Elizabeth Stewart

Founding Executive Director, Civic Hall Labs

Elizabeth Stewart
For the last 15 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 the Founding Executive Director of Civic Hall Labs, the nonprofit arm of Civic Hall, a collaborative hub for the civic tech community based in New York City. In 2010, she co-founded 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. As founding CEO for over three years, she oversaw the mission and ran the business in Downtown Los Angeles that allowed a diverse membership of over 500 individuals and 20 organizations to collaborate, learn, access market opportunities and capital, build community, and scale ideas. In this role, she advised 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 working at the intersection of economic development, social and environmental justice, and entrepreneurship. 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.” She loves to cook, travel, and get lost in big cities.


NYU Skirball Center
June 09, 2016
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