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Eriksen Translations Wins 2019 WPEO Access New York City Award

Eriksen Translations Inc.

Monday, 7 October, 2019

Brooklyn, NY - October 7, 2019 - Eriksen Translations Inc. (www.eriksen.com), a leading Language Service Provider, received the WBE Access New York City Award on Friday at the Women Presidents' Educational Organization’s (WPEO) Annual Breakthrough Breakfast at New York’s Plaza Hotel. The award honors the WPEO Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) that reported the most Done Deals with the City of New York during the challenge period.

Eriksen is proud to be recognized for the support it provides to New York City agencies such as the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Commission on Human Rights, the Comptroller’s Office, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Department of Sanitation. For more than 20 years, the company has supplied translation, localization, typesetting, third-party review, and interpreting services to New York City agencies that serve the needs of residents with limited-English proficiency.

"We are honored to be recognized for the long-term partnerships we maintain with New York City agencies,” said Vigdis Eriksen, Founder and CEO of Eriksen Translations. “My team is proud to do work that helps strengthen local communities and supports diversity and immigrant rights throughout the city.”

This is the eighth time that Eriksen has received a Done Deals award from the WPEO, attesting to the company’s leadership as a woman-owned business. While this award recognizes Eriksen for its work with New York City agencies, the company also supports clients in financial services, marketing, and advertising, as well as nonprofits and leading museums and cultural institutions.

The Done Deal Challenge was developed to celebrate and publicize business conducted between WBEs and WPEO corporate sponsors, as well as the Public Sector. The organization announced that 13,622 contracts were completed with certified WBEs in the New York region from April 2018 through March 2019, representing a 62% increase in dollar volume over last year.

About Eriksen Translations Inc.

Eriksen Translations Inc. delivers best-in-class multilingual services in 100+ languages. Founded in 1986, Eriksen offers translation, interpreting, typesetting, web and multimedia localization, transcreation, transcription, and voiceover and subtitling services to clients worldwide.

Eriksen is certified as a woman-owned business enterprise (WBE) by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the City and State of New York. For more information, visit www.eriksen.com / @eriksentrans

About the Women Presidents' Educational Organization

The Women Presidents' Educational Organization (WPEO) is a regional affiliate of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation's premier third-party certification organization for women-owned businesses. The mission of the WPEO is to create increased access to business opportunities for WBEs. Its programs develop skills and knowledge for WBEs, advocate in the public and private sectors, foster relationships between WBEs, corporations and the government, and provide certification services.

WPEO provides full service third-party certification to women entrepreneurs in the New York, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut and the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas. WPEO is incorporated in the state of New York and is recognized as a 501(c) (3) organization. For more information please visit www.wpeo.us.