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NOW-NYC Honors Liz Elting at its 2016 Women of Power & Influence Awards at Annual Gala

National Organization of Women Recognizes TransPerfect CEO Liz Elting as Pioneering Role Model

NEW YORK – This Wednesday, June 22nd, Liz Elting, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of TransPerfect, will be honored by the National Organization of Women at its annual gala. NOW-NYC’s annual gala honors exemplary women who have boldly forged their way to the top of their industries, breaking barriers along the way, and earning the title of pioneer and role model. Each year, NOW gathers to celebrate extraordinary women working in business, finance, entrepreneurship, technology, law, and government. Receiving a 2016 Women of Power & Influence Award, Liz is honored to be recognized by NOW-NYC alongside a host of remarkable women that truly exemplify power and influence.

Each of NOW’s honorees shares a commitment to advancing women’s opportunities, so that individual women can fulfill their potential and women collectively can advance professionally, economically, and socially. Upon receiving this distinguished award, Elting will join a growing network of award alumnae, including over 100 exemplary business leaders, financiers, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

Discussing this incredibly meaningful recognition, Elting said, “I want to sincerely thank the hardworking members of NOW for their unwavering dedication and commitment to making a difference in the lives of women. Together, we send the message that power and influence are qualities to be celebrated in women. If there is one thing I hope to show other women, it’s that your ideas matter, your voice deserves to be heard, and the world needs your leadership. Embrace your power, and never stop fighting for your right to fulfill your unique potential.”

Held in Tribeca on June 22nd, all of the proceeds from NOW-NYC’s annual dinner gala will go to support NOW-NYC and Women’s Justice NOW in the critical work of advocating for and improving the lives of New York women and girls (including providing legal help and referrals to women in need).

For more information on Liz Elting, please visit www.transperfect.com. For more information on NOW and NOW-NYC’s 2016 Women of Power & Influence Awards, please visit www.nownyc.org.

About Liz Elting: Liz Elting is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately owned language solutions company. Living, studying, and working in five countries by the age of 25, Liz identified a need in the translation industry to provide a service-focused enterprise that could provide end-to-end solutions for companies doing business globally. Today, TransPerfect has been recognized for developing the industry standard for linguist certification, as an eight-time recipient of the Inc. 5000 award, a six-time honoree of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, and a recipient of multiple Stevie Awards. Liz has been recognized as a “Woman of the Year” by American Express and Entrepreneur Magazine, an “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, a "Woman Worth Watching" by Diversity Journal, and is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award from NYU's Stern Women in Business. Liz is featured regularly in the media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, O (The Oprah Magazine), The Financial Times, Reader's Digest, Huffington Post, and Crain's New York Business.

About NOW: NOW-NYC advocates for the women and girls of New York City. NOW works to promote reproductive rights, secure women’s economic empowerment, and end discrimination and violence against women. As the largest NOW chapter in the country, NOW-NYC gives women a powerful voice and plays a key role in shaping both the local and national debate on the issues that impact women. Women’s Justice NOW is NOW’s charitable partner organization, supporting public education and outreach efforts and providing legal help and referrals to women in need.