MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, USA, May 8, 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 Eastern Canada. This will be W.L.’s eighteenth (18th) Chapter, expanding their global reach into fourteen (14) unique countries.
Leading the Women in Localization Eastern Canada (WLEC) Chapter as Chapter Manager is Catherine Christaki. Catherine is the Co-Founder of Lingua Greca Translations and the lead Greek translator for Apple’s software and help content. The leadership team will also include Kathrin Bussmann, Ph.D., International Marketing Consultant, Head of Verbaccino and Producer of the Worldly Marketer Podcast; Giulia Greco, Content and Localization Manager at Shopify; Tanya Sapty, Founder of Circa Translations; and Lisa Carter, President and Creative Director at Intralingo Inc.
“I’ve been a huge fan of W.L. since its founding and I’d get serious FoMO (envy, too) whenever I saw posts about its events all over the world,” said WLEC’s Chapter and Membership Manager, Catherine Christaki. “Finally, a dream has come true with our new W.L. Chapter, the first in Canada, an officially bilingual and multicultural country. The number of people involved or interested in the localization industry in Canada is astounding and yet we only get very few chances to attend localization events locally. WLEC is here to remedy that. I look forward to the awesome networking and mentoring events we have planned, to inspiring the younger generations of localizers and to supporting our great industry.”
Events will be held in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal to include as many women as possible, starting with the inaugural event on June 5, 2019 at the Shopify offices in Toronto. The June 5thevent will introduce W.L. and WLEC’s Chapter leadership, followed by informal networking over snacks.
“I couldn’t be more excited to have Shopify, a Canadian tech leader heavily invested in localization, hosting and sponsoring our first event in their beautiful offices in downtown Toronto,” said WLEC’s Events Manager Giulia Greco.
Interested parties are encouraged to sign up for W.L. on their sign up page and contact the WLEC Leadership Team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Event registration will open in the next few days via Eventbrite.
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.