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Women in Localization Announce New Eastern Canada Chapter

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, USA, May 8, 2019. 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 Eastern Canada. This will be W.L.’s eighteenth (18th) Chapter, expanding their global reach into fourteen (14) unique countries. Leading the Women in Localization Eastern Canada (WLEC) Chapter as Chapter Manager is Catherine Christaki. Catherine is the Co-Founder of Lingua Greca Translations and the lead Greek translator for Apple’s software and help content. The leadership team will also include Kathrin Bussmann, Ph.D., International Marketing Consultant, Head of Verbaccino and […]

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Women in Localization Announce New Russia Chapter

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, USA, April 19, 2019. 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 Russia. This will be W.L.’s seventeenth (17th) Chapter, expanding their global reach into thirteen (13) unique countries. Irina Rybnikova, Positive Technologies’ Head of User Assistance Department and LocLunch™ Ambassador, will be leading W.L.’s newest Chapter. She will be joined on this journey by four localization industry veterans: Tatyana Rodionova, Julia Bitineva, Tatiana Rudneva and Svetlana Svetova. “We already have representatives from the largest Russian cities in our leadership […]

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LOY SEARLE NAMED 2019 WOMEN IN LOCALIZATION PRESIDENT

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, USA, January 22, 2019. Women in Localization (W.L.), the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, is proud to announce Loy Searle has accepted the role of President effective January 1, 2019. Searle previously held the position of Vice President and will continue serving as a Board Member and sponsoring Education and Mentoring. Searle said, “I love being part of this organization. I think we bring value to women in our industry and this requires a contribution of love and effort from all of us. It can mean each of us serves in different ways […]

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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 […]