Elizabeth Faraut has been the Creative Director and CEO of LA LOOP, an eyewear business that has a cult-brand following in the US, Europe, and Asia, for the past 20 years. Elizabeth created a new category for optical retailers, and the products are now sold in over 1,000 stores across 28 countries. As an experienced fashion and luxury brand executive, Elizabeth brings passion, intensity and entrepreneurship to her products, her brands and everything she does. Her desire to bridge philanthropy and entrepreneurship brought her to found LOOPin in 2019 which is LA LOOP’s social impact division, whose mission is to connect LA LOOP stakeholders to meaningful give back opportunities. Elizabeth received a B.S. in International Studies from Kenyon College.
Elizabeth's passion for social justice and desire to strengthen women's voices prompted her involvement with the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital where she now serves as board chair. RTC is a model program that provides free comprehensive treatment for child and adult victims of sexual assault. In her over 20-year association with RTC, Elizabeth has brought her entrepreneur's focus to the organization, and has been able to affect legislation to strengthen victim rights nationwide. In addition, Elizabeth is on the board of Downtown Women’s Center, an organization which serves and empowers women who are experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. She also serves on the Los Angeles Committee for Human Rights Watch. Elizabeth is a 2015 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.