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 $700 million in revenues and more than 5,000 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, the Trinity College "Alumni Medal for Excellence" and "Gary McQuaid" Award, the Enterprising Women Magazine “Enterprising Women of the Year” Award, and the National Organization for Women "Women of Power & Influence" Award. In addition, Elting has been named one of Forbes’ “Richest Self-Made Women” for the past five years in a row (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) and is a recipient of the 2019 Charles Waldo Haskins Award for business and public service from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Elting serves on the Trinity College Board of Trustees and the NYU Stern School of Business Board of Directors, and is a regular speaker at both NYU and Columbia Business Schools. Additionally, she is the Founding Ambassador for the NYC American Heart Association's Circle of Red and serves on the American Heart Association’s New York City Board of Directors. In 2017, she founded the Elting Family Research Fund to support initiatives for the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation.
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
Charles Waldo Haskins Award – NYU Stern School of Business
Alumni Medal for Excellence – Trinity College
Gary McQuaid Award – 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.