Beyond Words of Translation With Dr. Jill Kushner Bishop

Dr. Jill Kushner Bishop
Jill Bishop

Dr. Jill Kushner Bishop is the Founder and CEO of Multilingual Connections, a translation, transcription, transcreating, subtitling, voiceover, and multilingual moderation service that helps clients connect in over 75 languages. Before founding Multilingual Connections, Dr. Bishop taught anthropology courses at UCLA, was a Research Assistant at the University of California, Davis, a Senior User Researcher for Sapient, and was a Culture, Diversity, and Language Consultant for Chipotle Mexican Grill.

She received her PhD in Linguistic Anthropology from the University of California. Dr. Bishop currently sits on the Advisory Board for The Global Chamber.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Dr. Jill Kushner Bishop talks about why a brand needs to pivot for success
  • When does it make sense to grow and change?
  • Dr. Bishop explains the process of making tough decisions for the brand’s future
  • How different languages present distinct cultural norms
  • Dr. Bishop discusses difficulties in finding gender-neutral language
  • Best piece of advice Dr. Bishop has ever received

In this episode…

How can you go beyond translation to help clients nurture relationships and give them the confidence to connect? Where can you go for collaboration and coaching on cultural decisions?

Dr. Jill Kushner Bishop and her team deliver what clients want: authentic content that speaks volumes. By adding value to linguistics, clients receive more than a flat translation. Dr. Bishop looks at the culture and the impact of words to create accurate content and can navigate across different platforms and opportunities. 

In this episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick sits down with Dr. Jill Kushner Bishop, Founder and CEO of Multilingual Connections, to discuss connecting through translation. Dr. Bishop talks about pivoting to remain relevant, why tough decisions can have positive outcomes, and the challenges of translating social norms.

Golden Answer

If you could meet any living person, who would it be?

Dr. Jill Kushner Bishop would like to have coffee and meet Michelle Obama. Dr. Bishop believes Michelle has lived a fascinating life and admires her poise, grace, and compassion.

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