Lionbridge Vice President Allison McDougall Appointed as Chairwoman of Women in Localization

WALTHAM, Mass. – January 11, 2017Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., today announced that its Vice President of Emerging Business Allison McDougall has been named chairwoman of Women in Localization, the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry. McDougall will succeed Women in Localization Co-Founder Eva Klaudinyova as Board Chair for a one-year term, and is the first representative from a localization provider to assume the role.

Established in 2008 in the San Francisco Bay Area, the mission of Women in Localization is to foster a global community for the advancement of women and the localization industry. The organization serves more than 2,200 members globally with chapters throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas. Women in Localization advances the careers of women by sharing the latest best practices and innovations in the industry, providing professional and personal support to conquer challenges in the workplace, as well as through events, mentorship, education and professional networking programs. McDougall is joined by other 2017 Board Members Silvia Avary, Eva Klaudinyova, Liesl Leary, Lynda Roslund, Anna Schlegel and Loy Searle.

“We are thrilled to appoint Allison as Chairwoman of Women in Localization,” said Eva Klaudinyova, Co-Founder of Women in Localization. “Her leadership skills and industry experience make Allison an excellent choice to lead our organization as we tackle the issues that impact women every day. Her knowledge, skills and expertise will help us continue to build our momentum and impact on women in the localization industry.”

McDougall commented, “As a current board member, I have long admired Women in Localization’s leadership in the growing localization market and the value they provide for the advancement of women. Much of 2016 was dedicated to honing our global mission statement, restructuring our board and by-laws and improving the infrastructure to support our chapters around the world. I look forward to working with the organization on priorities for the coming year and to continue sharing best practices and ideas to further advance women’s careers in our industry.”

McDougall began her career in localization more than 20 years ago and has worked on the client and agency sides of the industry. As Vice President of Emerging Business at Lionbridge, she manages a strategic global client portfolio across North America and Asia, and is responsible for a team of business development and account management professionals dedicated to helping some of the world’s leading brands with their customer experience management strategy. McDougall is an active thought leader within the industry and has spoken at events organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, GALA, LocWorld, Slator, Translators without Borders, Translation Association of China (TAC) and Information Development World.

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About Women in Localization

Women in Localization was founded in 2008 and is the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry. Its charter is to promote professional development, networking and continuous education among its rapidly-growing global membership. Started in the San Francisco Bay Area, Women in Localization has expanded its membership to include women across the globe, encouraging members to meet in local geographies.

About Lionbridge

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 detail-critical business processes, including 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

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