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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Post-panel interview with Mimi Hills, Software Localization Director @ VMWare When and how did you start being involved in localization and internationalization initiatives? Was it your planned career move or did it happen naturally? I would say that my career evolved towards localization. This evolution was triggered at Sun Microsystems when I worked on internationalization as Engineering Program Manager with the Java technology team. I learned about various aspects of localization and internalization and gained an understanding of localization processes. At that time I realized how fascinating this area is and how important it is in software development and for […]
Post-panel interview with Anna Schlegel, Globalization DIRECTOR @NetApp , Women in Localization Co-Founder, and Executive Board Member. Hi Anna, most of your studies were related to language and linguistics field. However, when we leave academia and enter the business world, we frequently discover that there are many other skills and competences necessary to succeed. Tell us about the skills you feel are most important and any advice you want to give to women that are just starting their careers in large organizations? Can they be successful without a degree in business? When I left academia I was 23, I had held […]
Women in Localization is planning an upcoming “Hot New Tools” event to take place June 25 in Silicon Valley and we invite you to join us! Come and learn from the pros the latest “Hot New Tools” in Globalization and stay for casual networking prior to and following the panel – with wine and hors d’oeuvres! Be sure to register HERE Thank you Intuit for hosting our event. See you there!
Please join Women in Localization for an inspiring discussion with a senior-level executive followed by fun industry networking sponsored by Eleks, on April 3 at 6 pm at LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View! RSVP BY MARCH 30! Paula Barbary Shannon, Chief Sales Officer at Lionbridge, will present a thought-provoking message entitled “Language at the core: Megatrends in Globalization”. The discussion will cover Paula’s experience as an executive in the localization industry, the mega shift of Language as “an end” to a world with Language as “a means”, and a motivational call to action for the audience to pursue their own professional “evolution”. Prior to joining Lionbridge in 1999, Paula was […]