Get to Know Liz
Liz Elting, Founder and CEO of the Elizabeth Elting Foundation, is a New York-based philanthropist and businesswoman, recognized for her outstanding entrepreneurship and focus on developing women business leaders. An accomplished business leader, Elting co-founded TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and business solutions. Headquartered in New York City, the company has over $600 million in revenues and more than 4,000 employees in over 90 cities around the globe. Elting’s recognitions and awards include the Working Woman “Entrepreneurial Excellence” Award for Customer Service, the Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award, the American Express-Entrepreneur Magazine “Woman of the Year” Award, the "Distinguished Alumnae" Award from NYU Stern's Women in Business, the “Women Worth Watching” Award from Diversity Journal, and most recently, the "Women of Power & Influence" Awards by the National Organization for Women.
Elting has been profiled in books including American Dream: Interviews with Industry-Leading Professionals by Jason Navallo, The New York Times bestseller Succeed by Your Own Terms (McGraw-Hill), Leadership Secrets of the World’s Most Successful CEOs (Dearborn Trade Publishing), and Straight Talk About Starting and Growing Your Business (McGraw-Hill). She is featured regularly in the media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, O (The Oprah Magazine), The Financial Times, Reader’s Digest, Huffington Post, and Crain’s New York Business.
Women of Power & Influence Award – National Organization of Women
Woman of the Year – American Express Entrepreneur Magazine
Entrepreneur of the Year – Ernst & Young
Woman Worth Watching – Diversity Journal
Distinguished Alumna – NYU's Stern Women in Business
Alumni Medal for Excellence – Trinity College
America's Richest Self-Made Women – Forbes
Enterprising Women of the Year Award – Enterprising Women
Entrepreneurial Excellence Award – Working Woman Magazine
In the News
Liz is featured regularly in the media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, O (The Oprah Magazine), Entrepreneur, Business Insider, The Financial Times, Reader’s Digest, Huffington Post, and Crain’s New York Business.