Eriksen Translations wins awards from Women’s Business Enterprise Council Metro NY

The Women’s Business Enterprise Council Metro New York (WBEC Metro NY) recently awarded a language service provider (LSP) with its Done Deals Access New York City and State Awards.

The WBEC Metro NY awarded Eriksen Translations with the awards, honoring the LSP’s work to help city and state agencies in the New York City metropolitan area provide quality language access services.

“I am honored to have received this award from WBEC New York and grateful for our ongoing partnerships with New York City and State agencies,” said Vigdis Eriksen, the founder and CEO of the LSP. “I am proud that our work helps vulnerable New Yorkers participate in their communities, acquire critical public health information, and access opportunities for stable housing and employment.”

The WBEC Metro NY gave the Access New York City and State Awards to companies participating in the Done Deals Challenge and reported the most “Done Deals” between city and state agencies during the challenge period. Eriksen Translations noted that these awards recognize the company’s work with a wide range of public agencies to help ensure that their programs and services are available to residents with limited English proficiency.

This has been a big year for the Brooklyn-based LSP — in August, Inc. listed the company among its 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. That same month, the company also announced the appointment of a new executive vice president for client services.

Likewise, it’s also been a big year for language access in the state of New York. Home to the most linguistically diverse city on the planet — the city has made major strides to improve language access services, most recently launching its new Office of Language Access. During the Done Deals challenge period, Eriksen Translations worked with several city and state agencies, including the NYC Housing Authority and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

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Andrew Warner
Andrew Warner is a writer from Sacramento. He received his B.A. in linguistics and English from UCLA and is currently working toward an M.A. in applied linguistics at Columbia University. His writing has been published in Language Magazine, Sactown Magazine, and The Takeout.

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