WALTHAM, Mass. – September 14, 2015 — Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIOX), today announced that it has become the first Diamond Sponsor of Translators without Borders (TWB), the world’s leading non-profit translation organization.
In the four years since its incorporation as a US-based charity, Translators without Borders has risen to become the leading advocate for translation and language as important tools in development and crisis. The organization translates more than 8 million words a year for humanitarian development, responds immediately to crises using Rapid Response Teams and trains translators in under-resourced languages.
“From the very start, Lionbridge has been a leader in helping us increase access to knowledge around the world and advocate for translation as a strategic humanitarian tool,” said Andrew Bredenkamp, Board Chair of Translators without Borders. “We are thrilled that they are taking the step to greater support, setting an example for others in the industry.”
TWB’s sponsors, coupled with its thousands of volunteers, have been the engine that has propelled the organization to success. The more than 50 TWB sponsors from the translation industry, stand with the charity in telling the world that #TranslationMatter and #LanguageMatters.
Paula Shannon, CSO and Senior Vice President of Lionbridge, was a founding board member of TWB and continues in the capacity of advisor. She explains, “We are honored to be partners with Translators without Borders, helping show the world that translation can improve and even save lives around the world. Our participation and support has been a consistent point of pride for our employees and partners. As a global leader, it is unique and rewarding to connect our professional mission and translation expertise with a charitable endeavor.”
The support provided by sponsors is critical to sustaining and growing the organization, particularly in building a long-term governance structure that supports key programs.
Translators without Borders envisions a world where knowledge knows no language barriers. The US-based nonprofit provides people access to vital knowledge in their language by connecting nonprofit organizations with a professional community of volunteer translators, building local language translation capacity, and raising awareness of language barriers.
Originally founded in 1994 in France as Traducteurs sans Frontières (now its sister organization), Translators without Borders translates more than five million words per year. In 2012, the organization established a Healthcare Translators’ Training Center in Nairobi, Kenya. For more information and to volunteer or donate, please visit: http://www.translatorswithoutborders.org or follow on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TranslatorsWB.
Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide. Using our innovative cloud technology platforms and our global crowd of more than 100,000 professional cloud workers, we provide translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions that ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical usability across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 27 countries. To learn more, visit http://www.lionbridge.com.