Eriksen Translations Receives Prize in Women Presidents' Educational Organization Challenge

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The Women Presidents' Organization, an advocate of supplier diversity, recognized Eriksen Translations on June 9 for the significant amount of business the company does with sponsoring corporations and other certified women-owned businesses.

Eriksen Translations was recognized on Friday, June 9, at the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization’s (WPEO) Breakthrough Breakfast at The NBC Rainbow Room with second prize in the Inaugural Done Deals™ Challenge. Done Deals™ is a WPEO program that reports contracts between corporate members and certified women’s business enterprises (WBEs).

“We are proud to be recognized by an organization that promotes supplier diversity and opportunities for companies like ours. As Eriksen continues to grow, we are grateful to all of our champions, both the clients who rely on us for their multilingual needs and organizations like the WPEO who advocate for us so tirelessly," said Vigdis Eriksen, president and CEO of Eriksen.

Of the 475 Done Deals™ that were reported, Eriksen submitted 52 completed transactions with a variety of clients in government, finance, pharmaceuticals, and insurance. These companies ranged from Fortune 100 corporations to other WBEs and represented translation, editing, typesetting and copywriting in 12 of the over 100 languages Eriksen offers.

"This year we focused on encouraging the WBEs to use their business strengths and the access we provide to close the deal," said Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., the president of the WPEO. Eriksen has built long-standing relationships with all of its Done Deals™ partners and is continuing to reach out to other companies who can benefit from its 20 years of localization expertise.

About Eriksen Translations Inc.

Eriksen Translations Inc. is a leading provider of multilingual services in over 100 languages, including translation, interpreting, typesetting, project management, Web localization, and cultural consulting. Founded in 1986, Eriksen helps organizations in a broad range of industries excel across print, desktop, and Web environments in the domestic and global marketplace. For more information, please visit

About the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization

The Women Presidents' Educational Organization (WPEO) is a regional affiliate of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s premier third party certification organization for women owned businesses. The mission of the WPEO is to create increased access to business opportunities for WBEs. Our programs develop skills and knowledge for WBEs, advocate in the public and private sectors, foster relationships between WBEs, corporations and the government, and provide certification services. WPEO provides full service third party certification to women entrepreneurs in the New York, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut and the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia areas. WPEO is incorporated in the state of New York and is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, please visit or call (212) 688-4114.

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