Hi there! My name is Natalie Egan, and I’m an openly transgender technology entrepreneur. My newest company is Translator, and we’re on a mission to solve one of the world’s biggest problems—inequality.
Being unaware of other perspectives, not being our most authentic selves, and lacking empathy are huge issues for organizations, but they’re global issues, too. Now more than ever in this hyper-connected world, we need tools to better understand each other. Translator is building solutions to help businesses promote open and authentic cultures where all employees can thrive.
Why are we doing this? Because we have to. We at Translator are uniquely qualified to create these solutions because everyone on our team knows what it is like to not be accepted simply for who we are. We have repressed our authentic selves. Been what other people wanted us to be. And we’ve struggled in our personal and professional lives because of it. In all different ways and for different reasons each of us have come out in the workplace and know exactly what it’s like to go through the process of owning who we truly are in corporate America. For us this isn’t just a business—it’s a mission, and our lives.
You’ve probably asked yourself how you can make your company a place where everyone can be themselves? How can you foster an environment that people love coming to every day? We can help. Translator transforms organizations through the power of storytelling and technology in all its forms—from simple games to immersive virtual reality experiences. Allowing your employees to cost effectively experience new perspectives and embrace diversity and authenticity in new and measurable ways. The best part? Working with Translator has a ripple effect. It flows down into our communities, families, and friends, to help us all become better people.
So now you know. Partnering with Translator gives you the power to change your organization, and the world. We hope you’ll join us!
Team members, partners, and allies
Our Translators understand empathy and equality issues due to our own journeys of owning our identities in corporate America. Together, we are ready to change the world.
Natalie J. Egan
CEO & Co-founder
Natalie Egan is an experienced B2B technology startup entrepreneur. Prior to Translator, she was the founder and CEO of PeopleLinx, a venture capital backed software business that helped large organizations empower their employees to use social media. Natalie earned her BS from The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and her MBA from Villanova School of Business.
David J. Porzio
COO & Co-founder
David Porzio is a veteran product builder and operations expert. Prior to Translator, he was the VP of Product at mindbodygreen, the world's largest independent health and wellness community. Before mindbodygreen, David was Director of Early Stage Investments for MDC Partners. David earned his BA from Cornell University's School of Arts & Sciences and his JD from the Brooklyn Law School.