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Elizabeth Elting

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Liz Elting co-founded from her college dorm room and is co-CEO of Transperfect Global Inc., which makes $400 million a year and has 3,000 employees in 30 different countries. It is the world’s largest privately held provider of language and business solutions. It provides technology solutions including translation-related technologies, website localization solutions, e-clinical solutions for life sciences organizations, and litigation support technology.

Elting earned her MBA in Finance and International Business from The Stern School of Business at New York University and her BA in Modern Languages and Literatures from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Elting got her first "job" at age 10, walking a neighborhood child to school each day, and from then on, she held jobs of her own to make extra spending money. Some of her positions included working at a dry cleaners, telemarketing, and as an usherette for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Before turning 25 year old, Elting had already lived or studied in the United States, Canada, Portugal, Venezuela, and Spain. She speaks English, French, and Spanish.

Companies and Investments

Transperfect (Co-Founder and Co-CEO)

Lessons Learned

During my junior and senior years in high school, I worked at a dry cleaning chain in Toronto. The overall experience instilled in me an awareness of overcoming challenges and taking responsibility seriously.

Listen to your clients. Focus on their needs. That means making the improvement of what you do a continuous priority. We elicit feedback from our clients and our employees on a regular basis, and it has enabled us to address important issues that we might otherwise not even know about.

This may sound simple, but it has produced significant results for me: set clear goals for yourself and your employees, and meet them. If you hold people responsible, you are empowering them; they have ownership of a specific task, and they become personally motivated to achieve those goals.

Inspiring Quotes

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Influential Books

Seth Godin - Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?


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