Earlier this year, Corie Barry became the first woman to serve as CEO of Best Buy, the one-time retail monster working hard to keep up with gorilla-in-the-room Amazon. She’s one of just eight women in that position out of every single Fortune 100 company–eight percent, if you need me to say it–and thirty-three off the Fortune 500. So when you’re that much of a rarity, I’m always interested in hearing the story.Read More
New York, NY — The American Heart Association and the Elizabeth Elting Foundation will unveil the first blood pressure self-monitoring kiosk at The Campaign Against Hunger’s (TCAH) resource center and food pantry in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn on October 2. The state-of-the-art BP kiosk will empower clients of TCAH to measure and track their blood pressure and take steps to prevent heart disease and stroke, which together kills more New Yorkers than any other disease.
According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure is the “silent killer” because it has no obvious symptoms and can threaten one’s health. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reports that about one in four New Yorkers has high blood pressure, and Black and Latino adults are more likely to have high blood pressure than other races and ethnicities.Read More
Earlier this month, the Boston Globe reported on a troubling study. The study, conducted by the University of Colorado, was looking to examine the longer-term impact of #MeToo.. While finding that women reported an overall decline in workplace sexual harassment, it also found that there was a growing uptick in plain old sexism.
You know, "women can't drive" sorts of things.
I'm not naive enough to believe that sexism was something we'd closed the door on; it's something every woman lives with, the frustrating background radiation of our lives. While it's true that sexism can play out as overt as the assertion that women are fundamentally less capable than men, in most cases, it's far more subtle: the devaluing of women, our experiences, our abilities, and our insights purely on the grounds of who and what we are.Read More
For the last few years, the indignities women must endure to simply be a part of public society have finally shifted to the forefront of public discourse. It’s a conversation that started with addressing catcalling and the gender pay gap and moved deeper toward recognizing the more insidious structural biases that lurk around every corner for women.
So, for the last few years, I’ve dedicated more and more of my life to helping educate other women about how we can counteract and get around the numerous roadblocks we face. But more and more, I’m being asked by men how they can help. “We’re sick of being told we’re the problem,” they say, “when we want to help. But nobody will tell us how.”Read More
A Stern alumna and entrepreneur donated $5 million to the school of business last Thursday, which will go toward fostering the success of women in business.
Elizabeth Elting’s gift –– the largest a self-made woman has ever donated to Stern –– will supply 20 female-led businesses with seed capital through the Elizabeth Elting Venture Fund in association with Stern’s Endless Frontier Labs, a mentorship program aiding early-stage tech start-up companies. The donation will also fund the “Elizabeth Elting Women’s Leadership Fellowship,” which is intended to aid 40 women selected for their leadership and merit throughout their MBA pursuits.Read More
The Stern School of Business at New York University has announced a $5 million gift from alumna Elizabeth Elting (MBA '92) in support of efforts to nurture the next generation of women entrepreneurs.
