TWM 035: The Global Success of Women in Localization w/ Eva Klaudinyova, Silvia Avary-Silveira & Anna Schlegel



(Length: 33 minutes)

This episode features three remarkable women, all of them multilingual, all of them based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and each one of them a highly-respected expert in her field.

Together, they co-founded Women in Localization, which is a leading professional organization for women in the localization industry. Since its conception in 2008, Women in Localization has become a global association, with chapters throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Let’s meet the three co-founders:

Eva Klaudinyova is the Chairwoman of Women in Localization. A native of Slovakia, she has a background in foreign-language teaching and translation, and has been working in the localization industry since the year 2000. In her day job, Eva is the Manager of Linguistic Services at a Silicon Valley tech giant.

Silvia Avary-Silveira is originally from Brazil, and has been living in the U.S. since 1999. She has over 16 years of experience in localization for high-tech companies, and is currently the Senior Localization Manager at Juniper Networks in Silicon Valley. Silvia has a diverse background, which includes an MBA and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

Anna Schlegel is a native of Catalonia. She has over 20 years of experience leading globalization, digital and technical publication teams, and is currently the Senior Director of Globalization and Information Engineering at NetApp, another Silicon Valley tech company. Anna is the author of Truly Global, and was featured on episode #026 of The Worldly Marketer Podcast.

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