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Eriksen Wins 2021 WBEC Metro NY Access New York State Award

Each year, the WBEC Metro NY Done Deals Awards recognize engaged and successful women-owned businesses. Eriksen is proud to announce that we are the recipient of this year’s Access New York State Award.

As a Brooklyn-based company, we have long made it a part of our mission to support our local communities by translating into the languages spoken by New Yorkers. Through our long-term partnerships with City and State agencies, we help our clients make health information and social services resources accessible to residents with limited English proficiency.

We are grateful to be recognized for the support we give to New York State and pleased to announce that our work in this area is expanding. While this year’s Done Deals Award is attributed to Eriksen’s work with the New York State Department of Health, Eriksen was recently awarded a five-year contract to provide language services to the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA). OTDA helps vulnerable New Yorkers meet their essential needs and advance economically by providing opportunities for stable employment, housing, and nutrition.

Read the full press release below.

Eriksen Translations Wins 2021 WBEC Metro NY Access New York State Award

Brooklyn, NY – October 6, 2021 – Eriksen Translations Inc. (www.eriksen.com), a leading Language Services Provider, received the WBEC Access New York State Award at the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) Metro New York Virtual Annual Breakthrough Breakfast. The award honors the Women Business Enterprise (WBE) that reported the most Done Deals with the State of New York during the challenge period.

For more than 20 years, Eriksen has supplied translation and typesetting to help New York State agencies make public services and programs accessible to people with Limited English Proficiency. This year’s Done Deals award recognizes Eriksen’s work with the New York State Department of Health. Eriksen supports the agency by translating public health-related information into the languages spoken by New York residents.

Eriksen is proud to announce that it recently expanded its work with New York State. The company was awarded a five-year contract to provide language services to the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA). OTDA helps vulnerable New Yorkers meet their essential needs and advance economically by providing opportunities for stable employment, housing, and nutrition.

“We are honored to be recognized for our work with New York State,” said Vigdis Eriksen, Founder and CEO of Eriksen Translations. “Our team has always been committed to supporting agencies that advocate for immigrant rights and promote diversity, and we are excited to expand our work in this area.”

While this award recognizes Eriksen for its work with the State, the company also serves as a language partner to many New York City agencies, including the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Comptroller’s Office, the Commission on Human Rights, and the Department of Sanitation. The company also supports clients in financial services, marketing and advertising, education, healthcare, and law, as well as nonprofits and leading museums and cultural institutions.

The Done Deal Challenge was developed to celebrate and publicize business conducted between WBEs and WBEC Metro NY corporate sponsors, as well as the public sector. This is the ninth time that Eriksen has received a Done Deals award, attesting to the company’s leadership as a woman-owned business. Eriksen was also named as a finalist for three additional awards, the Access New York City Award, the WBE Champion Award, and the WBE Connections Award.

About Eriksen Translations Inc.

Eriksen Translations delivers best-in-class multilingual services in 100+ languages. Founded in downtown Brooklyn in 1986, Eriksen supports clients worldwide with a full range of services, including translation, typesetting, web and multimedia localization, transcreation, transcription, voiceover and subtitling, and live Zoom interpreting. Eriksen is certified as a woman-owned business enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the City and State of New York. For more information, visit www.eriksen.com / @eriksentrans.

About WBEC Metro NY

WBEC Metro NY is a dynamic community of certified women-owned businesses, building on their success through mutually beneficial partnerships with Fortune 1000 corporations and other WBEs. The organization provides WBENC certification—the gold standard in diversity certification—at the regional level, and serves as an advocate for certified women-owned businesses in the New York and Washington, D.C. regions, offering them educational programs, networking opportunities, and recognition. For more information, please visit www.wbenc.org/rpo/wbec-metro-ny

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