E.g., 07/03/2020
E.g., 07/03/2020
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In this webinar we will hear from three female entrepreneurs about their experience opening their own businesses in the language sector. We will learn what drove these unique women to set out for themselves, what opportunities they saw, and what risks and challenges they faced starting out and maturing their businesses. We will also discuss what skills and competencies it takes to become independent and which of these are transferable. Lessons learned and advice for all who are ready to start up their own businesses will round out the discussion.

Malon Hamoen-Giraldi

Malon is the founder of Ludejo BV, a language service company. Ludejo offers translation and localization, as well as content creation (such as technical writing, copy writing). Her educational and professional background is both varied and instructive in getting to know what makes her tick. With a career which has included time as a professional model, director of a company importing steel from Ukraine, head of procurement for a software company (The Baan Company), in addition to time spent as a volunteer on development projects in Sierra Leone and Uganda, Malon has expressed her desire to learn and be challenged in everything she has turned her hand to. Malon has worked in management in the Localization industry since 2006.

Hanna Golota

Hanna's biggest passion is building high performing teams. She co-founded Globalme in 2009 with her husband where she provided localization staffing services to various language service providers. In 2012 they hired their first employee. In 2015 with a team of 5 employees, Globalme made it to the list of fastest growing companies in British Columbia. Globalme is now one of the Top 100 Tech companies list in British Columbia with a staff of more than 40 people. Her interest in psychology and neuroscience and background in business gives her a unique ability to cultivate culture, manage and motivate people. People are her passion so not surprisingly Globalme is thriving with an amazing team representing more than 25 different nationalities and a 50% of females including in management positions.

An Stuyven

An is a passionate linguist with more than 20 years of managing experience in both the marketing and translation industry. She is heading, strategically managing and developing Alpha Translation Service GmbH, one of Germany’s leading translation agencies.