About Us

Elizabeth Crowell

Elizabeth is the co-owner of Sterling Place, a multichannel retail company that sells eclectic antiques, fine home decor and specialty gifts. Built on her passion for finding and giving the perfect gift, the business has gained a well-known reputation for its tantalizing merchandising and white glove customer service. Profitable from year two, the business has steadily grown, with three store locations in Brooklyn, as well as a website. Last year, the business posted is highest revenue and profit to date. Sterling Place has been profiled by the NY Times and Elizabeth has been a repeat guest expert on Martha Stewart Living Radio.

Elizabeth’s own positive experience as a business owner has inspired her to assist other women in launching and growing their own businesses. In 2011, Elizabeth was selected as one of 10 in the inaugural class of Pipeline Fellows, a program designed to train women to angel invest in women-led triple bottom line ventures, ie. profitable, environmentally responsible and delivering social impact. She is in the process of building out her own angel portfolio, with investments made in such diverse companies as an organic ice cream maker, a non-profit technology provider and a crowd-sourced lending platform. Elizabeth's most recent coup is becoming a regular contributor for NextWomen and she is excited to share her experience with the NextWomen community and beyond.