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Women in Localization Announces 2017 Board and Executive Committees

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PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017 — Women in Localization (W.L.), the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, has announced its new Board for 2017. The organization also announced the establishment of Executive Directors and committees, as well as a professional Network Advisory Board to support the Board’s mission, including the strategic evaluation of becoming a non-profit organization. “Our new leadership structure is structured on the basis of a non-profit organization, which will help us continue to successfully build our organization and promote our go-forward strategy,” says W.L. Chair Allison McDougall. “We currently have 10 global Chapters, […]

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Allison McDougall Appointed as Chairwoman of Women in Localization

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WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., today announced that its Vice President of Emerging Business Allison McDougall has been named chairwoman of Women in Localization, the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry. McDougall will succeed Women in Localization Co-Founder Eva Klaudinyova as Board Chair for a one-year term, and is the first representative from a localization provider to assume the role. Established in 2008 in the San Francisco Bay Area, the mission of Women in Localization is to foster a global community for the advancement of women and the localization industry. The organization […]

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Women in Localization Co-Founder Launches Executive-Level Globalization Book

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Truly Global: The Theory and Practice of Bringing Your Company to International Markets – The ‘Must Have’ Resource for Today’s Global Executive SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Women in Localization (WL), the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, is delighted to announce the launch of Co-Founder and Executive Board Member Anna N. Schlegel’s second book: Truly Global: The Theory and Practice of Bringing Your Company to International Markets. In today’s world economy, global expansion continues to be a Top 3 priority for most CEOs. More than ever, it is critical that executives and their […]

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Women in Localization Appoints New Leadership for Silicon Valley Chapter

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PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Women in Localization (WL), the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, announced the appointment of Michele Carlson as Chapter Manager of the Silicon Valley Chapter (WL SV, #WLSV). To date, the chapter was managed by Women in Localization’s Board of Directors. So excited to have Michele Carlson now leading our Silicon Valley chapter! “Having a dedicated person lead the Silicon Valley chapter will give the Board the opportunity to focus on larger initiatives and continue to grow the organization globally,” says Stephanie Gabriel, WL Board member in charge of international expansion. “Michele is a […]

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Women in Localization Names New Chair, Reveals Developments and Plans

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Women in Localization Names New Chair, Reveals Developments and Plans by Marion Marking on February 9, 2016 Communications specialist, veteran journalist, and online editor at Slator who dreams of driving a Veyron on the Autobahn It is no longer just about women in localization, but also about advancing the localization industry as a whole. So says Women in Localization (WL), an organization that seeks “to foster a global community for the advancement of women and the localization industry.” Taking over as WL chair is Eva Klaudinyova, who manages linguistic services for one of the largest Silicon Valley companies. The new […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Women in Localization startet ersten Ableger in Deutschland

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San Francisco, Kalifornien – November 2014 – Press release at Online Zeintug (in German) Women in Localization, the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, is delighted to announce the launch of their first international chapter in Germany. Demand for localization services is extremely high in Germany and a great number of top companies have their global headquarters in Germany. Among them are Cisco, NetApp, Adobe, AMD, Fujitsu-Siemens, O2, Oracle, Red Hat, SAP, Texas Instruments, Google, Sony-Ericsson, Motorola, NEC, Yahoo, Sun, Precision Plus, McDonald’s and Microsoft. “It is exciting to see so much momentum with the launch of our […]

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Women in Localization Launches the Pacific Northwest Chapter

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Professional women working in the localization industry in the Pacific Northwest now have a place to go to find mentorship, networking, and professional development. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 – Press Release at PRWeb Women in Localization, the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, is pleased to announce the launch of the Pacific Northwest Chapter (WL PNW). The Pacific Northwest region, encompassing Washington, Oregon and British Colombia, Canada, has a long history of technology. Some of the world’s leading software and high-tech companies were established here over 30 years ago. The growth of these companies, including […]

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And Global We Go!

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Women in Localization Launches First International Chapter in Ireland Our Women in Localization organization is delighted to announce the launch of their first international chapter. The inaugural event of the Women in Localization Ireland Chapter was held in conjunction with the Localization World Conference in Dublin, Ireland on June 6. Read more about our first Chapter in Ireland here! If you interested in joining the Ireland chapter of Women in Localization, please send an email to gmaycock@sajan.com and join these two LinkedIn groups: Women in Localization – LinkedIn Group Page Women in Localization – Ireland Chapter Cheers! Luciana Vecchi – Board Member