Global Sound Bites

Rachel Lord

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The international exchange of goods and services has grown exponentially over the past decades despite ongoing low intensity wars, intermittent financial crisis and a major recession. The world has never been so tightly knit together in this phenomenon that we call globalization. While trade is the most visible and tangible part of globalization, all of this would not be possible without products and services that are ready for the global marketplace. Taking products and services global is what we do and our industry has an unusually high percentage of women that contribute at all levels. So we thought it was […]

Personal & Professional Wisdom

Having Fun with a Purpose – Fostering Momentum with 2,200 Women

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Author: Allison McDougall A friend of mine is a professional life coach and regularly provides me unsolicited advice about my career and my life. One piece of advice that has really resonated is “to always have something in your life where you are the ‘rookie’”. When I was appointed Chair of Women in Localization last December, it presented me the perfect opportunity to be a ‘rookie’! One quarter into this leadership role, I’m delighted to share a few of the organization’s accomplishments: The launch of 6 new Executive Committees that align with Women in Localization’s mission statement. These Committees include […]

Women that Rock

The Catalan Chapter of Women in Localization – my reflections

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Author: Maria Kania-Tasak As we are counting hours to ring in the new year, I wanted to reflect back on my year and a half tenure as a Chapter Manager of the Catalan unit of Women in Localization. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to open a Women in Localization chapter in Barcelona which gathered women (and even some men) who are passionate about localization and want to grow and develop in our exciting industry. I saw the need in our community for this organization, and I didn’t hesitate to pitch the idea of opening a new chapter […]

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How the Women in Localization Japan Chapter was launched

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  My name is Yukako Ueda and I opened the first Japan Chapter of Women in Localization in March 2015.   Today, Miyuki Mori is our new Chapter Manager since the 1st of January. We are a group of 78 members which grew from 15 in one year! Here is how it all came together…     Great Idea coming to my mind – having Lunch with Yuko! One day in May 2014, I decided to contact my ex-colleague, Yuko the best expert in Machine Translation I know. I invited her home for lunch. Why did I want to meet […]

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Webinar: The Elements of a Great Global Content Strategy

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Women in Localization is pleased to partner with GALA to present a webinar describing all the aspects involved in a proper global enterprise content strategy. Localization is just one small part! A developed global content strategy includes taxonomy management, authoring approaches, a localization plan, fully-empowered search engines and more. Presenters: Anna N. Schlegel, NetApp and Liesl Leary, SDL THURSDAY, 9 JUNE, 2016 at 8 AM PST To Register and to learn more, go to:Gala Webinar

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W.L. GALA PARTNERSHIP @ GALA 2016

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W.L. GALA PARTNERSHIP @ GALA 2016 GALA has partnered with Women in Localization to co-produce a track specifically designed for professionals working in localization management roles. Sessions will run on Monday and Tuesday. All are welcome and no separate registration is required. To learn more about this partnership, please read HERE. To register for one of our tracks please go to: Gala Annual Conference Website We are looking forward to seeing you there! Cheers, WL Board and GALA

Industry Trends & Innovation

Highlights from LocWorld29 in Santa Clara, CA

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As a 20-year localization industry veteran, I’ve been attending LocWorld conferences for several years in North America, Europe, and most recently, Asia. It’s always a whirlwind week of back-to-back meetings, networking events, and informative sessions. And, last week was no different! On behalf of Women in Localization, I’m delighted to share with you my Top 5 highlights of the week: 5. It’s so refreshing and inspiring to interact with students – the next generation of localization professionals. LocWorld29 had several students from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (which happens to be my alma mater!) and Santa Clara University […]

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Working Moms: 7 Strategies for Work/Life Success

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At the end of each summer, and as my kids head back to school, I breathe a sigh of relief. It signals the end of all day babysitters and camps, and means I can stop beating myself up about whether I was with them enough or created a respectable amount of fun. According to a Harvard study, working moms shouldn’t waste anytime feeling guilty about having a career. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Research shows that kids of working moms may fare better than those of their stay-at-home counterparts. Daughters of working moms on average will earn 23% more […]

Women that Rock

Post-panel interview with Teresa Marshall

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Post-panel interview with Teresa Marshall, Localization Director at Salesforce, Women in Localization Board Member Has your experience in working both on the vendor and customer side helped you to be more understanding or has it made you actually more demanding in your current role?. Is it an advantage for womento start their careers at an LSP before moving onto a larger organization with a localization department? I think starting on the vendor side gave me great exposure across all aspects of localization/translation production. I worked on a great variety of products and projects, from diapers, to movie websites and technical […]

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Post-panel interview with Lupe Gervás

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Post-panel interview with Lupe Gervás, Language Team Manager – Localization, Netflix How would you describe your journey from journalism to localization? Can you still express and follow your journalistic passion in your current role? I started my career as a journalist working for a newspaper and TV. I really enjoyed managing the production of the newspaper as well as the role of TV Executive Producer, and I gained a lot of experience that helped me later in my career. However, I realized that it is not easy to stand out in this business and find a niche for myself that […]