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Women in Localization Co-founder Honored with Women Worth Watching in STEM Award


Sunnyvale, California – March 7th, 2017 – Women in Localization is proud to announce that co-founder and Board member Anna N. Schlegel has been named a winner of the 2017 Women Worth Watching in STEM Award. STEM is a new category in the annual Women Worth Watching leadership recognition program presented by the Profiles in Diversity Journal, a leading quarterly magazine dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion. Award winners are nominated by their employers or colleagues for creating value for other women and companies, organizations and agencies behind women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Anna Schlegel is a native of Catalunya, currently working at NetApp as Senior Director of Global Engineering. Anna is co-founder of Women in Localization and Chair of Women in Technology at NetApp. Anna is also the Founder of the Kenyan organization “Imagine Educating Everyone” which supports five schools for elementary school aged girls in Africa.

“Anna has excelled in the global engineering field, currently leading a global product engineering team with more than 180 members. Her achievements in global content innovation and globalization at Netapp as well as Women in Localization has inspired countless women,” states Allison McDougall, Women in Localization Chair. “She embodies the very mission of our organization, and we are extremely proud of her contributions.”

Anna Schlegel will be profiled in the April 2017 STEM Women Worth Watching special edition. A full list of The Women Worth Watching Awards can be found at

About Profiles in Diversity Journal
Profiles in Diversity Journal is a quarterly magazine dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, STEM, government, nonprofit and higher education sectors. For 19 years, Profiles in Diversity Journal has helped stimulate organizational change by showcasing the visionary leadership, innovative programs, and individual commitments to making it happen.

About Women in Localization
Women in Localization was founded in 2008 by Silvia Avery-Silveira, Eva Klaudinyova and Anna Schlegel, and is the leading professional organization for women in the localization industry with over 2,200 members globally. 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 other local geographies. To learn more, visit or