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Liz Elting – CEO at Elizabeth Elting Foundation | Building a Billion-Dollar Empire

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About The Guest

Liz Elting is a distinguished entrepreneur, philanthropist, and business leader, known for her remarkable journey that spans five countries. In 1992, she founded TransPerfect from an NYU dorm room, growing it into the world’s largest language solutions company with over $1.1 billion in revenue and a presence in 100+ cities. 

Liz’s exceptional achievements have earned her numerous awards, including the Charles Waldo Haskins Award, the Health Equity Leadership Award, and the Vertex Award for transforming women’s high-growth entrepreneurship. She is a celebrated advocate for women’s empowerment and a sought-after speaker, with her book, “Dream Big and Win: Translating Passion into Purpose and Creating a Billion-Dollar Business,” poised to inspire others to follow in her footsteps. Recognized as one of Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women, Liz Elting continues to shape the business landscape with her passion and dedication.

Talking Points

  • 00:00 – Meet Liz Elting
  • 04:20 – Work-Life Balance Dilemma
  • 06:25 – Passion vs. Pragmatism
  • 08:41 – Emulating Liz’s Success Tips
  • 14:28 – Taking a Leap of Faith
  • 17:22 – The Elusive First Million
  • 20:03 – Starting Up Without Funding
  • 23:24 – Liz’s Growth Strategy
  • 28:00 – Reflecting on Entrepreneurial Wisdom
  • 33:46 – “Dream Big and Win”
  • 35:17 – Sponsor: My First Million Podcast
  • 35:49 – Beginner’s Dream-Big Guide
  • 38:48 – Focus on Action, Not Words
  • 41:10 – Motivating Your Team
  • 45:43 – Encouraging Healthy Disagreements
  • 53:29 – Leaving TransPerfect After 26 Years
  • 59:34 – Liz’s Final Entrepreneurial Lesson
  • 1:01:37 – Connecting with Liz Online
  • 1:02:36 – What would Liz tell her 20-year-old self?
  • 1:03:32 – Defining Success with Liz Elting

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