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Localization at Mayo Clinic Means Putting the Patient’s Needs First

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If you are a Fortune 500 company, your reasons for investing in localization often include expanding and growing your global sales. But if you are Mayo Clinic, the #1 ranked hospital in the United States according to U.S. News & World Report, your primary objective for localization is to ensure the needs of the patient come first. Gianna Martella, Senior Editor for the Global Business Solutions Unit at Mayo Clinic, said Mayo Clinic fulfills this goal by providing accurate and actionable health information for patients. With its full website in English, Spanish and Arabic, and microsites in Simplified Chinese and Portuguese, […]

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Celebrating International Translation Day 2018

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Author: Myra Goldie Correction notice: This article was originally published with an error, referring to Blessing Uzuegbu as a single mother. This Sunday, September 30th marked International Translation Day, an annual celebration that acts as an opportunity to pay tribute to the life and work of translators and interpreters who aspire to make the world a slightly smaller place by breaking down language barriers. The day is celebrated with a series of dedicated events, seminars, and symposiums across the world. Four women shared their experiences building careers in the translation industry, and while their job titles, experience, stories, and backgrounds differ […]

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Women in Localization: 10 Year Anniversary – Keeping It Fresh

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Keeping it fresh! What keeps you in the localization industry? Co-author: Mimi Moore, Vikki Carter On its tenth anniversary, we asked a few Board members of Women in Localization (Anna Schlegel, President and Co-Founder, Silvia Avary-Silveira, CFO and Co-Founder, and Sonia Oliveira, Director, Executive Partnerships) to enlighten us on their experiences and thoughts for the future, looking forward to the next ten years of this wonderful organization. Mimi Moore and Vikki Carter are both members of the Women in Localization (W.L.) content team. They found themselves in the somewhat unusual position of being on opposite sides of the world, with […]

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LocWorld37 Warsaw

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Women in Localization @LocWorld37 Warsaw Women in Localization (W.L.) is looking forward to LocWorld37 June 6-8, 2018 in Warsaw, Poland. LocWorld is a great venue to not only connect with Localization Professionals but also connect with Women in Localization members from all over the world. Here is what we can look forward to at this upcoming conference. Connecting with W.L. at LocWorld37 is easy. We will have a booth at the event where you can learn about our organization. You can also have lunch with fellow members at dedicated tables every day during the conference. Our very own Geo Manager […]

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Going to LocWorld36? Join us for “Let’s Talk Japanese Again”

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  If it’s Japan, it’s covering pressing issues in the Japanese language. At LocWorld36 in Tokyo, April 3rd-5th, Women in Localization will be well represented at the Let’s Talk About Japanese Again in Japan session. Four prominent members of Women in Localization Japan Chapter will raise, debate, clarify and illuminate key issues in the Japanese language localization process. For the seasoned Japanese localizer, the hands-on project manager, the business developer or the linguistically curious, the four panelists will talk about handling a localization project from A to Z in one of the most challenging languages to manage. The session includes […]

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Join Women in Localization at LocWorld36 in Tokyo

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By Sarah Pokorna “Digital Transformation” is something you’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming months. It’s changing the way we’re working, and it’s beginning to define how we do things in the localization industry, too. From AI to big data, the localization industry is being challenged, but like all challenges, we can use them to our advantage. And LocWorld36 in Tokyo is going to be teaching us to do just that! We’re really excited to be attending from 3-5th April 2018. While we can’t wait to learn more about digital transformation from the 50+ industry experts […]

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GALA 2018 Boston

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Get ready for the must-attend event of the translation and localization industry Author: Susanna Fiorini We are thrilled to announce that Women in Localization is participating in the 10th annual The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) conference in Boston (March 13-16, 2018). Every year, GALA’s Language of Business conference provides localization professionals with an fantastic opportunity to discuss emerging trends, best practices, and challenges in the language industry. With its innovation-oriented focus, the conference is the right place to exchange strategic information on the translation and localization business in the high-tech, digital world. The highly-qualified speakers and renowned exhibitors make this […]

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Michele Carlson and Diana Ballard talk LocWorld35

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Marketing committee content contributor, Anagha Patil speaks to two W.L. members about #LocWorld35 – Michele Carlson and Diana Ballard. Michele Carlson is the Chapter Manager for Women in Localization’s Silicon Valley chapter. She is the Senior Localization Manager at Survey Monkey. Michele will host a session titled, “Translation is Dead” as part of the Core Competencies track with presenters Aido Bermudez from Lookout and Káre Lindahl from Venga Global. Michele says, “(I am) so excited to attend LocWorld Silicon Valley this year. The program line-up is outstanding with speakers engaging in hot topics across the industry. Can’t wait to see […]

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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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Women in Localization @LocWorld35

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Are you attending LocWorld35 in Silicon Valley this year? There are so many reasons to attend, especially if you are a member of Women in Localization. This will be a great place to meet fellow members from all over the world. Allison McDougall, Chair of Women in Localization says, “Women in Localization is delighted to partner with LocWorld, and to contribute our collective thought leadership to this important industry conference.  As always, I’m impressed with the diversity of our members’ conference sessions: from gender equality, to process automation and machine learning, to program management and budgeting.  During the conference, please […]