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Virginia Minhondo

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Virginia is our newest Chapter Manager, she has just launched the Argentinian chapter last month. Reading about her and her entrepreneurial spirit is inspiring. Every time I read about a woman who has accomplished a lot and still managed to have a family, to be a mom and enjoy both her professional and personal life, I feel we are one step closer because we have one more role model. How exactly does Virginia manage to be the COO of her company, manage the household and two kids, play tennis, do an MBA and be our chapter manager? And all of […]

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Michele Carlson

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I think that one day  someone will probe deep into the phenomenon that we call globalization. He or she will be stunned by its reach, its pervasiveness and its sophistication, and will want to understand how all this could be accomplished in a few decades. What will be uncovered will become a movie similar to Hidden Figures, where the work of countless women in localization will be showcased. They will portray women who have devoted their careers to making sure products reach even the most remote areas in the world, and they do so with all the linguistic and cultural […]

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Cecilia Maldonado

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For our series showcasing our Chapter and Geo Managers, here comes Ceci Maldonado. Ceci is the Women in Localization Geo-Manager for the Americas and she supports all the Chapter managers and members located in North and South America. She has tirelessly worked to launch companies and build organizations and events in support of our industry in Latin America for 18 years. Her story is inspiring and we can truly say that the translation and localization industry in Latin America would not be the same without Ceci. About Ceci With a degree in translation from the National University of Cordoba, my […]

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Stefania Russo

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Today I want to introduce you Stefania Russo, the manager of our newest chapter: The Netherlands. A warm welcome to Stefania and to all the members of the Amsterdam chapter. Stefania is Global Content Manager for TNT/FedEx and she is a certified Scrum master. One of the fascinating aspects of these interviews with the chapter managers is the fact that I get a close look at their career choices and how they manage career change. There are plenty of valuable lessons that apply to general career building and to our industry in particular. For example look at how Stefania managed […]

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MoonJu Kim

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MoonJu is the Manager of the Korean Chapter of WL and a graduate of the Middlebury Institute in Monterey. She launched the Korean Chapter just a few months ago and has already gathered enough members to organize and host her first event. Her June 29th event will focus on Technical Writing. We all know how challenging technical writing can be and how crucial it is to have a great source manual, IFUs that we can localize in all languages. What are the skills of a great technical writer and how can one become a great technical writer? Find out at […]

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Margarita Núñez

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Margarita Núñez is our Chapter Manager in Dublin, Ireland. With a background in translation, art history, European Studies and digital marketing, she represents very well the multifaceted and versatile talent that I see in the Women in Localization group. While some women started a career in localization from a linguistics or translation background, many have studied very different disciplines. Some end up in localization because foreign languages are valuable assets and allow women who live abroad to reinvent themselves through their native language. I have experienced first hand how the variety of background contributes to creativity and firmly believe this is […]

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Jessica Rathke

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For companies that want to be truly global, having their website in multiple languages is not enough. Optimizing the website for different geographies and languages is also very important, this is what we call “International SEO”. International SEO is defined as the process of optimizing a website so that search engines can identify the countries you are targeting. It also allows for ranking of your site for a specific country based on keywords in different languages. Jessica Rathke, Chapter Manager of Women in Localization UK, and a veteran of the localization industry, is organizing an event at Expedia in London focused on International SEO. The event will […]

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Patricia Gomez

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These are very exciting times for the localization industry. On the business front we are looking at several more years of growth and on the technical side we are living through an authentic paradigm shift. Even amidst the usual controversy about machines replacing human work, neural machine translation represents an incredibly exciting and novel approach to machine translation. It is fairly recent but has already grabbed the spotlight in the translation and localization industry. We are very excited to bring you this conversation with another amazing Chapter manager for the Catalan Chapter of Women in Localization, Patricia Gomez. Patricia is […]

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Rachel Lord

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The international exchange of goods and services has grown exponentially over the past decades despite ongoing low intensity wars, intermittent financial crisis and a major recession. The world has never been so tightly knit together in this phenomenon that we call globalization. While trade is the most visible and tangible part of globalization, all of this would not be possible without products and services that are ready for the global marketplace. Taking products and services global is what we do and our industry has an unusually high percentage of women that contribute at all levels. So we thought it was […]