Akorbi CEO and Co-Founder
AWARDED: Hispanic Businesswoman of the Year
As Akorbi’s visionary and tireless CEO and co-founder, Claudia Mirza has led the company’s impressive evolution from a language translation company to a global provider of multilingual business solutions, including staffing, contact centers, global marketing, eLearning and much more. What started as a home-based translation business in 2003 has flourished under her leadership into an award-winning, fast-growing, international company with more than 600 employees.
Claudia’s leadership has led Akorbi to become the 12th fastest-growing women-owned/led company in the world, according to the Women Presidents’ Organization. It has also become the fastest-growing provider of translation, localization and interpreting services in the U.S. and globally, according to independent market research firm’s Common Sense Advisory’s 2014-2015 growth figures.
Claudia’s success and business savvy have garnered her interviews by leading business media such as Forbes and Fortune, as well as local media such as The Dallas Morning News, D CEO and Dallas Business Journal, just to name a few. It has also led to countless awards and recognitions (listed below) that highlight her impressive success as the leader of a fast-growing, woman-owned company. In addition, it secured her elite participation in the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program in 2015, which includes only 12 of the most successful female entrepreneurs in the country.
Claudia is extremely active in the localization industry and is highly respected by her peers. Her commitment to the industry has been recognized nationally and internationally, securing her speaking engagements at industry conferences. She is highly committed to supporting the industry and helping other business owners succeed by freely sharing her keys to success.
Prior to founding Akorbi, Claudia held managerial roles at GENUITY (formerly GTE Internetworking) U.S., where she worked on multiple enterprise process improvement, project management and optimization programs.
She holds a business management degree from Cotecnova, Cartago, Colombia and is a graduate of the Tuck-WBENC Executive Education Program at the Tuck School of Business. In addition, she has a management certificate from the Southern Methodist University Cox Executive Education Program and a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from the DeVry Institute of Technology.