Women in Localization

Advisory Board

We are grateful to have the professional support of these industry leaders.

Anna N. Schlegel, Co-Founder - Content Strategy Advisory Board | Women in Localization

Anna N. Schlegel

Co-founder, Strategy

ANNA N. SCHLEGEL is VP, International Product, Global Infrastructure, Platform Flexibility, Customer Education, Training, Technical Documentation, Markets, and Globalization at Procore Technologies. Anna has been an executive at companies like VMware, Cisco, and NetApp. She was also CEO & GM of two globalization agencies. Her work can be seen at trulyglobalbusiness.com. Anna is the co-founder of Women in Localization (W.L.). In 2018 Anna was named Silicon Valley Woman of Influence. In 2020, she was awarded “Top Woman in Technology” by Analytics Insight, and in 2021 “Top Businesswoman” by CIO Look. She currently serves as Chair of 3 Private Boards. Anna frequently delivers lectures, and keynotes at universities, companies, and nonprofits all over the world.

Fabiano Cid, Media Channel Advisory Board | Women in Localization

Fabiano Cid

Media Channel

FABIANO CID is an executive with 25 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. Fabiano recently moved
to Montreal and is still adjusting to the weather but excited with what’s to come.

Allison McDougall - Volunteer Recognition Advisory Board | Women in Localization

Allison McDougall

Volunteer Recognition

ALLISON MCDOUGALL has been involved in Women in Localization for 10 years, having previously served as Global President, where she helped shape the organization for growth and non-profit legal status. She has also held a number of Board roles, including Public Relations and Sponsorships. Passionate about mentorship, gender equality, employee recognition, and continuous learning, Allison is excited to serve as an Advisor to the Board, focused on recognizing and celebrating the 100+ volunteers around the world who dedicate time and energy to Women in Localization’s ongoing growth and impact. Allison brings 25 years of client relationship management in the localization industry, where she has led teams in North America, Europe and Asia to deliver some of the industry’s most complex global content programs.

Duaine Pryor, Strategy Advisory Board| Women in Localization

Duaine Pryor


Duaine Pryor, PhD is Chief Technologist in the EDA industry. 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.

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