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Selling Localization Services into the Life Sciences Market

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As a Business Development Manager in the Localization industry, what do you need to know and how do you approach the task of selling your company’s services into the broad field of life sciences? At first glance, particularly for a new recruit to the industry or to the field of sales, the paths to take to achieve some level of success could seem at best daunting and challenging, at worst complicated and difficult to know where to start. With almost twenty years in the localization industry, the last ten of which focusing on the life sciences market, I do remember […]

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Diversity in Localization: Entertainment Localization

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  Loy Searle is a Board Member and VP of Women in Localization and has worked in the localization industry for 20+ years. Loy has led content and globalization teams at JD Edwards, Mincom, Google, and Intuit. Most recently, Loy served as VP of Localization Operations at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group in Burbank, California. I connected with Loy to talk about her recent experience in entertainment localization, to learn more about this part of the industry, and to see how it’s different from technical or traditional localization. What attracted you to moving to Los Angeles and working at Deluxe? I’m […]

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Join W.L. in Thanking our Chair, Allison McDougall

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Women in Localization (W.L.) is pleased to announce that 2017 Chair, Allison McDougall, will be joining the advisory board for 2018. We are thrilled to have Allison’s continued mentorship, insight, and support as we continue to grow and flourish as an organization. During this past year, Allison has led the W.L. Board implementation of our newly established Executive Committees. She has been instrumental in propelling W.L. into new partnerships, opening 4 new Chapters (including our first chapter in South America), and launching the new brand. Please join us in thanking Allison for an amazing year and her incredible leadership in […]

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Women, or Warriors!, in Localization

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Q3 Chair Update Fall is spectacular in Colorado, and I love this season of reflection and transition.  Spending time in nature the past few weeks has provided me time to reflect on Women in Localization.  Over the past quarter, our Board has experienced a marriage proposal, strategic job and career changes, a Board member resignation, ongoing illness, a new home purchase, and jury duty. Knowing that each of our members experience similar situations, somehow we persist with our W.L. mission.  We persist through various transitions, continuing to make a difference when and where we can.  Perhaps we should change our […]

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Why Hire Language Service Providers or Localization Services?

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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 without saying, a lack of or improper communication leads to doubts and mistrust in a society. A case in point, the spy thriller Homeland that went awfully wrong for all the wrong reasons. In the fifth season’s second episode, Clare Danes (or Carrie Matheson – […]

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]