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Chanin Ballance is ‘Worth Watching’

Marylhurst alum Chanin Ballance, founder and CEO of VIA, was named as one of 2012's Women Worth Watching.

Chanin Ballance has spearheaded VIA's constant advance into new technological landscapes, from mobile training solutions, machine and hybrid translation to customized multilingual product launches in 32 countries. Notable clients include Microsoft, Cisco, Disney, Intel, Walmart, Blue Shield of California and Kaiser Permanente. Before VIA, Chanin co-founded The Language Company, a language and cross-cultural training school and translation service, where she was responsible for general management and finance, before selling the school to Berlitz. Chanin earned a bachelor's degree in social science from Marylhurst and completed graduate work in biochemistry at Portland State University. She also completed executive management studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Chanin has studied five foreign languages and has sat on the board of the American Marketing Association and Starve Ups, a non-profit entrepreneur group.

Women Worth Watching's mission is identifying, promoting and supporting women in leadership and the organizations that employ them. Nominated by their colleagues, peers and mentors for their initiative and achievements, these are women of purpose and drive who represent diversity within their spheres of influence. The profiles and essays are portrayals, not just resumes, of real women executives with real stories to tell, and they represent the kind of information shared by a mentor with an aspiring novice, particularly someone breaking new ground within an organization or industry.

Read Chanin's profile on WomenWorthWatching.org

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