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Member Spotlight: Valeria Barbero

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Business Director and Program Manager at Mother Tongue Program Director of WL Membership Committee Tell us a bit about yourself and your role as Business Director and Program Manager at Mother Tongue. I grew up in Piemonte, Italy. My hometown is at the border with France up on the Alps, so French has always been my second language. Later on I studied English and spent summers in London learning the language and doing small jobs to prolong my stay. I always had a global mindset and could not wait to leave the small town where I grew up. When it […]

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Booking.com Shares Localization Expertise with Women in Localization Korea Members

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Women in Localization’s Korea Chapter hosted a talk and networking event on Thursday, November 7th at Booking.com’s office in Seoul. Titled “Content Agency Introduction: Localization in a global e-commerce company, opportunities and challenges”, the presentation offered meaningful insights on Booking.com’s challenges, solutions and workflow. Attendees were kind enough to share a photo blog of the event with the rest of our Women in Localization community – thank you! A big thank you also goes out to Booking.com for hosting the event!  Group introductions Sharing insights during presentations Women in Localization members at Booking.com’s office Women in Localization members at Booking.com’s office (with Deborah […]

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Women in Localization India Chapter (WLIN): The First Event and Beyond

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The fact that localization professionals in India were missing a common platform to connect on was evident by the enthusiasm with which the first event of the Women in Localization India Chapter was received. Exceeding all expectations, the event became the biggest first event for any chapter in the history of Women in Localization, in terms of the number of participants. Started in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2008, Women in Localization (W.L.) is the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry with thousands of members globally. The India Chapter was founded in June 2019 and is […]

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Women in Localization Beijing Chapter Holds Leadership Event

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Recently, a survey of Fortune 500 companies showed that companies with a higher percentage of women managers have better financial performance than companies with a lower percentage. This also holds true for industries such as technology and the Internet. On December 6th, 2018 Women in Localization Beijing Chapter held their third salon event in the headquarters of Beyondsoft. Three female managers were invited to this event, giving talks on the topics of localization, language service, and career leadership. Although it was freezing cold outside of the room, participants showed great enthusiasm for this sharing. The first speaker was Mimi Hills, […]

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Demystifying Global E-commerce

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On October 4th 2018 Capita Translation and Interpreting (Capita TI) kindly sponsored and hosted our W.L. UK Quarter Three event in their beautiful new offices in central London. The topic was global e-commerce, from the viewpoint of our three fabulous guest speakers, presented in a relaxed and informal environment where we could meet fellow women (and men) in the localization industry. Here’s how the evening unfolded. As with previous Women in Localization events, we kicked off with some drinks and nibbles and a chance to network and mingle. After introducing our sponsor and learning about Capita TI’s extensive range of […]

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WLChina – Beijing Chapter – September Salon Event

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On September 14th, 2018, Women in Localization Beijing Chapter hosted a salon to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Women in Localization (W.L.). Many enterprises like Pactera, Beyondsoft, RWS, VMware, Canon, Didi, Glodom were invited to attend this event. Also professors and students from Peking University, University of International Business and Economics, Renmin University of China, Beijing Language and Culture University showed their presence as well. At 2:40pm, Ellen Ma, leader of the Women in Localization Beijing Chapter, kicked off this event. Ellen first warmly welcomed the guests from both businesses and universities. Then she gave a brief introduction to […]

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Miyuki Mori

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This impressive group of Women in Localization met at LocWorld Tokyo earlier this month. Miyuki Mori, the APAC Geo-Manager for Women in Localization, helped coordinate the group’s activities and supported and contributed to the organization of LocWorld. In the interview she tells us about herself, about her new role and about LocWord and localization in the crucial Asian markets. Well done Miyuki, you did an amazing job!   1. What is your name and what do you do? My name is Miyuki Mori.  I am a freelance marketing and business consultant in the localization industry in Japan. 2.What is your […]

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An Interview with Erica Haims Executive Director of W.L. Marketing Committee

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Years ago, at the San Francisco Localization Unconference, I met a cheerful, bright woman who told me that everybody seemed to be talking about localization in a way that did not resonate with her line of work. And yet she was working in localization! That was my first meeting with Erica Haims and we have been friends ever since. Erica Haims is an expert in marketing globalization and participates in many panels and discussions on the engineering and systems world, too. She is, a globalization pro.  Marketing Localization continues to be very present within digital transformation efforts, where data is […]

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Anna Pietruszka

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The Polish Chapter of Women in Localization just opened last month. The timing could not be better, since Poland is becoming a very important hub for the localization industry in Europe. Anna Pietruszka is the Chapter Manager for WL Poland and she tells us something about herself, something about our industry in Poland and what she is planning for the newly minted chapter. She is a very impressive professional who has kept nourishing younger women because she values education and mentorship and knows what a difference they can make at the onset of someone’s career. We need more women like […]

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Maria Kania-Tasak

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As the year draws to a close, I cannot but look back in pride and astonishment about what Women in Localization has achieved this year. We have reached 12 chapters around the world and we have several more lined up for the next quarters. All of this would not be possible without the passion and devotion of women like Maria, who has been reaching out, mentoring, supporting, coordinating our members in the EMEA region. A successful Chapter founder herself, she has been a crucial player in the global expansion of our organization. Maria is also Account Director at Translations.com and […]