WLNE New York: Building and Managing a Localization Team
Thursday, 28 March, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Join the Women in Localization Northeast Chapter’s first New York event of the year on March 28, 2019, generously sponsored by Eriksen Translations. We will be exploring the topic of Building and Managing a Localization Team.
Localization is the process of adapting products and services to international markets by tailoring them to meet the legal requirements and cultural and linguistic specificities of target locales. It involves a variety of professional skill sets, up-to-date technology and automation to carry out the business plan and strategies of an individual client or customer. Come hear our panel of seasoned industry professionals share their experience of Building and Managing a Localization Team for their companies.
• Carolina Escalona, Language Services Department Manager, Verizon Wireless
• Aisha Khan, Globalization Manager, WeWork
• Kristina Ona, Lead Localization Project Manager, WeWork
• Yasmin Menon, Director of Production, Eriksen Translations
The March 28th event will help you grow your professional network, build a sense of community with Women in Localization, and benefit from our speakers' experiences in the localization industry.
Space is limited. Please RSVP by March 25th. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided by our sponsor, Eriksen Translations.
We look forward to seeing you on March 28th!
Daniela Eaton, Athena Papanicolaou, Tianrui Ding, Gigi Branch, and Laurence Jay-Rayon Ibrahim Aibo
Women in Localization Northeast New York Events Team
Subway directions and parking information
2/3 stop at Borough Hall (the second stop in Brooklyn).
4/5 stop at Borough Hall (the first stop in Brooklyn).
A/C/F stop at Jay Street, MetroTech.
R stop at Court Street.
From Queens, the G stops at Hoyt Schermerhorn.
On-street, metered parking is available throughout Brooklyn Heights. The nearest parking garage is located at 85 Livingston Street, between Court St, and Adams St., two blocks away from Eriksen's offices.
Carolina Escalona has over 20 years of language industry experience ranging from her original role as a freelance translator and interpreter to senior positions, such as global project manager at Bowne GlobalSolutions/Lionbridge and thebigword, business implementation director at RR Donnelley, to director of transcreation for the Americas at Hogarth Worldwide. In her current position at Verizon, Carolina has established and now leads the Language Services Department. In her spare time, Carolina enjoys dancing, performing and teaching Argentine tango.
Aisha Khan leads the Globalization Technology team at WeWork, which is responsible for localizing WeWork's digital product suite into 25 languages and counting. In 2 years she's scaled WeWork's localization support, along with it's tremendous growth, from 5 to 20 languages and the team from 1 to 9. When she's not working in or geeking out about localization, you can find her training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or volunteering as Digital Product Director for Womanly Magazine - an arts and health publication providing accessible health information to women and femme-identifying folks.
Kristina Ona is the Lead Localization Project Manager on the Globalization team at WeWork where she manages a production group and oversees the localization of WeWork business products. Before her current role, she worked in a variety of capacities at LSPs in California and New York from accounting to client relations to production. Her favorite part about working in the localization industry is meeting and working with interesting people from all over the world and different cultures. In her free time, she enjoys checking out new restaurants and old favorites, trying new nail art (on herself), and traveling.
Yasmin is the Director of Production at Eriksen Translations. A 20 year veteran in the LSP industry, Yasmin is originally from India and speaks Hindi and Urdu. She has worked with Translations.com, LanguageWorks, Geneva Worldwide, and now Eriksen. In her current role, she is responsible for the smooth functioning of the teams that comprise project management, desktop publishing, quality assurance, vendor management, and solutions engineering. Besides operational responsibilities, she works very closely with the sales and client services teams and provide production support for existing and new clients.