MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, USA, January 21, 2022. Women in Localization (W.L.), the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry, is proud to announce their 2022 Board of Directors and Global Sponsors. These individuals and organizations are vital in advancing this global community of women and the localization industry.
Cecilia Maldonado returns as President of Women in Localization and head of the Operations and Metrics Programs. The 2022 Board of Directors includes re-elected Eva Klaudinyova (Non-Profit and Secretary), Silvia Avary (Media Channel and Treasurer), Michele Carlson (Chapters & Global Growth), Jill Goldsberry (Global Strategic Partnerships & Events), and Maria Kania (Global Sponsorship). New to the Board this year are Carrie Fischer (Global Community), Olga Blasco (Marketing), and Olga Beregovaya (Technology). The 2022 Board also includes Officers Vanessa Prolow (Assistant Secretary) and Cassandra Agyemang (Assistant Treasurer).
“I’m truly honored to represent this amazing organization again this year,” said Maldonado. “I’d like to thank the outgoing Board members, Liesl Leary-Perez, Loy Searle, and Monica Bajaj, who have dedicated significant time and energy to help Women in Localization grow as a sustainable and community-oriented organization. I also want to congratulate and welcome to the Board three new members, Carrie Fischer, Olga Beregovaya, and Olga Blasco, and those who have been re-elected for 2022.”
Global Sponsors and W.L. work closely to support a worldwide community for the advancement of women in the localization industry. This year’s Global Sponsors all expressed a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and creating opportunities for women in the workplace.
For 2022, language services and technology company Lilt will be returning as W.L.’s Diamond Sponsor.
“W.L. is a vital organization in the localization industry, providing a premier range of initiatives to support the advancement of women in localization. We are proud to continue to support W.L. at the highest levels and advance its mission,” said Paula Shannon, Lilt’s Chief Evangelist.
RWS, Acclaro, and Lionbridge will continue to support W.L. in 2022 as Gold Sponsors, and this year’s Silver Sponsors include Welocalize, Vistatec, Acolad, and XTM.
2022’s Global Sponsors appreciate the value of W.L.’s training sessions, webinars, conferences, mentoring, and volunteer opportunities for their employees. These activities throughout the year offer opportunities for growth and development, support in women’s careers, and the chance to gain valuable skills. Moreover, W.L. builds a global community to support networking, growth, and advance the localization industry as a whole.
“Our 2022 Sponsors have taken the time and energy to invest in our community and have proven to be aligned with W.L.’s mission,” said Maldonado. “Their sponsorship is integral to our ability to serve our community and fulfill our mission. We appreciate our Sponsors, we are grateful for their support, and we look forward to a prosperous year ahead for all.”
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. To learn more, visit www.womeninlocalization.com. You can also follow W.L. on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.