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Don’t Google That: CSA Research Finds that Women Excel in Localization Positions

It was the memo heard around the world, the one that led Google’s CEO to cut short his vacation to deal with a firestorm of criticism, and the one that reignited the perennial and fiery debate about sexism, women’s role in the tech industry, and political correctness. Lost in the discussion (and most media coverage) …
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Cecilia Maldonado

Global Sound Bites For our series showcasing our Chapter and Geo Managers, here comes Ceci Maldonado. Ceci is the Women in Localization Geo-Manager for the Americas and she supports all the Chapter managers and members located in North and South America. She has tirelessly worked to launch companies and build organizations and events in support …
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Liesl Leary

Liesl Leary is the Board Member of Women in Localization (#womeninl10n) and now responsible for rebranding the organization. In the meantime, she is also a mother who has 4 children. Today, Liesl shares with us her passion about localization and magic to maintain work/life balance. Could you please introduce yourself? Sure! My name is Liesl Leary. …
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Why Hire Language Service Providers or Localization Services?

Communication is not merely the transmission of information, it involves delivering the right message at the right time to the right people and in the right manner. This is so that the message is understood as intended.  As Rollo May said, “Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy, and mutual valuing.” It goes …
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Appreciating our Founders and 2017 Mid-Year Progress

It’s the afternoon of July 4th – Independence Day in the United States – and many of you are enjoying bar-be-ques, special family time, and fireworks.  Along with all of that, I find myself reflecting on the founders of America’s original colonies, as well as the three founders of Women in Localization: Anna, Eva, and …
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Stefania Russo

Global Sound Bites Today I want to introduce you Stefania Russo, the manager of our newest chapter: The Netherlands. A warm welcome to Stefania and to all the members of the Amsterdam chapter. Stefania is Global Content Manager for TNT/FedEx and she is a certified Scrum master. One of the fascinating aspects of these interviews …
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MoonJu Kim

Global Sound Bites MoonJu is the Manager of the Korean Chapter of WL and a graduate of the Middlebury Institute in Monterey. She launched the Korean Chapter just a few months ago and has already gathered enough members to organize and host her first event. Her June 29th event will focus on Technical Writing. We …
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Margarita Núñez

Global Sound Bites Margarita Núñez is our Chapter Manager in Dublin, Ireland. With a background in translation, art history, European Studies and digital marketing, she represents very well the multifaceted and versatile talent that I see in the Women in Localization group. While some women started a career in localization from a linguistics or translation …
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Jessica Rathke

Global Sound Bites For companies that want to be truly global, having their website in multiple languages is not enough. Optimizing the website for different geographies and languages is also very important, this is what we call “International SEO”. International SEO is defined as the process of optimizing a website so that search engines can identify the countries …
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Patricia Gomez

Global Sound Bites These are very exciting times for the localization industry. On the business front we are looking at several more years of growth and on the technical side we are living through an authentic paradigm shift. Even amidst the usual controversy about machines replacing human work, neural machine translation represents an incredibly exciting …
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