Not many business stories start like that, but this one does. Jill Kushner Bishop was always fascinated by language, and this love brought her to Spain, Argentina, and Israel, where she studied Spanish language and culture, taught English to business professionals, and researched the dialect of Spanish spoken by descendants of Sephardic Jews that were exiled from Spain in 1492.
While finishing her doctorate at UCLA, she was offered an opportunity to work as a corporate anthropologist back home in Chicago. From there, a few years of overseeing language and culture programs for 130 Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants gave her new insight into ways of applying language in the workplace, and in 2005, Jill launched the company. Multilingual Connections today looks very different than it did back then, but what hasn’t changed is our focus on creating connections across languages and cultures.
Our Core Values
Our core values aren’t just a framed picture hanging on our office wall – they guide our decision-making and ensure we grow ethically and have a positive impact on the world.
Relationships are Everything
We believe in the power of relationships: the relationships we have with our clients, with our linguists, and with our team. We take a true partnership approach to the work that we do, collaborating with each other and with you to create the right solutions for your needs.
We are a global team of language and culture experts with years of experience in the industry. We strive to inspire trust with our partners, clients, colleagues, and linguists by being knowledgeable, approachable, and responsive.
Be Flexible & Creative
We understand that every project is unique and are flexible and creative in our approach to localization. We tailor our solutions to your needs and offer a personalized experience every time.
Pursue Growth & Learning
In 2019, Multilingual Connections was named one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc. 5000. We grow thoughtfully and give back to our community along the way. We cherish diverse and inclusive perspectives and build on our team’s passions and expertise to inspire long-term growth and development.
Embrace & Drive Change
We leverage the best of humans and technology in all aspects of the company and the work that we do – embracing and driving change in an industry that is constantly transforming. We are a forward-thinking and tech-savvy group that will create a solution for any challenge.