International Women’s Day 2023: Celebrating the women who inspire us

Celebrating the women who inspire us

San Jose, CA (March 8, 2023) - As we celebrate International Women’s Day(March 8), it is crucial to acknowledge and applaud the accomplishments and contributions of women who have made a positive impact on society. In honor of this special occasion, TVBEurope invited members of the media tech industry to share stories about the women who inspire them.

We are thrilled to feature our members, Janice, SVP of Sales & Strategy, Rosa, Sr. Marketing Specialist, and Therese, Back end Engineer, as they discuss the remarkable women who inspire them and introduce them to you. We are proud to celebrate International Women's Day with these inspiring women. Let's take a closer look.

Anna Lee (Submitted by Theresa Lee, Back End engineer)

My mother was a high school teacher, but like many women of her generation, she was forced to resign from her job upon getting married. Despite this setback, she continued to pursue her passions while caring for her four children. During my childhood, she worked as a Japanese chef, and during my adolescent years, she taught mathematics at a private institute. She also worked as a florist for several years. Her exceptional talent and intelligence are evident in all that she does. Presently, she works at her own cafe as a barista. My mother has been a tremendous source of inspiration and instilled in me that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. Without her unwavering support, I wouldn’t have had the fortitude or confidence to become an engineer or work for an innovative Machine Translation start-up company focused on media and entertainment.

Han Moo-kyung (Submitted by Rosa Lee, Senior Marketing Specialist)

The woman I hold in high regard, Han Moo-kyung, possesses unwavering convictions that she firmly stands by. Her unquenchable thirst for knowledge, coupled with an indomitable spirit, exudes an unrelenting determination. Her warm-heartedness draws many people to follow her. She is undoubtedly one of the most significant inspirations in my life. For two decades, she imparted knowledge to students as a university professor. When the Korean economy faced its bleakest hour during the IMF crisis, she ventured into the electronics industry, building a company that now commands hundreds of billions of won in value. Today, she holds a position in the South Korean parliament, a testament to her leadership abilities.

Through my interactions with her, I learned firsthand about authentic female leadership, which is particularly critical in a country like South Korea, where Confucian traditions have engendered a male-dominated society. Observing how she tackled challenges as a successful businesswoman and political leader was illuminating. She taught me how to navigate the complexities of interpersonal relationships. Her teaching helped to shape my career and ultimately led me to XL8, where I am part of an innovative team developing state-of-the-art AI-powered localisation technology for media and entertainment.

Wendy Aylsworth (Submitted by Janice Pearson, SVP of Sales & Strategy)

Meeting the right person can have a profound impact on one’s career. Wendy Aylsworth has been that person for me ever since we met at Warner Bros. She taught me that a woman in technology doesn’t have to be an engineer; rather, individuals with strong business and communication skills have a vital role as a bridge between engineers and business stakeholders. Through her beliefs in cross-divisional collaboration and commitment to DEI, she encouraged me to advise her emerging technology team on the security of new technologies being evaluated. This experience ignited a newfound passion for solving complex business challenges through technology and thinking proactively about how technological innovations can improve media workflows and business processes. As a result, I now have a rewarding career at a tech start-up utilising AI-powered machine translation to push the boundaries of innovation in the media and entertainment industry.

Let’s come together to honor and uplift all women who are making a difference in their respective fields. Wishing you all a Happy International Women’s Day!

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