Celebrating in Style – VistaTalks Ep 125


Celebrating in Style – VistaTalks Ep 125

On this episode of VistaTalks, host María Roa is joined by the founders of Women in Localization, Anna N. Schlegel, Silvia Avary, and Eva Klaudinyova. Women in Localization is proud to be celebrating its 15th anniversary. Anna, Silvia, and Eva share information about this important milestone and the planned event celebrating the now global organization. From small beginnings to a worldwide community, Women in Localization is certified as a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit. Its mission is to foster a global community for the advancement of women and the localization industry through networking, education, career advancement, mentoring, and recognition of women’s accomplishments.

Anna N. Schlegel is the VP of International Product, Global Infrastructure, Platform Flexibility, Customer Education, Training, Technical Documentation, Markets, and Globalization at Procore Technologies. Anna has been an executive at companies like VMware, Cisco, and NetApp. She was also CEO & GM of two globalization agencies. Anna is a Co-founder, Board Sponsor Chapters & Global Growth at Women in Localization. 

Silvia Avary has over 20 years of localization experience working for high-tech companies, including Rivian, Juniper Networks, Symantec, VeriSign, and NetApp. Silvia is a Co-founder and Treasurer of Women in Localization. Originally from Brazil, she relocated to the U.S. in her mid-twenties and is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish. Her diverse educational background extends beyond localization. She holds an MBA from San Francisco State University, a Marketing Certificate from Berkeley, and earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree early in her career.

Eva Klaudinyova has worked in the localization industry since 2000, first managing localization programs at Medialocate or later leading localization teams and implementing new globalization, quality, and vendor management strategies in companies like VeriSign, VMware, and Apple. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Localization Practice at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, imparting her knowledge to graduate students of Translation and Localization Management. She is multilingual and holds a Master’s degree in Foreign Language Teaching from Slovakia and a Master’s degree in Translation from the Middlebury Institute. Eva is also a Co-founder and Secretary of Women in Localization.

An incredible lineup of speakers will be in attendance at the event, including Dr. Alicia Castillo, Minette Norman, and Theresa Strickland. People in attendance will also hear about the ‘Boldly Inclusive Leader’ book by Minette.

Congratulations to everyone involved at Women in Localization around the world. 

It is an incredible global community of which Vistatec is a proud sponsor and supporter. Happy anniversary!