Elizabeth Elting

Liz Elting, who co-founded Translations.com in 1992, oversees the day-to-day operations and the human resources and production departments, while her business partner, Phil Shawe, manages the technology and business development groups. Elting has earned numerous awards for her outstanding entrepreneurship, including Working Woman's Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for Customer Service, the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Inc. 500 Award and the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 Award, which she received four times. Elting was selected Woman of the Year by American Express and Entrepreneur. Crain's New York Business has ranked TransPerfect as one of the largest privately held companies, as well as one of the largest women-owned companies, three years in a row. TransPerfect was also twice named one of the fastest-growing women-owned/led businesses in North America by Entrepreneur and the Women Presidents' Organization. Elting is profiled in several books, including 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, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Crain's New York Business. Elting lectures regularly at New York University's Stern School of Business, Columbia Business School, and National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Elting is an active member of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and (The Association for a Better New York (ABNY). Elting holds a master's degree in business administration in finance and international business from New York University's Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in modern languages and literatures from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.

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