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 for EMEA, Maria Kania from Translations.com will be presenting three sessions at this event. “I’ve been asked to co-present at an all day long pre-conference session Hacking the Localization Thinking into Startups alongside Daniel Goldschmidt from LocWorld and Oleksandr Pysaryuk from Achievers. We will focus on providing localization strategy advice to any smaller or bigger, fast-growing startups in order to help them enter or plan to expand further into new local markets,” she said.
“I will also have the privilege to speak with Miguel Sepulveda from King.com on a topic that we are both very passionate about CQ – Cultural Intelligence. We will talk about how in our localization industry especially high CQ is of utmost importance to effectively manage international teams, interact with multicultural client stakeholders and work efficiently as global LSPs. We will share some exciting research and personal stories.”
W.L.’s new Poland chapter will be at the event. Anna Pietruszka is the Chapter manager and she is also a Board member at Summa Linguae. She will be presenting on Is a Merger Right for Me? “At least 20 Women who belong to our chapter will be present at the conference and we are planning a networking breakfast for W.L. members,” she said.
Another notable W.L. Member via Barcelona Spain, Yuka Ghesquière Nakasone, Globalization and Localization Director at Beabloo will be one of the hosts of the Process Innovation Challenge (PIC). She spoke to W.L. about what to expect at the event.
“I am participating in creating and delivering the Process Innovation Challenge (PIC) at all three editions of LocWorld this year as one of the advisory board members (a.k.a. Process Dragons). PIC is a fun way to showcase and share new ideas, Columbus’ eggs and out-of-the-box thinking in our industry in a fast-paced contest format over two days. If you love languages and technology, I am pretty sure you will love this session,” she said.
“We’ve just finished reviewing the submissions. Some entries are really intriguing, so I am looking forward to seeing the presentations and asking questions. Also, I am looking forward to meeting like-minded innovators in our industry!”
“We launched the call for papers for PIC Warsaw through Women in Localization as well. This may be the reason why we had some great entries from women localizers this time. I think this event can help encourage female innovators to show up and share their ideas for the industry. I would love to see a woman winning a PIC in the future. So, if you have any innovations, a unique way of solving old problems or a way to tackle new challenges, please let us know.”
Other notable members who will be participating in the event: Annette Lawlor, Teresa Marshall, Janette Stewart, Diana Ballard, Olga Beregovaya, Margaret Ann Dowling, Inger Larsen, and Valeria Nanni.
This is promising to be another great event for W.L. members. We look forward to meeting you in Warsaw and seeing you at our next stop at LocWorld38 in Seattle this autumn.
For more information on LocWorld37, please visit: https://locworld.com/