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Miyuki Mori

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This impressive group of Women in Localization met at LocWorld Tokyo earlier this month. Miyuki Mori, the APAC Geo-Manager for Women in Localization, helped coordinate the group’s activities and supported and contributed to the organization of LocWorld. In the interview she tells us about herself, about her new role and about LocWord and localization in the crucial Asian markets. Well done Miyuki, you did an amazing job!   1. What is your name and what do you do? My name is Miyuki Mori.  I am a freelance marketing and business consultant in the localization industry in Japan. 2.What is your […]

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An Interview with Erica Haims Executive Director of W.L. Marketing Committee

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Years ago, at the San Francisco Localization Unconference, I met a cheerful, bright woman who told me that everybody seemed to be talking about localization in a way that did not resonate with her line of work. And yet she was working in localization! That was my first meeting with Erica Haims and we have been friends ever since. Erica Haims is an expert in marketing globalization and participates in many panels and discussions on the engineering and systems world, too. She is, a globalization pro.  Marketing Localization continues to be very present within digital transformation efforts, where data is […]

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Anna Pietruszka

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The Polish Chapter of Women in Localization just opened last month. The timing could not be better, since Poland is becoming a very important hub for the localization industry in Europe. Anna Pietruszka is the Chapter Manager for WL Poland and she tells us something about herself, something about our industry in Poland and what she is planning for the newly minted chapter. She is a very impressive professional who has kept nourishing younger women because she values education and mentorship and knows what a difference they can make at the onset of someone’s career. We need more women like […]

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Maria Kania-Tasak

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As the year draws to a close, I cannot but look back in pride and astonishment about what Women in Localization has achieved this year. We have reached 12 chapters around the world and we have several more lined up for the next quarters. All of this would not be possible without the passion and devotion of women like Maria, who has been reaching out, mentoring, supporting, coordinating our members in the EMEA region. A successful Chapter founder herself, she has been a crucial player in the global expansion of our organization. Maria is also Account Director at Translations.com and […]

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Virginia Minhondo

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Virginia is our newest Chapter Manager, she has just launched the Argentinian chapter last month. Reading about her and her entrepreneurial spirit is inspiring. Every time I read about a woman who has accomplished a lot and still managed to have a family, to be a mom and enjoy both her professional and personal life, I feel we are one step closer because we have one more role model. How exactly does Virginia manage to be the COO of her company, manage the household and two kids, play tennis, do an MBA and be our chapter manager? And all of […]

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Michele Carlson

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I think that one day  someone will probe deep into the phenomenon that we call globalization. He or she will be stunned by its reach, its pervasiveness and its sophistication, and will want to understand how all this could be accomplished in a few decades. What will be uncovered will become a movie similar to Hidden Figures, where the work of countless women in localization will be showcased. They will portray women who have devoted their careers to making sure products reach even the most remote areas in the world, and they do so with all the linguistic and cultural […]

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Cecilia Maldonado

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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 of our industry in Latin America for 18 years. Her story is inspiring and we can truly say that the translation and localization industry in Latin America would not be the same without Ceci. About Ceci With a degree in translation from the National University of Cordoba, my […]

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Stefania Russo

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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 with the chapter managers is the fact that I get a close look at their career choices and how they manage career change. There are plenty of valuable lessons that apply to general career building and to our industry in particular. For example look at how Stefania managed […]

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MoonJu Kim

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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 all know how challenging technical writing can be and how crucial it is to have a great source manual, IFUs that we can localize in all languages. What are the skills of a great technical writer and how can one become a great technical writer? Find out at […]

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Margarita Núñez

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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 background, many have studied very different disciplines. Some end up in localization because foreign languages are valuable assets and allow women who live abroad to reinvent themselves through their native language. I have experienced first hand how the variety of background contributes to creativity and firmly believe this is […]