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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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Women, or Warriors!, in Localization

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Q3 Chair Update Fall is spectacular in Colorado, and I love this season of reflection and transition.  Spending time in nature the past few weeks has provided me time to reflect on Women in Localization.  Over the past quarter, our Board has experienced a marriage proposal, strategic job and career changes, a Board member resignation, ongoing illness, a new home purchase, and jury duty. Knowing that each of our members experience similar situations, somehow we persist with our W.L. mission.  We persist through various transitions, continuing to make a difference when and where we can.  Perhaps we should change our […]

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WORKSHOP: Manage Better Projects in 30 Days | September 14 | Washington DC, US

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Attention W.L. members, Andrew Lawless from Lawless Guides is offering an exclusive discount for W.L to attend this workshop. If you are always beating deadlines, killing fires, and fixing bad work – mostly from others, this class is for you! This workshop is designed to inspire and guide you to strengthen your customer relationships and increase client satisfaction by: Utilizing your unique project management strengths Engaging your clients to fully work with you Building trust with your clients and prospects Managing up and across the client organizations Clarifying your commitments for which you provide the most value You will learn […]

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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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Don’t Google That: CSA Research Finds that Women Excel in Localization Positions

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It was the memo heard around the world, the one that led Google’s CEO to cut short his vacation to deal with a firestorm of criticism, and the one that reignited the perennial and fiery debate about sexism, women’s role in the tech industry, and political correctness. Lost in the discussion (and most media coverage) is a focus on the facts about men and women. Common Sense Advisory’s (CSA Research) recent survey on gender and family in the language services industry provides an evidence-based perspective from which to consider these issues. It suggests, if anything, that women often outperform men […]

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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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Liesl Leary

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Liesl Leary is the Board Member of Women in Localization (#womeninl10n) and now responsible for rebranding the organization. In the meantime, she is also a mother who has 4 children. Today, Liesl shares with us her passion about localization and magic to maintain work/life balance. Could you please introduce yourself? Sure! My name is Liesl Leary. I am the head of Global Content Marketing for SDL, including managing all creative teams at SDL, market research and video teams for SDL. What is your role in Women in Localization (W.L.)? I have been on the board for 4 years in Women in […]

Personal & Professional Wisdom

Why Hire Language Service Providers or Localization Services?

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Communication is not merely the transmission of information, it involves delivering the right message at the right time to the right people and in the right manner. This is so that the message is understood as intended.  As Rollo May said, “Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy, and mutual valuing.” It goes without saying, a lack of or improper communication leads to doubts and mistrust in a society. A case in point, the spy thriller Homeland that went awfully wrong for all the wrong reasons. In the fifth season’s second episode, Clare Danes (or Carrie Matheson – […]

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Be Global – Lightning talks | September 7 | Redwood City, CA, US

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Meetup link: https://www.meetup.com/WL-SVC/events/238102355/ Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Box 900 Jefferson Ave, Redwood City, CA Come hear your fellow women in localization speak about their experience in these six bite-sized lightning talks! Our line-up Details matter—differences and similarities between Korean and Japanese by Laura Joo, SurveyMonkey The fine art of linguistic arbitration by Laura Gomez Chacon, eBay Globalization test strategies that meet deadlines by Gergana Angelova Using open source software to enhance your localization skills by Jianing Tang and Yizhi Shi, MIIS Students Leveraging localization to grow user engagement by Hanna Kanabiajeuskaja, Box Debunking community localization myths by Peiying Mo, Mozilla Event schedule  6:00 – 6:30 – Networking 6:30 – 6:45 – Introductions 6:45 – […]

Women that Rock

Appreciating our Founders and 2017 Mid-Year Progress

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It’s the afternoon of July 4th – Independence Day in the United States – and many of you are enjoying bar-be-ques, special family time, and fireworks.  Along with all of that, I find myself reflecting on the founders of America’s original colonies, as well as the three founders of Women in Localization: Anna, Eva, and Silvia. What began as a small, professional get-together for women in the localization industry in 2008, has now blossomed into a global organization with 11 Chapters and 3,000 members worldwide.  While our progress has been steady and strategic, we still have a long way to […]