Eriksen Translations wins two awards in Women Presidents’ Educational Organization challenge

Vigdis Eriksen, CEO of Eriksen Translation

Vigdis Eriksen, CEO of Eriksen Translations

Eriksen Translations won two awards at the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization’s (WPEO) BreakThrough Breakfast at New York’s Grand Central Hyatt Hotel last week. The comprehensive language services provider was recognized with the WBE Leadership Award and the New York State Access Award in the Fourth Annual Done Deals™ Challenge.

The competition measures the number of contracts completed in the last year between a certified woman’s business enterprise (WBE) and WPEO corporate sponsors, City and State agencies, or other certified WBEs. The first prize honors the woman-owned business that reported the most deals overall, while the second acknowledges the WBE that completes the most deals with the State of New York. Eriksen has been recognized in the Challenge every year since its inception.

“It’s thrilling to win two awards from the WPEO this year,” said Vigdis Eriksen, president and CEO of Eriksen Translations. “We are constantly challenging ourselves to raise the bar on customer service and find innovative ways to meet our clients’ translation needs, and we are grateful to the WPEO and our clients in the public and private sectors for encouraging us year after year.”

Eriksen submitted over 20% of the Done Deals confirmed in the New York area competition this year. WPEO sponsors who have worked with Eriksen include world leaders in the financial, insurance, life sciences, and consulting fields, as well as marketing firms and government agencies serving the education, healthcare, and social services needs of multilingual New Yorkers. The range of services Eriksen provides these clients includes translation, editing, typesetting, Web localization, and copywriting.

“I want to congratulate the winners of our Corporate and WBE awards for exceeding our expectations; the great success of the Done Deals Challenge validates the benefits of our WPEO programs for certified WBEs,” said Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., president and founder of the WPEO.

About Eriksen Translations Inc.

Eriksen Translations Inc. is a comprehensive 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. For more information, please visit or call (212) 688-4114.

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