Leading localization and translation service agency Acclaro announces that it has become a gold-level sponsor of Women in Localization (W.L.), a leading nonprofit organization that works to advance opportunities for women in the localization industry. The sponsorship is a part of our ongoing commitment to support gender equality and the localization industry as a whole.
Formed in 2008, Women in Localization has 24 chapters and thousands of members worldwide. We look forward to having a hands-on impact on the organization’s mission to support women through mentorship, education, social events and advocacy for gender equality. A formal sponsorship helps enable W.L. to expand its global impact and contribute to continued growth.
“We are proud to sponsor Women in Localization as they support gender equality in our industry,” said Michael Kriz, founder and president of Acclaro. “We look forward to collaborating with the organization by supporting professional development, career mentoring and peer networking.”
Our sponsorship will help W.L. unite the localization industry around the globe through virtual events, educational content and mentoring programs through 2021 and beyond. This measure is one step among many that we are taking toward inclusivity, including the launch of LocLife, an online event series that confronts issues facing the industry.
“Acclaro has been a longtime supporter of Women in Localization and we are excited to have them as a 2020-2021 sponsor,” said Silvia Avary-Silveira, Women in Localization Co-Founder. “Sponsors like Acclaro support our community and make our networking, mentoring and career development initiatives so successful. Thank you for your support, Acclaro!”
About women in localization
Women in Localizationwas 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.