Women in Localization Opens New Latin America Chapter

Latest Chapter in Argentina Brings Organization’s Total to 12 Chapters Worldwide

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., September 26, 2017 / 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 Argentina, the first Chapter in Latin America.

Leading the new Argentina Chapter is Virginia Minhondo, who currently works as the  COO at delsurtranslations.  As the Chapter Manager, Virginia is working to solidify the new Chapter leadership team and event schedule effective immediately.

Cecilia Maldonado, Women in Localization Geo Manager for the Americas chapters, will partner with the new Argentina chapter to ensure that this launch is as successful as the other Women in Localization chapters in the Americas. “A few months ago, I was tasked with the strategic direction for Women in Localization in the Americas. It is so rewarding to see the interest from localization professionals in Latin America.  We will be leveraging some of the same sources of inspiration and leadership methodologies seen across W.L. entities. I am confident that this chapter will create a platform for networking, mentoring, and learning that is specific to the needs of this region. I look forward to seeing how it all develops, and being there to help shape it”, expands Cecilia Maldonado.

“Our roadmap expands systematically with an incredible framework and strength,  supported by talented, local leaders. We look forward to our continued expansion roadmap, as Women in Localization is in high demand around the globe, our formula is a powerful catalyst to create leaders and forums in our field”, states Michele Smith, Executive Director for Global Expansion for Women in Localization.

Women in Localization regularly hosts educational and networking events in local Chapter cities, with average attendance of  50-150 women and men.  For more information on how to get involved and attend upcoming events, please visit You can follow them on Facebook at, on Twitter at @womeninl10n or join their LinkedIn group at W.L. – Women in Localization.

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 approximately 3,000 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 and men across the globe, encouraging members to meet in other local geographies. To learn more, visit or You can also follow W.L. on Facebook and Twitter.

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