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Eriksen Wins 2022 WBEC Metro NY Access New York City and State Awards

The Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) Metro New York hosts the annual Done Deals Challenge Awards to celebrate business conducted by companies that are owned and operated by women. Eriksen is proud to announce we have been named the recipient of this year’s WBEC Metro NY Access New York City and State Awards.

As a Brooklyn-based company, we’re proud to support our local communities and contribute to the multicultural diversity that defines New York. By translating into the languages spoken in local communities, we help agencies develop the multilingual resources needed to keep New Yorkers safe, healthy, and informed.

Read the full press release below.

Eriksen Translations Wins 2022 WBEC Metro NY Access New York City and State Awards

The Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) Metro New York has awarded Language Services Provider Eriksen Translations its Access New York City and State Awards at the organization’s Annual Breakthrough Breakfast.

Brooklyn, NY – October 10, 2022 – Eriksen Translations Inc. (, a leading Language Services Provider, received the WBEC Metro NY Done Deals Access New York City Award and Access New York State Award at the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) Metro New York Annual Breakthrough Breakfast on October 7. The awards honor the Women Business Enterprise (WBE) that reported the most Done Deals with the City and State of New York during the challenge period.

Eriksen Translations provides language services to help New York City and State agencies make public services and programs accessible to people with Limited English Proficiency. This year’s awards recognize Eriksen’s work with a variety of public agencies, including the NYC Civic Engagement Commission, NYC Department of Sanitation, NYC Housing Authority, NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and NYC Department of Environmental Protection, along with the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and the New York State Department of Health.

“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, Founder and CEO. “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 Done Deals Challenge was developed to celebrate and publicize business conducted between WBEs and WBEC Metro NY corporate sponsors, as well as the public sector. Eriksen was also named as a finalist for two additional awards, the WBE Done Deals Champion and Connection Awards, recognizing the company’s work with WBEC Metro NY corporate sponsors and other certified WBEs. This is the tenth year that Eriksen has been recognized with Done Deals awards, attesting to the company’s leadership as a woman-owned business.

Eriksen is certified as a woman-owned business enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the City and State of New York and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.


Eriksen Translations delivers best-in-class multilingual services in 100+ languages. Founded in 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. In addition to New York City and State agencies, Eriksen supports clients in finance, creative services, education, healthcare, and law, as well as nonprofits and leading museums and cultural institutions. For more information, visit / @eriksentrans.


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

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