E.g., 07/16/2020
E.g., 07/16/2020
Free for GALA Members
Free for Non-Members


Join Women in Localization for a webinar describing the basics behind product internationalization (i18n). This talk is for those working on globalization and language from the client/buyer-side who do not have day-to-day experience with i18n, but wish to learn more. 

The presentation gives participants a high-level understanding of i18n and the ability to explain its importance to others. Learn about the value i18n adds to a global organization, which staff members are typically involved, and what it takes to ensure a good handshake with a system that must integrate with globalization.

Mimi Hills

Mimi is Director, Product Globalization at VMware, Inc. and has held the director role for globalization teams at BlackBerry and Sun Microsystems. She's led teams from 18 to 180 people in localization and internationalization and leaves her door open for collaboration. She has a special interest in tools and technology—and finding the right size solution for the problem to be solved. She comes from the software world with a background in project and engineering management. She's active in the localization industry and is a passionate advocate for the non-English speaking user.

Loy Searle

Loy currently leads the Content & Globalization Center of Excellence at Intuit, where her team’s mission is to “Build global – Deliver local!” She has been a leader in the localization industry for nearly 20 years leading in-house, blended and fully outsourced client-side localization and global content organizations. In her previous roles leading localization in the enterprise resource planning industry at Mincom and JD Edwards, her teams pioneered single-sourcing content strategies and built extraordinary integrated global content management and terminology solutions. At Google she led Global Production and Global Language Services, turning language quality around while also shortening time to market. At Intuit, her team is building a scalable Globalization foundation that will support their market expansion plans.