the  COO at delsurtranslations.  As the Chapter Manager, Virginia is working to solidify the new Chapter leadership team and event schedule effective immediately. Cecilia Maldonado, Women in Localization Geo Manager for the Americas chapters, will partner with the […]

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Women in Localization and LocWorld Solidify Strategic Partnership to Elevate Localization Industry Awareness

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Women in Localization (W.L.) and LocWorld announced today a joint partnership that brings together the depth of expertise in the Women in Localization membership base with the important insights LocWorld delivers to the localization industry. As part of this collaboration, the LocWorld conference management team encourages attendees of the upcoming LocWorld34 conference to visit the Women in Localization booth in Barcelona to learn more about the organization and upcoming networking events taking place in their 11 chapters around the world. This represents tremendous value for Women in Localization members, including the ability to enhance their career networks. With access to the […]