Lionbridge Supports Translation Community through Sponsorship of Rising Star Scholarship at GALA’s Language of Business Conference

Fosters translation community and education through support of Rising Star Scholarship to support student attendance to Globalization and Localization Association’s (GALA) Language of Business Conference

WALTHAM, Mass. – March 15, 2018Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., the world’s most trusted translation and digital communications company, today announced its support of the Rising Star Scholarship at the Globalization and Localization Association’s (GALA) Language of Business Conference being held March 13 to 16, 2018, which awards two translation students with free registration to GALA’s 2018 Language of Business Conference in Boston, MA, and a travel stipend to attend.

GALA's 10th Annual Language of Business Conference connects translation and localization industry professionals from around the globe who represent diverse companies, sectors and specialties. Recipients of the Rising Star Scholarship will be honored during the conference at a ceremony on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. ET. In addition to the scholarship and event ceremony, Lionbridge will also welcome both award recipients to the company headquarters in Waltham, MA, for a tour and face-to-face meetings with the team to allow them to experience a “day-in-the-life” of a translation professional.

The selected recipients of the Rising Star Scholarships include Laura Linares from University College Cork in Ireland and Ana Lucía Lopez Mendoza from Universidad Intercontinental in Mexico. Both Linares and Lopez submitted thoughtful essays in response to a prompt around the impact of new media, such as video localization and eLearning, on translation tasks and methods.


“The translation community is key to Lionbrige as together we serve as the bridge between people, brands and information and provides an invaluable service to both organizations around the world,” said Tracey Feick, VP, Global Operations and Shared Services at Lionbridge. “Lionbridge is committed to supporting the translation community in nurturing the talented professionals with whom we work today and into the future. University translation programs help to shape the future professionals we partner with to delight our clients at every interaction and we are honored to support emerging stars alongside GALA.”

“The translator community is the very heart of our brand and business and both Rising Star Scholarship recipients exemplify what we value in our translation partners,” Ana Sanchez, Director of World Wide Vendor Management, Americas, at Lionbridge. “The recipients of this distinguished accolade provided thoughtful commentary on the future of translation and localization that exhibited an awareness of the unique relationship between the rapid pace of technology and its impact on both the spoken and written word. We are thrilled to help recognize these two emerging talents within the translation community.”

“We are honored to have Lionbridge’s support as the 2018 Rising Star sponsors,” said Laura Brandon, Executive Director, GALA. “The Rising Star Scholarship was created to encourage students from localization, translation, and interpretation programs with a full registration to attend GALA’s annual conference. Lionbridge’s support is helping to provide an opportunity for future localization professionals to learn more about the language industry, current trends and concerns, and meet localization professionals.”

About Lionbridge

Lionbridge enables more than 4,500 of the world’s leading brands to increase global market share and drive deep engagement with their customers and communities. Our innovative cloud technology platforms and our global crowd of more than 400,000 professional cloud workers, provide detail-critical business processes, including translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions, which ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical usability across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centres in 27 countries. To learn more, visit

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