The largest gift from a woman entrepreneur in the school's history will support, over ten years, Elizabeth Elting Women's Leadership Fellowships for a total of forty female MBA students who demonstrate academic merit and, in association with the school's Endless Frontier Labs program, provide seed capital to twenty women-led businesses through the Elizabeth Elting Venture Fund.Read More
September 17, 2019, New York, NY—Today, New York University’s Stern School of Business announced that it received a $5 million gift from alumna Elizabeth Elting (MBA ’92), the single largest gift from a self-made woman in the School’s history. With this support, Elting aims to champion the next generation of talented and entrepreneurial women affiliated with her alma mater, an intention that aligns with the mission of the Elizabeth Elting Foundation she now runs after a successful business career leading the multi-million dollar global translation business she founded in a dorm room at NYU in 1992.Read More
According to a 2017 survey, approximately 80% of women in the US report experiencing some sort of sexual harassment in the workplace. Other studies have found that even at relatively low frequencies, harassment in the workplace exerts significant negative impact on a woman’s psychological wellbeing; including decrements in general mental health, depression and anxiety disorders, increased alcohol abuse, elevated risk of eating disorders, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.Read More
Starting your own business is not, and I cannot stress this enough, ever easy. It’s a grueling endeavor that involves long hours, sleepless nights, poring over finances, and constant–and I mean constant–worry. The stress can be immense, and it breaks people. But it doesn’t have to.Read More
NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Thursday, September 19, Liz Elting, Founder and CEO of the Elizabeth Elting Foundation and one of Forbes' Richest Self-Made Women, will participate in a "fireside chat" at a day-long business and financial literacy boot camp for NYC women interested in entrepreneurship. The joint initiative, hosted by New York Women In Business (NYWIB), SCORE NYC, and Women Entrepreneurs NYC (WE NYC), will feature exciting panel discussions, rich workshops, and powerful speakers, all with the goal of helping women harness the power of entrepreneurship and build their own path to economic success.Read More
Liz Elting, the Founder and CEO of the Elizabeth Elting Foundation and one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in America as well as a noted advocate for women's health and equality, has been named to the New York City Board of Directors of the American Heart Association. The appointment comes following a years-long relationship between Elting and the nonprofit, during which the nationally-recognized businesswoman has served as a prominent sponsor and Co-Chair of the AHA's Go Red For Women campaign, which works to promote women's cardiac health.Read More
Women leave their positions at a far higher rate than men, and more often than not, are then replaced… by men. On average, we’re looking at attrition rates of 31% vs 24%, and it only goes higher as you move up the corporate ladder. By the time you actually reach the C-suite, women leave their jobs at over three times the rate of their male colleagues: 24% vs 7%, according to the Network for Executive Women. So, let’s be honest and ask the real question.
Why are women quitting in such disproportionate numbers?Read More
I believe in entrepreneurialism. Of course I do; it’s transformed my life in countless ways, giving me opportunities I never would have had if I’d decided to stick out climbing the corporate ladder. I was young and fresh out of business school when I realized my ambition wasn’t going to be served by being a part of a company someone else built. So I asked myself why I should wait, made up my mind, and in 1992, launched my first business out of an NYU dorm room. But not everyone does that. Not everyone can do that. So if you’re facing your second or third act and lamenting you didn’t start sooner, I have good news.
It’s not too late. It’s never too late.Read More
If there is a single thing the last decade has made crystal clear to the world, it’s the resounding power and influence of social media, not always for the better, and again and again, women have borne the brunt of the abuse of its worst actors. Now, this topic has been analyzed and analyzed and analyzed, as we’ve witnessed everything from digital harassment campaigns to out-and-out murder, and I’m not going to regurgitate that incredible and necessary work. But coming from the perspective of a successful woman with a platform, I think we do need to talk about what’s happening every day online: the weaponization of social media platforms to attack and harass women through intimidation, doxxing, and threats. Because it’s something we need to know how to navigate.
So what on earth do we do about it?Read More
There’s a classic experiment. A woman is given a series of math problems to solve, but is first reminded by the experimenter that women are often perceived as worse at math. The subject then underperforms below her abilities on the problems, whereas women who were not reminded of the stereotype performed the same as male counterparts on average. Simply put, the stereotype fulfilled itself.Read More
It's a name that is immediately confrontational, exceedingly direct, owning the ways men talk down to and infantilize women and the constant charge of "bossiness" leveled at any woman with the gall to be commanding. Girlboss has the ring of defiance, yes, but also of solidarity; it is the act of declaring that, yes, I am like other girls. I am not interested in whether you think I can hang, and you can't expect me to chuckle at your jokes about women. A girl, in short, is the boss, and there's not a damn thing you can do about it.Read More
My dad was diagnosed with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia in 2011. It’s going to be a familiar story to anyone reading this, no doubt, united as we all are by our experience with loved ones suffering from this illness, or by our own affliction. We only found out because he was hospitalized for something entirely unrelatedRead More
There used to be a dream that technology would be the great equalizer. From social media democratizing national and global discourse to new technology simplifying elections to computer algorithms cutting through prejudice. But that hasn’t panned out: social media is ripping our social fabric to shreds, elections are under constant siege, and our technology is perpetuating rather than eliminating biases.
You get the sense that we had a bit too much confidence in the cleansing power of the electronic microchip.Read More