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Thinking Outside the Box

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Hanna Kanabiajeuskaja is the Product Manager – Localization at Box. Hanna is a member Women in Localization and has been a presenter for Women in Localization’s Silicon Valley chapter events.  She will be a presenter at next week’s LocWorld35 in Silicon Valley. Her conference program, “Global by Design,” will be held on November 2nd, 1:30-2:15pm and will be hosted by Donna Parrish, Publisher MultiLingual and co-organizer of LocWorld. “Global Product is a bit of data and a lot of empathy” Tell me about your background and what brought you to Box? I grew up in Belarus in the 90s, when […]

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Liesl Leary

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Liesl Leary is the Board Member of Women in Localization (#womeninl10n) and now responsible for rebranding the organization. In the meantime, she is also a mother who has 4 children. Today, Liesl shares with us her passion about localization and magic to maintain work/life balance. Could you please introduce yourself? Sure! My name is Liesl Leary. I am the head of Global Content Marketing for SDL, including managing all creative teams at SDL, market research and video teams for SDL. What is your role in Women in Localization (W.L.)? I have been on the board for 4 years in Women in […]

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Appreciating our Founders and 2017 Mid-Year Progress

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It’s the afternoon of July 4th – Independence Day in the United States – and many of you are enjoying bar-be-ques, special family time, and fireworks.  Along with all of that, I find myself reflecting on the founders of America’s original colonies, as well as the three founders of Women in Localization: Anna, Eva, and Silvia. What began as a small, professional get-together for women in the localization industry in 2008, has now blossomed into a global organization with 11 Chapters and 3,000 members worldwide.  While our progress has been steady and strategic, we still have a long way to […]

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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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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 […]

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Post-panel interview with Mimi Hills

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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 […]

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Post-panel interview with Anna Schlegel

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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 […]