MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, USA, August 28, 2019.Women in Localization (W.L.), the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, is excited to announce that Welocalize, a global leader in multilingual content and data transformation solutions, is a gold-level sponsor. Since the launch of Women in Localization in 2008, Welocalize has been a consistent partner with W.L. sponsoring key initiatives across global chapters.
Building a new organization and community starts at a grassroots level, with individuals and supporters volunteering time, expertise, and other resources. The launch of a formal sponsorship program enables W.L. to expand its global impact and establish a foundation for continued growth. Today, Women in Localization is a community of 22 chapters in 15 unique countries. Within the past year, six (6) new local chapters have been created.
“Welocalize has been a strong and consistent supporter of Women in Localization and we were so pleased when they signed a new annual sponsorship agreement,” said Silvia Avary-Silveira, Sponsorship Board Member and Co-Founder of Women in Localization. “It is fantastic to have partners in the industry like Welocalize.”
Welocalize’s collaboration with W.L. reflects the spirit of community building. Welocalize women helped organize local chapter events in Dublin, London and New York, facilitating expert discussions from language technology to digital marketing. The legal team at Welocalize has also provided pro-bono services. As part of W.L.’s 10thAnniversary Celebration in the San Francisco Bay Area, Welocalize was instrumental in securing the inspirational keynote speakers: Anna Yen, author of Sophia of Silicon Valley, and Lisa Stone, co-founder of BlogHer.
“Women in Localization excels at creating a vibrant community that is open and inclusive, supporting professional development, career mentoring, and peer networking,” said Erin Wynn, Welocalize Chief Customer Officer. “Welocalize is proud to partner with Women in Localization as the organization continues to grow and deepen its global impact.”
Women in Localization President Loy Searle agrees. “We are fortunate to have a strong supportive partner like Welocalize who makes it possible for us to grow and continue helping women advance in their profession.”
As a trusted global transformation partner, Welocalize accelerates the global business journey by enabling brands and companies to reach, engage, and grow international audiences. Welocalize delivers multilingual content transformation services in translation, localization, and adaptation for over 250 languages with a growing network of over 77,000 in-country linguistic resources. Driving innovation in language services, Welocalize delivers high-quality training data transformation solutions for NLP-enabled machine learning by blending technology and human intelligence to collect, annotate, and evaluate all content types. Our people work across offices in North America, Europe, and Asia serving our global clients in the markets that matter to them.
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.