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About Us

Global Language Connections is a full-service language services company providing over 100 languages for interpretation, translation, cross cultural and business services. We work across sectors from healthcare, education, legal, government, retail, hospitality to social services. Our professional, trained linguists do more than just facilitate communication, they help connect different communities by eliminating language and cultural barriers.

Mission Statement

To create and cultivate meaningful connections by eliminating language and cultural barriers.

Client Service

 We leverage the best systems and hire the best talent to consistently deliver the best quality results we can.

Trust

We believe in developing long-term relationships with our clients, linguists and communities from different language and cultural backgrounds. 


Compassion

 GLC was created to help facilitate compassion and understanding, both linguistically and culturally, between parties of different backgrounds and experiences.


Authenticity

GLC staff and linguistic partners have encountered language and cultural barriers and have experienced amazing results when these are eliminated. Our mission is very personal to us, we deeply care about what we are doing and how to best help our clients succeed.


Collaboration

GLC is most effective because we listen to what our clients want and engage the communities, we serve to learn their needs. We utilize our staff and linguistic partners to build bridges between clients and communities so they may meet where needs and wants intersect. 

Founded as a language service agency, our goal was to deliver culturally competent, quality language services with a focus on fostering cross-cultural understandings between clients and their intended market. As our business grew, we recognized the need and opportunity for adding cross-cultural services and business consulting to further deliver on our mission. 

The founders of GLC started this journey based on the challenges they individually and together with their respective families experienced with language and cultural barriers. They witnessed firsthand stronger outcomes when services are designed to enhance cross-cultural understanding to build sustainable long-term communication. 

We work with clients who want their language service investments to go further. From the beginning we have grown our services by:

  • Seamlessly delivering high quality language services to our clients and offering competitive compensation to our linguistic partners
  • Offering outstanding service levels driven by viewing each stakeholder we work with as a partner and consistently exceeding their expectations
  • Our passion and commitment to our belief that language services can do more than facilitate communication, they can connect and strengthen communities.

Global Language Connections is a woman, minority owned business. Our vision is to evolve into a global enterprise. We began to achieve this vision with opening our office in Nairobi, Kenya in 2019. This location was selected based on the market opportunity in Africa and the firm’s strong connections to business and the government. Our expansion plans include other key markets across the globe. 

Social Responsibility

In alignment with Global Language Connections’ mission statement, we believe it is important to eliminate cultural barriers and connect communities in a socially responsible manner. Upon the cornerstones of caring for our employees and people, conducting business with a commitment to ethics, and working diligently with our people and our clients, we aim to effect positive change in the communities where we live, work, and serve. Since inception, Global Language Connections has built its business on effecting positive social change and being a responsible corporate community partner.

Since our founding, Global Language Connections has secured coveted language service contracts beating out local, regional, national and international incumbents. We serve for profit and non-profit clients in the fields of education, health care, business, legal, and government services. Our clients range from individuals to multinational corporations, and we approach each with the same level of service and process to facilitate high quality communication.

Our larger clients include the NFL, The Final Four, Andersen Windows and Alight ( formerly The American Refugee Committee). Medium size includes State and County Governments, Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHC) and higher level educational institutes. Our smallest clients include political candidates, small businesses, and individuals.

News

NFL helps diverse firms compete for Super Bowl business

The NFL wants Twin Cities firms owned by people of color, women, veterans and LGBT Minnesotans to share in all the spending the Super Bowl will generate in February.

2018 Super Bowl Business Connect Award Winner

The NFL Business Connect program is the National Football League’s Super Bowl and special event supplier diversity program.

Hennepin County Economic Gardening Participant

Selected for program which provides scholarships to owners of second stage growth businesses for business research combined with peer learning and business forums.

2017 NAWBO MN Emerging Women Business Owner Award

This award recognizes a NAWBO business owner's significant potential for long-term success and growth. She bears principal responsibility for operating a small business with at least a three year track record. Her growing business features a creative and innovative product or service which has presented her with many challenges -of which she has persevered through and overcome.

The Itasca Project

An employer-led civic alliance focused on building a thriving economy and improved quality of life.

Harvard Business School Young American Leaders Program

Khadija was nominated and selected for this prestigious, programs focused on cross-cultural collaboration for shared prosperity

2017 Women in Business Awards: Khadija Ali

Khadija Ali learned the importance of language interpreters as a native of Somalia emigrating to the U.S. and has gone on to turn that experience into a career as an interpreter and business owner.

 

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