After nine years as an executive at two localization firms (companies that help businesses expand overseas) -- including Lionbridge Technologies -- Yee founded global communications firm CSOFT International. The opportunity to "unite business with creativity and bridge 'global' with 'local'" by using the skills she had acquired was an offer she couldn't resist, Yee recalls. Today, CSOFT has 14 locations spanning the globe and revenue has increased about 20% every year since the company's launch.
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