Hub LA, Co-Founder & CEO
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For the last ten years, Elizabeth has focused on the intersection of environmental, social, and economic sustainability in a range of roles within nonprofits and social enterprises, with a particular emphasis on water, energy, and urban economic development. She is Co-founder and CEO of Hub Los Angeles, a for-profit social enterprise with the mission to connect, empower, and resource Angelenos who are working to create positive change in the world. Borrowing from the best of a social club, business incubator, idea lab, and the comforts of home, members come to Hubs across the globe to collaborate, learn, access market opportunities and capital, build community, and scale ideas. In this role, she advises a variety of start-ups ranging from clean tech to community-oriented technology enterprises.

Prior to starting Hub Los Angeles, she was the Founding Director of Causemopolis, a boutique consulting firm focused on enhancing urban places worldwide using collaborative consumption to create change. She has also worked abroad in Sub-Saharan Africa and South America on poverty reduction and women empowerment programs. Elizabeth holds an MA in Urban Planning from the University of California Los Angeles, where she co-founded the Graduate Leaders in Sustainability Certificate. She serves on the Board of Liberty Hill Foundation, which focuses on social justice in Los Angeles, and serves on the Board of Advisors in Philanthropy in LA. Recently she was featured in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People 2013 issue, and profiled on Forbes.com as “a woman changing the LA entrepreneur landscape.”

140 characters: Passionate about sustainable cities; social innovation; ethical fashion; and human-centered design solutions; Co-founder and CEO of Hub LA