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Women in Localization Announce New Singapore Chapter

W.L. Singapore Chapter Launch Announcement

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, USA, April 30, 2018 / Women in Localization(W.L.), the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, is delighted to announce the launch of their newest Chapter in Singapore. This will also be W.L.’s 16th Chapter. This is a well-known global trade region and key for W.L.’s expansion in APAC.

The Singapore chapter will be led by Indre Bates who is the Vendor Manager for Autodesk. Indre was inspired to develop a network for localization professionals in the country when she found out that this can be achieved with the support of Women in Localization’s well-established global process.

Indre states, “Finding a circle of like-minded professionals from the localization industry is something that I’ve been passionate about since beginning my career in localization. After researching, I realized that no forums of this nature existed in Singapore. Singapore may be small; however, it is recognized as a major hub for multinational companies operating in APAC and has a highly active start-up scene in South-East Asia. With this comes opportunities for people involved in localization. Upon first coming to understand Women in Localization, I immediately felt that we needed something similar in Singapore that could provide suitable opportunities for support, inspiration, and networking. I am so grateful and excited for the opportunity to bring this amazing group to the Little Red Dot known as Singapore.”

W.L.’s APAC Geo Manager, Miyuki Mori adds, “I am delighted to have our next chapter be Singapore, hub of Asia. Business in Asia is continuously growing, and so is the localization industry by de facto. To keep up with this trend, we have presence in Beijing, Shanghai, Korea, Japan, and now Singapore. I am sure that the Women in Localization Singapore will add knowledge, and networking opportunities to the localization industry overall. Congratulations to Indre and the chapter team!”

Michele Smith, W.L. Board Member leading the Global Expansion and Chapter Committee comments on the expansion efforts: “Our roadmap expands systematically with an incredible and proven framework and strength, supported by talented, local leaders. We look forward to our continued expansion roadmap as Women in Localization is in high demand around the globe, and our formula is a powerful catalyst to create leaders and forums in our field.”

The Singapore chapter’s inaugural event is expected to be held on May 24, 2018 in Singapore. For info on the event: Click Here. 

About Women in Localization
Women in Localization (W.L.) was founded in 2008 by Silvia Avary-Silveira, Eva Klaudinyova and Anna N. Schlegel, and is the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry with over 4,000 members globally. Its mission is to foster a global community for the advancement of women and the localization industry. It aims to provide an open, collaborative forum where women can share expertise and experience and help each other move forward in their careers. Started in the San Francisco Bay Area, W.L. has expanded its membership to include women across the globe, encouraging members to meet in other local geographies.

To learn more, visit www.womeninlocalization.com or www.linkedin.com/groups/911827/profile. You can also follow W.L. on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact:
Liesl Leary
Women in Localization
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