Liz Elting is a New York-based philanthropist and businesswoman, focused on developing women business leaders.
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 $1.1 billion in revenue and offices in over 100 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, the National Organization for Women’s Women of Power & Influence Award, the 2019 Charles Waldo Haskins Award for business and public service from NYU’s Stern School of Business, the American Heart Association’s 2020 Health Equity Leadership Award, and the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs’ 2021 Vertex Award for changing the face and direction of women’s high-growth entrepreneurship. In 2022, Elting was honored with the American Heart Association’s Woman Changing the World Award, Trinity College’s Kathleen O’Connor Boelhouwer ’85 Alumni Initiative Award, and was an honoree at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York. In addition, Elting has been named one of Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women every year since the list’s inception.
Elting serves on the NYU Stern School of Business Board of Directors, the Trinity College Board of Trustees, is a founding member of Trinity’s Women’s Leadership Council and the Marjorie Butcher Circle, and is a regular speaker at both NYU and Columbia Business Schools. Elting also serves on the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women National Leadership Council, the Sandy Hook Promise Leadership Council, and the Board of Directors of Girls Learning Advanced Math (GLAM). In 2017, she founded the Elting Family Research Fund to support initiatives for the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation.
Elting is the author of the forthcoming book, Dream Big and Win: Translating Passion into Purpose and Creating a Billion Dollar Business. She 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 WallStreet Journal, Forbes, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Financial Times, Reader’s Digest, Huffington Post, and Crain’s New York Business.