We are grateful to have the professional support of these industry leaders.
ANNA N. SCHLEGEL is Vice President of the Global Portfolio-to-Market Lifecycle at NetApp, where she leads content, engineering and globalization teams. Anna has led digital, content, engineering and globalization teams for over twenty-five years at companies across the Silicon Valley. Her work has been published on Forbes, Fortune, and many other research industry forums. She is the recipient of the 2017 Women Worth Watching in STEM award and was named Business Journal’s Woman of the Year in 2018. She frequently delivers lectures, webinars, and keynotes at universities, corporations, and other international organizations. You can follow her @annapapallona on Twitter, or visit her site: www.trulyglobalbusiness.com to find out where she is speaking next and request her consulting services.
FABIANO CID is a Brazil-based executive with over 20 years of experience in the localization industry. He is the COO of OXO Innovation, a company that merged with Ccaps Translation and Localization, of which he was the founder and managing director. As an ambassador for the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), Fabiano kicked off the Gender Equality in the Language Services Industry project. He has also served as GALA’s chairperson of the board and was the co-creator of Think Latin America, an event series designed to educate investors about Latin America as a business region.
MIMI HILLS is Director, Global Information Experience at VMware, Inc., where she leads the localization and technical publications teams. With a background in software project and engineering management, she has a special interest in tools and technology–and finding the right solution for the problem to be solved. She’s active in the localization industry and is a passionate advocate for non-English speaking users. Mimi is a founding co-lead of the Women@VMware Power of Difference Community and a long-time mentor and supporter with TechWomen.
ALLISON MCDOUGALL brings 22 years of strategic business development and client relationship management experience in the localization industry. Over the course of her career, she has created and transformed teams in North America, Europe and Asia to deliver double-digit revenue growth. In January 2019, she was appointed to lead worldwide sales at Amplexor, a Top 10 LSP headquartered in Luxembourg. She also served as President of Women in Localization in 2017, establishing a strong foundation for future expansion. Prior to that, she served as a Professional Advisor and led Women in Localization Public Relations initiatives. Passionate about mentorship in the workplace, gender equality, intentional employee recognition, and continuous learning, Allison is excited to re-join the Board, focusing on a solid membership technology infrastructure and programs for our worldwide members.
Duaine Pryor, PhD is Chief Technologist at Mentor, A Siemens Business. Duaine received his PhD in Math from UC Berkeley in California. Dr. Pryor is a founding member of the US2020 initiative STEMentors in the Silicon Valley, as well as Founding member of the Women in Localization Advisory Board. His focus on the Women in Localization Board has been to re-envision the Board’s strategy and organization for execution considering the need to lead initiatives via globally dispersed teams. This has enlarged the pool of women leaders supporting the organization and propelled W.L, into its current organization. Dr. Pryor lives with his family in California and is an avid sailor.
Olga Beregovaya has over 20 years of experience in localization, translation and language technology, with a particular focus on machine translation and machine learning technology development and deployment. She is currently driving the AI Innovation strategy at Welocalize, one of the top 5 localization companies in the world. Olga is very active in the industry; she is a frequent presenter at Localization World, TAUS, GALA and AMTA conferences and is a former president of AMTA. Olga has also presented as a guest speaker and panelist at several Women in Localization events.