Creative Entrepreneur & Speaker


"My career is my platform  -- one that celebrates creative pursuits, architecture, women in the workplace, and LGBT rights, the themes that are deeply personal. I want to motivate and mobilize people toward positive social change through design, gender equality, or diversity awareness."




A fifth-generation New Yorker, Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan is a creative entrepreneur, business leader, and social influencer with a unique knowledge-based marketing platform promoting national discussions about architecture, design, workplace equality, and diversity.

A frequent participant in the Foundermade entrepreneur series, Elizabeth Ann has led panel discussions all over the world with some of the world’s leading Venture Capitalists and start-up leaders to inspire better business practices. In addition, she is a member of the prestigious Young President’s Organization, and a regular contributor to Forbes, Dwell, and Thrive Global. 

At the age of 35, Elizabeth Ann became the President of Stribling & Associates, a woman-owned business that was founded in 1980. Under her leadership, the company now generates more than $2 billion in annual sales. 

Social justice and philanthropy are the cornerstones of Elizabeth Ann’s personal and professional philosophies. She serves on the board of The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy as well as GLSEN, an organization championing LGBT issues in grade schools across America. 

Elizabeth Ann is a graduate of the Chapin School and the College of the Holy Cross, where she studied Comparative World Religions.  She currently resides in Brooklyn Heights with her wife Rebecca and their two dogs Kiki and Jambon.




Are glass towers the new Mid-century Modern?

"The concentration of these new glass towers, and the brisk pace at which they’ve come onto the market, echoes another architectural revolution in our history. Half a century ago and a few thousand miles away, the mid-century modern movement came to define Palm Springs, California in much the same way the glass towers are transforming modern Midtown Manhattan." Full article


I'm Obsessed with Floorplans & Here's Why

We are a visual society, and the real estate and design industries have capitalized on this. Home stagers and virtual stagers have lucrative careers making a space seem visually appealing, but homebuyers are in for a big surprise when they walk into the space without the furniture to see it barely resembles the idyllic scenes supplied by professional interior designers. The floorplan allows you to see what you’re working with in the simplest form. Full article


Why The Shipping Container Home Movement Is Getting So Big

"Does it seem strange that you can order your very own tiny house on Amazon just like you can order your groceries or a pair of wireless headphones? If history shows us anything, the pre-fab house being sold direct-to-consumer is not a new, outlandish idea." Full article



"...A recent study by the Boston Consulting Group found that women control or influence 73 percent of all household purchases. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see the financial success Bravo would achieve if it played directly to that audience by casting a leading lady on one of their popular Million Dollar Listing franchises?" Full article