Beverly Hills’ Lisa Zola Greer Recognized as District 26 Woman of the Year by California State Senator Ben Allen

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Beverly Hills philanthropist, author and entrepreneur, Lisa Zola Greer, has been recognized by Senator Ben Allen as District 26 Woman of the Year. An active real estate investor, an advisor to many nonprofits, and the co-founder of Tandem Careplanning, a Public-Benefit Corporation that champions both care seekers and caregivers, Lisa Zola Greer is an active and involved member of the Beverly Hills community.

“Greer’s commitment to Beverly Hills is well-rounded, supporting many different facets of her community,” said Senator Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica. “Supporting non-profits, the Jewish community, cultural heritage, and more – her widespread advocacy deserves proper recognition.”

“I’m humbled and honored to have received this recognition from Senator Allen, and I appreciate the Senator’s continuing support for dialogue about the critical social justice issues of our time,” said Lisa Zola Greer. “It’s been a great pleasure to have welcomed the Senator and his staff in our home for our many salons and educational events, as it is only through learning and talking about these issues that we can make real change in our community and our world.”

Lisa shows off her Senate Resolution honoring her as Senate District 26 2020 Woman of the Year.

From top left to bottom right: Sasha Feldstein and Mikey Latner – Daughter and Son-in-Law of Lisa, Shannon Flaherty – Senator Allen’s Office, Darrow Feldstein – Son of Lisa, Senator Ben Allen, Abby Liebman – CEO of MAZON, Olina Wibroe-Benson – Senator Allen’s Office, Lisa Zola Greer – Woman of the Year, Nicole Winger – Senator Allen’s Office, Lauren Pizer Mains – Senator Allen’s Office, Samuel Liu – Senator Allen’s Office, David Bocarsly – Senator Allen’s Office, Allison Towle – Senator Allen’s Office.

Greer was honored during a virtual celebration this month hosted by Senator Allen’s office joined with friends and family, and was presented with her official Senate Resolution honoring her. The Woman of the Year event was founded in 1987 in celebration of the contributions to society made by remarkable women throughout California, and every year one woman from each Senate and Assembly district come to the Capitol to be honored for their accomplishments. Typically, they are recognized as Woman of the Year in a formal ceremony on the floors of the Senate and Assembly. This year, however, Greer’s celebration went virtual as the Capitol continues to operate following COVID-19 precautions.

Lisa displays her new book, Philanthropy Revolution.

Greer is an active member of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors.  She recently completed terms as Commissioner and Chair of the Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission and Trustee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.  Previously she served as President of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Board member of many organizations, including the L.A. District Attorney’s Crime Prevention Foundation, Make-a-Wish of Greater Los Angeles, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, and others.

Earlier in her career, Greer founded and led a company that helped people throughout the world become parents through the power of cutting-edge technology.  Prior to that, Greer led a management consulting and strategic advisory firm specializing in digital media and entertainment businesses.  Earlier, as a studio executive, she oversaw the development of the online and other business divisions at NBC, Universal Studios, and Spencer Gifts, while also launching pioneering ventures into music webcasting.

A native of Los Angeles, Greer holds a bachelor's degree in History from UCLA and an MBA from Pepperdine University. The mother of five children, she and her husband, Joshua, are proud and involved residents of Beverly Hills. Their iconic home, recognized by the "Will Rogers Awards", has been the site for myriad social justice, educational and community events and salons.

Former District 26 Women of the Year include educator Catherine Baxter (2019), actress/activist Rashida Jones (2018), philanthropist Jacqueline Caster (2017), filmmaker Amy Ziering (2016), and attorney/advocate Stacey Armato (2015).

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Ben Allen represents the 26th State Senate District, which consists of the Hollywood, Westside, and South Bay communities of Los Angeles County.