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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 […]

Global Sound Bites

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 […]

Personal & Professional Wisdom

Having Fun with a Purpose – Fostering Momentum with 2,200 Women

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Author: Allison McDougall A friend of mine is a professional life coach and regularly provides me unsolicited advice about my career and my life. One piece of advice that has really resonated is “to always have something in your life where you are the ‘rookie’”. When I was appointed Chair of Women in Localization last December, it presented me the perfect opportunity to be a ‘rookie’! One quarter into this leadership role, I’m delighted to share a few of the organization’s accomplishments: The launch of 6 new Executive Committees that align with Women in Localization’s mission statement. These Committees include […]

Women that Rock

The Catalan Chapter of Women in Localization – my reflections

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Author: Maria Kania-Tasak As we are counting hours to ring in the new year, I wanted to reflect back on my year and a half tenure as a Chapter Manager of the Catalan unit of Women in Localization. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to open a Women in Localization chapter in Barcelona which gathered women (and even some men) who are passionate about localization and want to grow and develop in our exciting industry. I saw the need in our community for this organization, and I didn’t hesitate to pitch the idea of opening a new chapter […]

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How the Women in Localization Japan Chapter was launched

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  My name is Yukako Ueda and I opened the first Japan Chapter of Women in Localization in March 2015.   Today, Miyuki Mori is our new Chapter Manager since the 1st of January. We are a group of 78 members which grew from 15 in one year! Here is how it all came together…     Great Idea coming to my mind – having Lunch with Yuko! One day in May 2014, I decided to contact my ex-colleague, Yuko the best expert in Machine Translation I know. I invited her home for lunch. Why did I want to meet […]

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Webinar: The Elements of a Great Global Content Strategy

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Women in Localization is pleased to partner with GALA to present a webinar describing all the aspects involved in a proper global enterprise content strategy. Localization is just one small part! A developed global content strategy includes taxonomy management, authoring approaches, a localization plan, fully-empowered search engines and more. Presenters: Anna N. Schlegel, NetApp and Liesl Leary, SDL THURSDAY, 9 JUNE, 2016 at 8 AM PST To Register and to learn more, go to:Gala Webinar

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W.L. GALA PARTNERSHIP @ GALA 2016

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W.L. GALA PARTNERSHIP @ GALA 2016 GALA has partnered with Women in Localization to co-produce a track specifically designed for professionals working in localization management roles. Sessions will run on Monday and Tuesday. All are welcome and no separate registration is required. To learn more about this partnership, please read HERE. To register for one of our tracks please go to: Gala Annual Conference Website We are looking forward to seeing you there! Cheers, WL Board and GALA