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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 […]