MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, USA, July 18, 2019. Women in Localization (W.L.), the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, is delighted to announce the launch of a new Chapter in Los Angeles. This will be W.L.’s twenty-second (22nd) Chapter.
Leading the Women in Localization Los Angeles (WLLA) chapter is Sue Bolton, Globalization PM Manager at Netflix and Founder of Transformative Visions Life Coaching. She is joined by Kristy Sakai, CEO at Supertext USA, Inc., Nora Snee, Localization Project Manager at Netflix, Marina Ilari, freelance linguist and podcaster, and Nika Allahverdi, Content Marketing Manager at Nimdzi Insights.
“I moved to LA in 2017 and was surprised that no localization industry bodies existed, particularly Women in Localization, as I am passionate about women’s success,” said Sue Bolton, LA Chapter Manager.
The Chapter plans to host events in Los Angeles to bring local members in all phases of their careers together in support of Women in Localization.
The Chapter’s inaugural event will be held at Netflix on August 21, 2019 from 6-8pm and feature networking and Chapter kickoff activities, an introduction to Chapter leadership and a presentation about Netflix. Interested parties are encouraged to register for the event and become a member of the LA chapter of Women in Localization to keep up to date on future events.
“LA has been waiting for a Women in Localization Chapter to open and form a strong, supportive community in this diverse, multilingual, globally-minded city,” said Bolton. “I’m thrilled that we now have this opportunity to support women in this area!”
About Women in Localization
Women in Localization (W.L.) was founded in 2008 by Silvia Avary-Silveira, Eva Klaudinyova and Anna N. Schlegel, and is the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry with over 5,000 members globally. Its mission is to foster a global community for the advancement of women and the localization industry. It aims to provide an open, collaborative forum where women can share expertise and experience and help each other move forward in their careers. Started in the San Francisco Bay Area, W.L. has expanded its membership to include women across the globe, encouraging members to meet in other local geographies.