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Women in Localization, “Déu n’hi do”

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By Anna N Schlegel, Chair and co-Founder, Women in Localization “Déu n’hi do” is a Catalan expression I have never been able to translate to another language, but it means something along the lines of “OMG”, “You are achieving a lot”, Catalans use it to express admiration, or to confirm that “Wow, this is quite a bit”. This applies to Women in Localization. Large magnitude. When I asked our teams for a progress recap to prepare for our mid-year Board review, I had to take a moment to sit down to embrace the width, depth, and speed of this organization. […]

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LocWorld37 Warsaw

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Women in Localization @LocWorld37 Warsaw Women in Localization (W.L.) is looking forward to LocWorld37 June 6-8, 2018 in Warsaw, Poland. LocWorld is a great venue to not only connect with Localization Professionals but also connect with Women in Localization members from all over the world. Here is what we can look forward to at this upcoming conference. Connecting with W.L. at LocWorld37 is easy. We will have a booth at the event where you can learn about our organization. You can also have lunch with fellow members at dedicated tables every day during the conference. Our very own Geo Manager […]

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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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Going to LocWorld36? Join us for “Let’s Talk Japanese Again”

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  If it’s Japan, it’s covering pressing issues in the Japanese language. At LocWorld36 in Tokyo, April 3rd-5th, Women in Localization will be well represented at the Let’s Talk About Japanese Again in Japan session. Four prominent members of Women in Localization Japan Chapter will raise, debate, clarify and illuminate key issues in the Japanese language localization process. For the seasoned Japanese localizer, the hands-on project manager, the business developer or the linguistically curious, the four panelists will talk about handling a localization project from A to Z in one of the most challenging languages to manage. The session includes […]

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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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Join Women in Localization at LocWorld36 in Tokyo

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By Sarah Pokorna “Digital Transformation” is something you’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming months. It’s changing the way we’re working, and it’s beginning to define how we do things in the localization industry, too. From AI to big data, the localization industry is being challenged, but like all challenges, we can use them to our advantage. And LocWorld36 in Tokyo is going to be teaching us to do just that! We’re really excited to be attending from 3-5th April 2018. While we can’t wait to learn more about digital transformation from the 50+ industry experts […]

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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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Join W.L. in Thanking our Chair, Allison McDougall

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Women in Localization (W.L.) is pleased to announce that 2017 Chair, Allison McDougall, will be joining the advisory board for 2018. We are thrilled to have Allison’s continued mentorship, insight, and support as we continue to grow and flourish as an organization. During this past year, Allison has led the W.L. Board implementation of our newly established Executive Committees. She has been instrumental in propelling W.L. into new partnerships, opening 4 new Chapters (including our first chapter in South America), and launching the new brand. Please join us in thanking Allison for an amazing year and her incredible leadership in […]