Meet Women in Localization Group At Localization World Conference

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Women in Localization, the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, will be speaking and supporting its membership at Localization World Silicon Valley October 9-11th inSanta Clara, CA.

On Thursday , October 10thSilvia Avary-Silveira from NetApp and Eva Klaudinyova  from VMware, Inc., both Women in Localization Board Members and Founders, will be presenting with Regina Bustamante (Guidewire) on the growing need for companies to have a formal globalization strategy in order to help them capitalize on global growth opportunities and country readiness, evangelize best practices and ensure their companies implement globalization-friendly strategies and processes.

Anna Schlegel, Chairwoman and Founder of Women in Localization, has been collaborating with the organizers of Localization World and a group of peers in the industry to develop a conference program that appeals to everyone in the globalization industry regardless of role or years of industry experience.

“As a member of the Localization World conference planning committee, I am delighted to see Women in Localization members contribute to this key globalization industry event,” states Anna Schlegel, Women in Localization Founder.  “This year’s program is particularly strong, with tracks ranging from Global Business, to Translation Automation and Global Web.”

Women in Localization will also host an informal meeting over lunch for women to network, discuss issues related to women in localization, and meet the Board members. We encourage attendees to stop by our table and find out more about Women in Localization and how we can work together to increase our participation and influence in this rapidly developing industry.  Attendees  will receive a complimentary Bead for Life bracelet, which supports economic opportunities for women in Uganda.

About Women in Localization
Women in Localization was founded in 2008 and is the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry.  Its charter is to promote professional development, networking, and continuous education among its rapidly-growing global membership. Started in the San Francisco Bay Area, Women in Localization is currently expanding its membership to include women across the globe, encouraging members to meet in local geographies. To learn more, visit or and  #WomenInL10N

Contact Info:
Allison McDougall, Stephanie Gabriel, Liesl Leary
Women in Localization PR Team


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Women in Localization invites you to a panel discussion on hands on cases where companies have successfully implemented Machine Translation.

Come and learn from the Pros!

* This event is reserved for female attendees only *

To Register:


WHEN: April 4th (6-9PM)

WHERE: Box Headquarters – 4440 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022


  • Youngmin Jeong – Sr Globalization Architecture Manager at NetApp
  • Olga Beregovaya – Vice President, Language Tools at Welocalize
  • Melissa Biggs – Sr Localization Manager at Informatica
  • Minette Norman – Sr Director, Localization Services at Autodesk
  • Alison Toon – Globalization Manager at HP


  • Mary Rosberg – Customer Success Manager at Cloudwords


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900-Member Globalization Professional Organization welcomes new Board and introduces
upcoming event

San Francisco, CA – March 06, 2013 – Women in Localization, the leading professional
organization for women in the localization industry, today announced their new Board
for 2013.

Anna N Schlegel, one of the original founders of Women in Localization, has been
appointed Chairwoman and will guide the overall mission of the organization.

Contributing in leadership roles will be Silvia Avary, co-founder of the organization, who
will focus on Membership expansion.

Eva Klaudinyova, co- founder of WIL, will concentrate on Continuing Education.

Luciana Vecchi is responsible for Mentorship programs and WL Online Presence.

Mary Rosberg and Katell Jentreau will be responsible for Events throughout
the year.

Stephanie Gabriel and Liesl Leary will spearhead Social Media.

Allison McDougall will drive Public Relations.

“Together, these women have more than 110 years’ of experience in localization and
global content strategy. Our Board represents companies on the client as well as the
agency side, and we each bring a different strength to Women in Localization,” said
Anna Schlegel, Chairwoman and Director of Globalization Strategy at NetApp. “I’m
excited to collaborate with this caliber of professional women, and together, serve the
broader membership, from the new industry professional to the most seasoned.”

The next Women in Localization meeting will take place Thursday, April 7 at
The meeting will feature an opportunity for networking and a panel discussion regarding
“Successful Machine Translation Case Studies.” More information about the meeting
can be found on our LinkedIn site (W.L. Women in Localization).

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WL Holiday Party: Celebration Around The World

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Dec 6, 2012 (Thu), 6:00pm to 9:00pm

NetApp – Sunnyvale, CA

1345 Corssman Ave, Bldg. 7

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Hi There,

Women in Localization would like to invite you to our Annual Holiday Party!

Following our tradition, this party has a theme as well.

In spirit of globalization, we would like you to share with us how holidays are celebrated around the world. Feel free to prepare a few pictures, bring something traditional for a little show-and-tell, or simply come with a story, a song, or a traditional blessing from your country.

Anybody can participate. We are hoping for a lively and fun time for all!

This event is for Women in Localization members only but feel free to invite other potential members who would like to come and meet us.

All participants will walk home with a small Christmas gift!In order to arrange the logistics correctly, it is very important that you RSVP by December 5th.

We are looking forward to meeting you and celebrating with you!

WL Board

Sponsored by SDL

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Rise of Women Leaders around the Globe – Networking

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Event Name:
Rise of Women Leaders around the Globe
Event Goal:
The “Rise of Women Leaders around the Globe” event is hosted by the Women in Localization organization, in cooperation with TechWomen, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The aim of this event is to provide a forum for women from different cultures and backgrounds to get to know each other, share lessons from their personal and professional experiences, discuss current and future market trends, brainstorm professional gaps and opportunities and ultimately, develop strong and enduring alliances and partnerships to address common challenges.

Our panelists will discuss topics such as their career paths, how their culture and language has impacted their professional lives, who they look to for inspiration, and more

The Women in Localization organization is honored to welcome the emerging women leaders from the Middle East and North Africa, participants of the 2012 TechWomen program, as well as their US-based cultural and professional mentors as guests of honor at this joint event.

Event Sponsor:
Adobe Systems & Cloudwords

About Women in Localization (WL):
WL focuses on helping women from all cultures and backgrounds to stay connected with each other to create a strong community as well as provide any additional tools and opportunities to ensure a successful career development. We aim to provide an open, collaborative and professional environment where women from around the globe can share expertise and experience crucial for their personal as well as professional advancement.


– Martha Geller, VP of Strategic Accounts,
– Courtney Westendorf, VP Marketing Digital Media, Intel
– Leslie Nakajima, Head of Global Communication, Mozilla

– Kris Bondi, and she’s the VP of Marketing, Cloudwords


September 27th – 6.30-9pm

Adobe Systems San Francisco
601 Townsend Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Contact at Adobe:
Luciana Vecchi, Product Manager Strategic Growth Markets

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Measuring Success in Global Deployment

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Measuring Success in Global Deployment
When: Jul 12, 2012 (Thu), 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: LinkedIn office in Mountain View, CA
Address: 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA building 2051 [Map]
Notes: The event will start with a panel of experts who will share their insights and best practices on the topic. Following that, we will gather in small groups to share, discuss and collaborate what we have learned. Then, a representative from each group will share their table’s learning. Before we head home, we’ll all relax with some networking.

Come ready to participate!

· Camthuy Nguyen, Globalization Manager at Cisco Webex
· Andrea DeGrazia, International Program Manager, Microsoft, Server and Cloud Division International
· Sibylle Eibl, Lead on Language Review Services, and Mark Flanagan, Director of Global Sales, at VistaTEC

For those outside the Bay Area, please join us via Webex:

Meeting Number: 496 545 671
Meeting Password: taskforce
In the US dial in 1-866-844-9418 Passcode: 6559858018 or click the link above to see international options.