Eriksen Translations Wins 2013 WPEO Award for Work With New York City Agencies

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Eriksen Translations Inc. (http://www.eriksen.com), a leading multilingual services provider, received the Access New York City Award on September 20 at the Women Presidents' Educational Organization's (WPEO) annual Breakthrough Breakfast. The award honors the WPEO Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) that reported the most Done Deals with the City of New York over the past year.

Vigdis Eriksen, with members of the Eriksen team, accepting the Access New York City award at the Women Presidents' Educational Organization's Breakthrough Breakfast in New York on September 20.

Eriksen is proud to be recognized for the work conducted with agencies such as the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, and the NYC Department of Education. This is the sixth time that Eriksen has received a Done Deals award from the WPEO, which attests to the company's leadership as a woman-owned business and the strong relationships forged with clients.

"We are honored to have received this award from the WPEO and are grateful for our ongoing partnerships with New York City agencies serving the education, health care, and social services needs of multilingual New Yorkers," said Vigdis Eriksen, founder and CEO of Eriksen Translations, as she accepted the award at the WPEO awards breakfast at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

In addition to their work with New York City agencies, Eriksen's clients include New York City cultural institutions, and many of the global financial, insurance, and consulting companies headquartered in the city.

The Done Deal Challenge was developed to celebrate and publicize business conducted between WBEs and WPEO's corporate sponsors, as well as the Public Sector. Other 2013 Done Deals award winners include Bank of America, Time Warner Inc., Daystar Promotions, Inc., Big Apple Car, and Mrs. Paper.

About Eriksen Translations Inc.
Eriksen Translations Inc., now in its 27th year, is a leading provider of multilingual services in more than 100 languages. Eriksen offers translation, interpreting, web and software localization, layout and production, and cultural consulting. With a reputation for high standards, in-depth knowledge, accuracy, and prompt delivery, Eriksen partners with major companies in technology, finance, insurance, health care, and education, as well as leading museums and cultural institutions worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.eriksen.com.

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. Its 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, visit http://www.wpeo.us.

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