GLAM Advisory Board

Elizabeth (Liz) Elting

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 $700 million in revenues and more than 5,000 employees in over 90 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, and the National Organization for Women "Women of Power & Influence" Award. In addition, Elting has been named one of Forbes’ “Richest Self-Made Women” for the past five years in a row (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) and is a recipient of the 2019 Charles Waldo Haskins Award for business and public service from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

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Robin Freedman

Robin Freedman is a real estate attorney at a multinational law firm in New York City. She enjoys working on transactions from start to finish and seeing clients’ ideas translate into exciting bricks and mortar projects. Robin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Economics and from New York University School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. She is the proud mother of two daughters in college and believes strongly in GLAM’s mission of empowering girls. 

Jessica Merrick

Jessica Merrick has been a mathematics educator, coach, and leader for the past fifteen years and is currently the Math Coordinator for Columbia Grammar & Preparatory's Middle School Division. Jessica earned her undergraduate degree in Finance and Marketing from Boston College and her Masters in Education Leadership and Policy from Harvard University. Jessica started her career in education after working as a management consultant for IBM and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.  In her role as a management consultant, Jessica developed and implemented training materials for fortune 500 companies. Jessica transitioned from the corporate world to education in order to help make a difference in the way students viewed mathematics.  Jessica started up the CGPS Math Team and is determined to engage students in discourse about the “why” of mathematics more than the “how.” 

Heather Ouida

Heather Ouida is the VP of licensing at Kidtagious – a children’s licensing and entertainment company founded by Al Kahn, the visionary behind Pokemon, Cabbage Patch Kids and many other iconic kids’ hits.  As an educator, Heather also co-founded Mommybites, which went on to become one of the largest social and educational communities for moms in NYC and was acquired in 2016 by a Manhattan media conglomerate. Prior to co-founding Mommybites, Heather was a learning specialist where she taught in London for many years as well as at The Dalton School in Manhattan. Heather holds a BA in Psychology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, an MA in Child Development from Tufts University and acquired her learning specialist degree from York University in England.