WALTHAM,MA, USA, October 1, 2020. — Women in Localization (W.L.), the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, is excited to announce that Lionbridge, a global leader in localization and data training solutions, is a Gold-level sponsor for 2020-2021.
Building a new organization and community starts at a grassroots level, with individuals and supporters volunteering time, expertise, and other resources. Support from leading companies like Lionbridge enables W.L. to expand its global impact and establish a foundation for continued growth. Today, Women in Localization is a community of 25 chapters worldwide.
“Lionbridge has been a long-time advocate of Women in Localization and with a deep sense of gratitude we recognize them as a strategic Gold sponsor,” said Allison McDougall, Women in Localization Board Member for Sponsorships. “Our mission of inclusion and advancing a global community for women and the localization industry is more relevant — and timely — than ever. Lionbridge’s commitment will go far in helping impact Women in Localization members all over the globe.”
Lionbridge has been a consistent supporter of W.L. globally by hosting local chapter events, facilitating expert discussions on topics such as mentorship, as well as the individual support of many global Lions who are members and active participants in events. Lionbridge looks forward to continuing to work with W.L. to spread a message of diversity and supporting and expanding on mentorship and education initiatives.
This sponsorship highlights Lionbridge’s continued efforts to create an environment of inclusion and champion global Lions and their diversity.
“Our mission is to break barriers and build bridges and we are a company that values inclusion and diversity,” Lionbridge Chief Executive Officer John Fennelly said. “That mission aligns perfectly with the inclusive community that Women in Localization has created. We’re proud to strengthen our partnership with them to support their global growth and impact.”
Lionbridge partners with brands to break barriers and build bridges all over the world. For more than 20 years, we have helped companies connect with global customers and employees by delivering localization and training data services in 350+ languages. Through our world-class platform, we orchestrate a network of one million passionate experts in 5000+ cities, who partner with brands to create culturally rich experiences. Relentless in our love of linguistics, we use the best of human and machine intelligence to forge understanding that resonates with our customers’ customers. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 26 countries. Learn more at www.lionbridge.com.
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.