SAN JOSE, Calif., March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Women in Localization (WL), the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, today announced winners of the "Be Bold for Change Award" in celebration of International Women's Day.
The award recognizes Women in Localization members who have made strong commitments to advancing opportunities and providing support for women in the localization industry. Winners were nominated by their local Women in Localization Chapters based on their embodiment of the International Women's Day theme, "Be Bold for Change," which encourages pragmatic action to create a more gender-inclusive working world.
"We are extremely proud to participate in the momentous event of International Women's Day and recognize the great strides that Women in Localization and its members have made in closing the gender equality gap in our industry and beyond," said Allison McDougall, Chair of Women in Localization, and Vice President of Emerging Business at Lionbridge. "These leaders represent the immeasurable social, economic and cultural impact of women, and are advocates for the issues that impact women every day."
The 2017 Women's Leadership Award recipients include:
- Veronica Carioni, Vistaprint – WL Catalonia Chapter
- Lara Millmow, European Language Industry Association – WL UK Chapter
- Chiara Pacella, Facebook – WL Ireland Chapter
- Alsu Shakirova, Blueprint Consulting Services – WL Pacific Northwest Chapter, U.S.
- Ora Solomon, Starwood Hotels – WL Northeast Chapter, U.S.
- Yukako Ueda, NetApp – WL Japan Chapter
- Yasmin Vanya, Sony Interactive Entertainment – WL Silicon Valley Chapter, U.S.
- Weili Xu, NetApp – WL China Chapter
"Each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and take bold steps to create new opportunities for gender parity," said Anna Schlegel, Co-Founder and Executive Board Member, Women in Localization. "We are humbled to do our part in helping women advance and unleash their limitless potential."
Established in 2008 in the San Francisco Bay Area, the mission of Women in Localization is to foster a global community for the advancement of women and the localization industry. The organization serves more than 2,200 members globally with chapters throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas. WL advances the careers of women by sharing the latest best practices and innovations in the industry, providing professional and personal support to conquer challenges in the workplace, as well as through events, mentorship, education and professional networking programs.
About Women in Localization
Women in Localization (WL) was founded in 2008 by Silvia Avary-Silveira, Eva Klaudinyova and Anna Schlegel, and is the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry with thousands of 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, WL has expanded its membership to include women across the globe, encouraging members to meet in other local geographies. To learn more, visit www.womeninlocalization.com or http://www.linkedin.com/groups/WL-Women-in-Localization-911827/about.
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SOURCE Women in Localization; Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.