Women in Localization is a global community for the advancement of women and their allies in the localization industry. Founded in Silicon Valley in 2008, Women in Localization now has 4,500+ members and 16 global chapters, and the organisation is marking its journey and their 10th anniversary through a series of events.
We’ve partnered with Women in Localization to support and host events in the UK, starting with a picnic in Hyde Park, London which took place on 2nd September. A networking seminar on the topic of global e-Commerce will also take place on 4th October at Capita plc’s new office The Copyright Building on Berners Street. These events allow female localisation professionals to share their ideas, experiences and advice, as well as the opportunity to progress their careers through mentoring and collaboration.
With inclusivity and equality of the utmost importance, men in the localisation industry are also welcome to attend events. Women in Localization strives to be accessible to all in the industry – there are no membership fees or costs to attend an event.
Capita plc’s Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Lewis is committed to developing and sustaining an inclusive and diverse culture across all Capita businesses, to reflect their customer base and the communities they serve. Key initiatives at Capita plc include a target of 30% female board representation, and the creation of a Female Leadership Group, which will work to develop wider female-led networking groups and a mentor programme.
Fiona Brindle, Digital Marketing Manager at Capita TI said:
“The work done by Women in Localization is important to me on a personal and professional level. As an advocate and champion of gender equality, it’s great to see organisations taking some solid steps to help encourage and empower women in the workplace.”
Inger Larsen, UK Chapter Manager at Women in Localization said:
“Our UK chapter had a great time celebrating our 10th anniversary at the Hyde Park picnic. Thank you to Capita TI for sponsoring the event, we’re looking forward to hosting more events together for the advancement of women and the localisation industry.”