Impacts of Global Migration Trends on Language Access in Healthcare

29 Jun 2023
08:00 AM to 09:00 AM
Pacific Standard Time (Mexico) (UTC-08:00)

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As critical, frontline industries prepare to meet the challenges that will be posed by surges in immigration in coming decades, language access strategies will need to incorporate innovative and strategic approaches to meeting the needs of their linguistically diverse constituencies.

This webinar draws on experiences and evidence in the US healthcare and immigration sectors to highlight ways in which global migration trends and emerging technologies are impacting the global language services industry and the way language services are delivered, including:

1) decentralized access to Interpreting,

2) emphasis on DE&I, and

3) greater integration of language services into operations.

Host organization: Globalization and Localization Association

Event Speakers

Kirsten Brecht Baker

Kirsten Brecht Baker, CEO and Co-Founder of Jeenie, is a tech entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience building companies that leverage innovative technology to solve everyday problems. Currently, she is CEO and Co-Founder of Jeenie – a virtual interpreting platform that connects users to a video or audio call with a live, qualified interpreter within seconds – on any device, anywhere in the world–for on-demand language assistance. Mrs. Baker has a diverse background as a leader in growth strategy, international market expansion, marketing, and business development for companies ranging in size from startups to Fortune 50 status. Prior to Jeenie, she co-founded four other companies focused on online digital marketplaces and cross-cultural market development, serving as CEO for Global Professional Search Inc., New City Companies, and Constellar Group. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Political Science and Russian from the University of Pennsylvania.