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Volunteer Spotlight – May 2022

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Irene Onorino   Irene is strategic, compassionate and an advocate for our sponsors. She identifies gaps in the program and actively finds solutions, considering several perspectives. She is an excellent communicator and handles challenges with finesse. We’re so glad to work with Irene, thank you!     Miruna Parchirie   Miruna was the force behind […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – April 2022

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Soula Kokotinis-Rozic   Soula is the mentorship manager of the Eastern Canada Chapter. This winter, she took the lead in organizing our first virtual mentorship event by coming up with the theme, recruiting mentors and a keynote speaker, coordinating with them, and creating an unofficial partnership with a local university. Despite the limitations of Zoom, […]

Personal & Professional Wisdom

Two years in, how women are making it through the pandemic

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From reshuffling priorities to rethinking work-life balance, the COVID-19 era has highly affected our everyday habits and lives. More so, as recent studies confirm, it has hit women particularly hard globally, one of the reasons being the general uneven distribution of housework and childcare activities. How were the women in our industry affected? Were localization […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – March 2022

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Alexandra Proca  Alexandra has been part of the WL Marketing Program for four years now and she is currently the Social Media Manager for all WL social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook). Alexandra developed a great process with Sponsorships, Partnerships and many other programs to receive, manage and post all of the committed posts. […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – February 2022

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Catherine House Catherine is a creative problem solver, full of great ideas, and steps up to support the team. She has built a strong relationship with our sponsors through consideration and empathy. Internally, she has collaborated with Irene to design efficient processes to improve cross-program collaborations with the Marketing Program. She is also excellent at […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – January 2022

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María Jesús de Arriba Díaz Maria started out as a volunteer in 2018 as Geo Manager for the EMEA region and then moved on to be the Program Director for the Chapters and Growth Program. She currently leads a program of 100+ volunteers that lead the 28 chapters around the globe. Because of her dedication […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – December 2021

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Kate Holdsworth Kate joined as an intern sponsorship manager in April 2021, supporting content development, data organization, standardizing processes and automation. She has a keen eye for detail, a fast learner with empowering energy. Sponsors Webinars – developing content production with Becky, managing Eventbrite and Zoom creation, preparing text, checking registrations and ensuring recordings are […]

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Starting Your Localization Career

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Starting a new career is one of the most challenging and exciting times in your life. Those of us who shift to a new career face all kinds of challenges from “entry-level” jobs that require years of experience, to a whole host of new tools to learn, to adjusting to company culture. It can get […]

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21st Century Woman

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A few weeks ago, Emma Raducanu became the first British woman to win a tennis singles Grand Slam in 44 years, but her success doesn’t belong to Britain alone. Born in Canada to a Chinese mother and a Romanian father, her confidence and poise on the court is matched in her media appearances, not least […]